San Miguel de Allende


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Published: June 20th 2007
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For this entry, I thought it would be a nice break to just be visually stimulated. Feel free to read the captions along with the photos or just view the photos. ENJOY...we sure did!!!


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San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende

San 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 AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende

This 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!One Never Knows What is Behind a Closed Door!
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.
Our Hotel in San Miguel de AllendeOur Hotel in San Miguel de Allende
Our Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

You would be shocked at what $30 a night can get you in Mexico! Parador de San Sabastian is a place we would return to and recommend.
A View from Our RoomA View from Our Room
A View from Our Room

Not only did we have a refreshing view of the courtyard, but also a front balcony view as well.
Western Union en San Miguel de AllendeWestern Union en San Miguel de Allende
Western Union en San Miguel de Allende

If 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.
San Miguel de AllendeSan Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende

This may be a small town, but one can never be bored here...day or night!
A Very Sweet CoupleA Very Sweet Couple
A Very Sweet Couple

This couple walked around the entire day playing the guitar and tambourine while the husband sang and the blind wife collected money.
The Local Police of San Miguel de AllendeThe Local Police of San Miguel de Allende
The Local Police of San Miguel de Allende

We just loved the sound of the horse trotting through the town on the cobble stone streets.
The Local Market - Tuesdays OnlyThe Local Market - Tuesdays Only
The Local Market - Tuesdays Only

Less than $8 dollars for an entire basket of fresh and chemical free strawberries at Tianguis outside of San Miguel de Allende.
Chicharrones - Fried in the MarketChicharrones - Fried in the Market
Chicharrones - Fried in the Market

Chicharrones, 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 rooftopA painter and the view from our rooftop
A painter and the view from our rooftop

This 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.
Sunset in San Miguel de AllendeSunset in San Miguel de Allende
Sunset in San Miguel de Allende

One of the views from the rooftop of our hotel.
The Sidewalks of San Miguel de AllendeThe Sidewalks of San Miguel de Allende
The Sidewalks of San Miguel de Allende

The streets were literally deserted at night and it was completely silent. The only thing you could here was the infrequent bark of a dog.
La Plaza en San Miguel de AllendeLa Plaza en San Miguel de Allende
La Plaza en San Miguel de Allende

We 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 NightSan Miguel de Allende at Night
San Miguel de Allende at Night

It 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.


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