San Miguel de Allende 2014

Mexico has long been one of my favourite destinations and I have spent some time studying Spanish in Cuernavaca and Guadalajara. Mexcio happens to be the number 1 foreign retirement destination for Canadians and Americans,… Read more.

After a restful night I started my first full day – March 1, 2014 – in San Miguel de Allende with a nice breakfast that my hostess Bertha had prepared. We sat down together and… Read more.

Prior to my trip I had contacted the local tourism office of San Miguel de Allende, and they had been extremely helpful in developing a great itinerary for this 11 day trip. Located right on… Read more.

The sun was beaming down on March 1, 2014 when I took the bus into downtown San Miguel de Allende. I jumped off at the Organic Market that is held every Saturday morning. This market… Read more.

I had thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Organic Market of San Miguel de Allende. Around 1 pm I was picked up and driven to “La Hacienda Purisima de Jalpa”, an organic farm and country… Read more.

After a night of pretty heavy fever I woke up with major congestion and a headache on March 2, 2014. It was another brilliant day but I felt I was not in any shape to… Read more.

March 3, 2014, another gorgeous day, started with a visit to the Mask Museum of San Miguel de Allende. Former advertising executive Bill LeVasseur, who originally hails from Maine, has long been passionate about Mexico,… Read more.

On the way back to San Miguel from my visit to La Gruta and Atotonilco, local expert Pablo and I stopped at La Fabrica Aurora, an old textile mill that has been turned into a… Read more.

The sun was already beaming down from a blue sky on March 4, 2014 when I set out to explore another interesting destination in San Miguel de Allende: “El Charco del Ingenio”, the city’s botanical… Read more.

It was another gorgeous sunny day when local expert Luis Casareal and I embarked on an out-of-town excursion on March 5, 2014 from San Miguel de Allende into the Mexican heartland. Our first destination was… Read more.

On March 5, 2014, Luis Casareal from Transportes Turisticos la Luz and I continued from Mineral de Pozos to the city of Santiago de Querétaro, usually referred to simply as Querétaro. The capital of the… Read more.

The sun was beaming down again on March 6, 2014 when I took the local bus into downtown San Miguel de Allende. In the morning I sat down with a long-term local resident who is… Read more.

It’s incredible, but every day in San Miguel de Allende was more beautiful than the last. March 7, 2014 was no exception as the sun was shining and not a single cloud was in the… Read more.

After an enjoyable lunch at Café Contento it was time to explore another entirely different aspect of San Miguel. Many people from Canada and the United States relocate permanently or at least for a few… Read more.

After my excursion to Rancho Los Labradores I went back into the historic centre of San Miguel de Allende to explore another well-known landmark. “La Biblioteca” (“the library”) is one of the most important non-profit… Read more.

Brilliant sunshine greeted me again on March 8, 2014 when I set off on another mission to explore more of San Miguel de Allende. I hopped on the local bus and asked the driver where… Read more.

San Miguel de Allende has long been a city that has attracted the attention of North American travellers and expats who strive for a full or part-time lifestyle in this exceptional community. Various local real… Read more.