Blogs from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, North America - page 3


North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende January 27th 2011

We arrived in San Miguel de Allende 6 days ago and are staying at the beautiful "Casa Young". Muchas gracias Gordon & Carol for the use of your house -- and right now it is well-filled. My brother Allin, his wife Alice, and my cousins Barb & Bing have come to visit. We have spent long lazy days exploring the town, drinking cappuccino, visiting the Cathedral, checking out the museum (dedicated to Ignacio Allende, hero of the Mexican revolution, shot by Spanish firing squad, and whose decapitated head was impaled on a spike and left in front of the main square for 6 months as a warning to those scandalous separatists who might want to shrug off colonial rule.). We have been shopping for pretty jewelry, drinking lots of beer and Margaritas, and eating way too ... read more
Dry but beautiful country surrounding San Miguel de Allende
Katy meeting cousin Barbara in San Miguel
Al and Alice from Alberta chatting with fellow ranchero

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende January 20th 2011

Yesterday I was going on a day trip to San Miguel de Allende. Breakfast at Hostel Guanajuato was from 9am, so I left a bit before 9.30 and headed for the bus station on the local city bus. I was there before 10 and had the option of the economy bus for 73 pesos or luxury for 90 pesos, so I went for the economy option. Unfortunately, the next bus wasn't until about 11 so I had an hour's wait on my hands. I went outside and sat in the sun for a bit, starting to get used to the waiting times. As the time for the coach approached, I spotted a non-Mexican looking couple so I went and let on. They were Canadians from Vancouver Island and were, like me, off to San Miguel for ... read more
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende

Hapy New Year Everyone! Took a break yesterday after staying out very late on New Years Eve. Spent the evening sitting in the Jardin people watching, there were some crazy hats out there. Lucky for us it wasn't as cold as it had been although were bundled up. Bought a small botlle of Tequilia I mean everyone else was so figured why not. That certainly took off the chill.LOL They had live music until the countdown and then things went nuts. The fireworks were really good and people had these crazy long Sparklers. All in all everyone looked to be haing fun even if they may find little brns inthe coats after getting home. Took some videos will post later on Youtube and send linkthis site only holds small ones. Yesterday didn't do to much just ... read more
My Loot
Ricks Party Favors
Outside a  Bar

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 30th 2010

Hey everyone was hoping to get this up yesterday but wireless is a bit sketchy! As usual we walked our feet off in fact even Rick was exhausted. We were going to take a tourist trolley around for a tour but we figured we have walked as much as they would have showed us around. To day Rick and I got up and headed for the El Charco del Ingengio Jardin Botatanico. Lucky for us not to far out of town as we ended up walking back to town after walking all over the gardens. Straight down the mountain on cobblestone. Very interesting to see it but certainly different than our lush gardens. We did have a great time being out in the countryside where it was nice a quiet which when you are traveling Mexico ... read more
Inside the Church on the main Jardin

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

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

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

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