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Trip to Puebla

Templo de San Francisco

By Janice Page

The International Lions Club of San Miguel will be off on a three-day trip to the state of Puebla on October 20-22. We will be staying at the Hotel Colonial. Besides the city of Puebla, the group will be traveling on a first-class bus to the nearby town of Cholula, known for a great pyramid honoring the god Quetzalcoatl. The pyramid 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 roam free in a natural setting. On the way back, the group will stop at Templo de Santa Marta in Tonanzintia and Templo de San Francisco en Acatepec.

Lions Trip to Puebla
Tue, Oct 20-Thu, Oct 22
2,700 pesos single
2,100 pesos double
Janice Page

In the city of Puebla, the group will have the opportunity to visit the Museo Amparo, the Cathedral, ex-convento Santa Rosa, and the Museo de Arte Popular Poblano. There is also the Iglesia de la Compañia, 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 looking for Talavera pottery.

The cost of the trip is 2,100 pesos each (approx. US$140) for double occupancy, and 2,700 pesos (approx. US$180) for single occupancy, based on at least 30 participants. This includes first-class bus, hotel, breakfasts, tips, two 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. Janice Page can be e-mailed to make reservations. Deposits must be made by Tuesday, October 6, for this trip. Kip and Carol will be collecting money on that day between 10am and noon at Actinver Lloyd on Calle San Francisco. Call Janice Page at 585 322 9256 (up until October 4), 585 380 2732 (from October 5-13) or email her at for information or to make a reservation. You may also call Carol Walk at 185 8279.


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