The volunteer guides are mainly expats (ours was Jay) and they each have a wealth of knowledge about the history behind the buildings of San Miguel de Allende. The tour is 300 pesos per person, well worth it.
We are Rose and Ray. Rose is Peruvian by birth and US citizen by choice. I am retired and Rose retired recently. This is our second trip (of six, so far) to Peru and as such, this blog may not be quite as exciting as our first one would have been. Last time, we did the Machu Picchu thing, Paracas boat tour, and Nazca lines, the Señor de Sipan Museo, and all the normal tourist stuff. This time, we are here for R&R. Two months of it. We'll try to not post anything TOO boring.... full info
Grackel havenThis is a untrimmed tree, unlike the round ones with a flat top in front of the main church. These trees are hollowed out inside to deny the grackles their favorite hiding spots. They can become quite cacophonous in large groups, as well as messy.
Saint Patrick, beloved in MexicoA lot of history here. During the war between Mexico and the US, the Brigade of St. Patrick turned coat and went to fight for the Mexicans. Many were captured and executed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Battalion
A Little Confessional JokeSo this little drunk dude wanders into the church and sees something like in this picture. He goes in and shuts the door. After several minutes go by, the priest taps gently on the window. The little drunk guys responds, "Sorry Buddy, no TP on this side either."