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Carlos is returning home to Mexico for the next four months. Coming home to spend time with family is the most important thing to Carlos. With his incredibly large family, 31 aunts and uncles, it is the most important thing to him.
Amber most recently resigned her postion as a Ceritifed Player Agent to live and travel in Mexico for the next four months as well. She is going to take this time to get to know Carlos' family and of course, continue workin... full info
San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende was designated a national monument and is internationally recognized for its magnificent light, colonial architecture and enchanting cobblestone streets, as well as for its art galleries and real-estate offices.
San Miguel de AllendeThis was a little over a hour one trip for us from Guanajuato. We just loved the peace and quiet of San Miguel de Allende. Everytime we took a walk, we would discover another special place. Too many non-Spanish speaking Americans though that were always easily heard on the quiet streets.
One Never Knows What is Behind a Closed Door!This is the common theme in San Miguel de Allende. The buildings and courtyards are so rich in culture and history. Colonial mansions line the streets here in San Migel de Allende.
A View from Our RoomNot only did we have a refreshing view of the courtyard, but also a front balcony view as well.
Western Union en San Miguel de AllendeIf you take a moment to look at this photo, you will see all the older generation of the immigrants who now live in the US. Every morning a line would form outside of Western Union.
Chicharrones - Fried in the MarketChicharrones, fried pork skins, are very popular among the Mexicans. I have actually taken a liking to them as well. They are especially tasty in the popular pozole, which is a soup or thin stew of hominy, meat, vegetables and chilies.
A painter and the view from our rooftopThis is John Torina, johntorina.com, an oil painter from Memphis. Most Americans come here for the laid back life style, but because of this, San Miguel de Allende has become more expensive than other Mexican colonial towns.
La Plaza en San Miguel de AllendeWe found ourselves, both nights of our stay, at Mama Mia's, which is the best place for live music and sports. The first night we were thoroughly entertained with live classical guitar music while the second night we got back in touch with the US by watching game 3 of the NBA finals. mamamia.com.mx
San Miguel de Allende at NightIt was approx. 12:00 a.m. and the only people we saw were the street food vendors. We, of course, stopped to eat a Mexican hamburger. If you have never had a Mexican hamburger then you are missing out. They are topped with everything you can imagine: ham, cheese, avocado, bacon, salsa, onion, etc.