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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 28th 2010

Well before taking off this morning for a new adventure to Delores Hildago a town steeped in Hostory as the place the Mexican people fought for their independence from Spain very Historical. Yesterday we had a really fun time just hanging out at one of the local Hot spring Spas. The four pools at this one were all different temperaures from pretty warmm to Hot! This one was very unique in that it had a water cave you go through to reach a large area to soak in. The water was so hot but the atmosphere was very cool! Arrived on the bus which dropped us right outside the door very easy as this is a little ways out of town. The cost per person was 80 pesos which is about 7$ US so not bad ... read more
Main Pool
Favorite pool
Another pool

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 26th 2010

Hey everyone hope you all had a Christmas Day! Rick and I did a lot of walking and people watching in the Zocola. The place was crawling with people from all over Mexico and tourists too. Started out to be warm today so feeling much better about that even though you won't catch me without a coat close by. Walked by some gringos and heard her saying about how chilled she was and her son said "Well at least it isn't raining!' Amen to that they must have been from Oregon/Washington LOL Anyway can't wait until some of the festivities are over and we will start exploring the outside areas around SMA but for now so much to see right here. Last night we attended the Christams Posada at the neighbors. People started arriving about 8:00pm. ... read more
Outside the Market
Inside a church
Inside Church

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 25th 2010

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas day! We woke up to the sound of Church bells and Roosters! You can imagine in a town with hundreds of churches and roosters in every yard that can be a loud wake up call. It is a beutiful clear sunny day here even though a bit nippy here in the morning but should warm up to a nice 72 degrees or so. Enjoying a cup of coffee and a big glass of fresh squeezed orange juice does it get any better? One of our missions yesterday while walking was to find an orange juicer to use here and take home. You would think in a country that makes lots of fresh juice it would be easy, not so. We did find lots of electric ones but we wanted the ... read more
Christmas Procession
Gorgeous Ceiling
Mural

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 24th 2010

We made it to San Miguel! Well we finally made it to our destination in SMA! After flying into Mexico City Airport we managed to find the bus to Quertero very easy. After clearing customs we just walked out made a right and followed the signs to the bus very easy. Managed to get on a luxury bus in about 10 minutes and off we went. It costs about 22 US each. The bus was very nice and comfortable. However after reaching Querteo someone told us to cross the street better to have said make a right and go to terminla B. But we walked a bit until someone helped us back to station where we managed to get on the last leg of and hour drive to SMA. So for all you people who fly ... read more
Daytime picture
Pinata time!
Ricks Turn!

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 21st 2010

Mexico Are We Crazy! Maybe just a Little!! From the very beginning stages of planning everyone keeps asking if we are crazy. The Mexicans I know seem to be the most mystified at why I would want to go to Mexico with the current violent situation. However since I am not planning on meeting up with any Drug Cartels or visiting anyone in prison I think I can safely say no one is interested in us and taking the usual travel precautions we should be just fine. I have to say so far probably the most shocking of this trip is that I was able to use Continental Frequent Flier miles during the Holidays!! Albeit I had to fly into Mexico City and use some extra miles for an upgrade to first class on the ... read more

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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende October 21st 2010

- Sue - We were lucky and tickets to the Ballet Folklorico were still available. We bought tickets for ourselves and for Alejandra and her 2 year old, Amanda, so they could join us. It's a good thing we got tickets since the free section was packed and overflowing. The show was a wonder to see. And once again, Amanda was a sweetheart. She had the best time and couldn't take her eyes off of either the dancing or the crowd. I think she'll grow up to be an excellent dancer herself. The show started with the Aztecs and some of their dances and progressed through history with European style dancing of the early Spanish and French settlers. After an intermission, it continued with many of the typical Mexican dances that we see performed at Ballet ... read more
And the Skirts Will Fly
Is She in There?
Parroquia (church) of San Miguel

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende September 21st 2010

Un breve recorrido por Guanajuato y Querétaro. ....... Un paseo por Guanajuato, me hizo recordar como hace más de tres años fui sorprendida con la pregunta que no me esperaba, en una tarde de Agosto del 2006 le dije que si; Y fue La Presa De La Olla, en Guanajuato, quién observó y escuchó el inicio de la historia. Y, ahora, más de tres años, esos árboles y la misma banca nos envolvieron nuevamente. .... Querétaro, y la hermosa familia Lecuona, nos consintieron tanto, que costó algo de trabajo regresar a nuestro menú oficial de la MVG. Nuestras hermanas Tenchis y Maru, junto con mi amigo y ex-compañero de La Roca, Chacho Lecuona, nos hicieron sentir muy amados al recibirnos en su hogar. Fue también refrescante y motivante, el escuchar algo del trabajo que Tenchis realizó ... read more
La banca que una vez más nos recibió.
Juan Marcos Lecuona, mejor conocido como Chacho!
Chacho y los Kunkels


All prepped for the big tour, we arrive at reception before 10am, then wait til quarter past. Martin arrives with Alehandro. For some reason although Alehandro does the whole tour for us in english, he does not drive. Alehandro is approx 40, friendly but appears preoccupied with conducting his narrative and does not readily take on our comments or questions.However through the day he covers a much wider subject than the tour content, telling us about the famous singer Jimenez (Himenez) and taking us to his memorial, talking about Guanajuato life and how not to live in the hills outside town because of all the scorpions. He also goes over all the stuff about Guanajuato that we'd not really understood from the previous day. The tour starts in Dolores Hidalgo after the stop at the cemetary ... read more
Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores
Plaza at Dolores Hidalgo
Casa del Diezmo

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende January 22nd 2010

Après Mexico City, nous sommes fait 4 heures de bus pour arriver a San Miguel de Allende. Nous avons trouvé facilement une auberge de jeunesse disponible. Ce petit village tres charmant est aujourd'hui peuplé de nombreux americains retraités qui profitent du climat exceptionnel. Mais le soir le centre ville est aussi très animé, de nombreux mexicains viennent jouer de la musique. Il y a aussi beaucoup de restaurants et pub on rencontre les jeunes mexicains. Nous y avons passé 2 nuits et un jour puis sommes repartis en direction de Guanajuato.... read more
Et pour moi, les fajitas
Comment les mexicains peuvent ecrire mon nom en espagnol !
Vue sur la place principale de San Miguel




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