Lions Club trip to Puebla

By Janice Page

The International Lions Club of San Miguel will be off on a three-day trip to the state of Puebla on August 27, 28 and 29. We will be staying at the Hotel Colonial. Besides the city of Puebla, the group will also be traveling on a first-class bus to the nearby town of Cholula, known for a great pyramid honoring the god Quetzalcoatl, which is now overgrown and topped by the Nuestra Senora de los Remedios church. On the itinerary is a drive-through visit to the Africam—the African ecological park where more than 3,000 animals, including lions, tigers, giraffes, buffalo, deer, rhinoceros and peacocks, which roam free in a natural setting. On the way back, the group will stop at Templo de Santa Martain Tonanzintia and Templo de San Francisco en Acatepec.

In the city of Puebla, the group will be visiting the Museo Amparo, the Cathedral, ex-convento Santa Rosa and the Museo de Arte Popular Poblano. Other sights are the Iglesia de la Compania, where supposedly an Asian princess is buried beneath the altar, and also the beautiful Rosario Chapel. There will be plenty of time for shopping at the market and for talavera pottery.

The cost of the trip is 1,960 pesos each (approx. US$150) for double occupancy, and 2,550 pesos (approx. US$195) for single occupancy. This includes first-class bus, hotel, breakfasts, tips, two b.y.o.b. cocktail parties with nibbles supplied by the Lions and a donation to the club, which gives glasses to the needy and does free diabetes testing. Call Jean Schickel at 152-0934 or email her at for information or to make a reservation. Deposits must be made by Thursday, August 14, for the trip. Jean will be collecting money on that day between 10am and noon at Actinver Lloyd on calle San Francisco.

Lions trip to Puebla
August 27-29, 2014
Jean Schickel 152 0934
1,960 pesos single/2,550 pesos double

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