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North America » Mexico » Guanajuato June 3rd 2013

Dangerous Mexico Mexico is dangerous I was told so I was really happy when i survived the first day! And then lo and behold I kept on surviving inspite of all the murderous Mexican druglords and bandits. I found none of them instead lots af friendly and helpful people, generous and outgoing. The truck drivers are a bigger menace to my health than the "narcos" and maybe the lack of hygiene in lesser restaurants. So no hardcore adventure but instead a trip in a country most like all other countries where people are friendly and nice. I've gotten more free beers in Mexico than in any other country I've been to. Of course there are things that are not picture pretty, but even the sun has it's spots The same thing can be said about the ... read more
El espinazo
El espinazo del diablo
El espinazo

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato January 4th 2013

Today marks the end of our stay in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. When we left off last time we were anxiously awaiting our son Michael’s arrival from California. His plane was delayed by 2 days, but luckily he was able to extend his visit by two days. He finally arrived a little after midnight on Christmas day. Another American couple was stranded at the airport because the cabs had stopped running, so we decided to give them a ride to San Miguel. It was a tight fit in our tiny car, but we had a nice hour and a half drive back to San Miguel. They had a nice house on the hill above town and graciously offered to pay for gas, but we told them they could buy us an ice cream if we ... read more
Waiting for Ice Cream - Dolores Hidalgo
San Miguel Lady
Fresas con Crema - Irapuato

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato December 25th 2012

Wed: Over-achieving Guanajuato We landed at 11:30pm the night before. We had no check-in luggage and our tiny jet was the only thing landed in this wee hour. Despite all that in this puny airport, unclear and confusing immigration held us back to finally meet Martin at midnight. Martin, the hotel owner, greeted us there to drive 30min to his hotel. It worked out great as we didn’t have to wonder around town looking for the hotel after midnight on the Christmas day. It was chilly at 9am after a good night sleep and shower. Temperature here ranges between 40s and 80s throughout the day. It was hard to imagine the heat mid day for now. We were so disoriented but we knew we were headed for plaza de la Paz. Right off the bat, we ... read more
Taco vendor with hand-patted tortilla :D
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View from the University of Guanajuato

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 24th 2012

Our son Michael’s plane got delayed from San Francisco to Houston so he won’t be able to make it tonight as scheduled. It seems that the next time he could get fully booked all the way through to Mexico was on Christmas day so we have to find something to do for the next 2 days until he arrives. Luckily he was able to extend his trip by a couple of days so at least we will still have the same number of days with him once he arrives. Since we haven’t really done much of note in San Miguel since we last wrote, we decided to write a year end recap of 2012. It seems like a crazy year when we look back to where we were at the end of last year. We celebrated ... read more
Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Flamingoes, Merida, Mexico

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende December 11th 2012

We put our coats on for the first time in more than a year today. We had enjoyed great weather in San Miguel for the last month when last night it turned windy and cold for the first time in the month that we have spent here. Suddenly about 2 AM our terrace door blew open and a cold wind passed through the house. The windows rattled and a ghostly sound filled the night. We awoke this morning to blustery skies and a light drizzle for the first time since our arrival. We have spent a good portion of our time in the last few weeks just walking around the streets of San Miguel’s Centro area. During our journey we have normally not gone more than a couple of days without getting into the car and ... read more
Alleys of San Miguel
Exploring San Miguel
San Miguel Color

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende November 21st 2012

It’s 4:15 in the morning and the roosters are crowing. The sun isn’t up so they were probably just awakened by the roosters that were crowing at 2 AM. I think they were awakened by the fireworks that were going off at 1 in the morning. It’s good that the roosters are crowing, because the construction crew that starts at 6:30 needs to get up. The construction guys will never get to sleep in anyway because the gas delivery truck, with its theme song playing at full volume, comes at 6 o’clock. The trash pickup guy will soon be passing through the neighborhood ringing his metal bar to signal that the trash truck is at the end of the block. It’s also time for the vendors to begin preparing their wares that will go on sale ... read more
San Miguel Color
San Miguel Bullfight
San Miguel Bullfight

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende November 9th 2012

After nearly a 4000 mile road trip, we have reached our new home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We left Merida, Mexico for Texas to have our car repaired. It was a drive of almost 1300 miles to repair the windshield, ignition and front end of our trusty (sort of) Saturn. We estimated it would take us about 4 days to get from the Yucatan to Brownsville, Texas. We planned to take the coast road through Veracruz and Tampico, which would have been the shortest route, but at the last minute a friend in Merida said they had a very difficult trip on that road in the past and recommended using a different route. We thought the shortest route would be best for the car, but perhaps if the road was very difficult, it ... read more
Tombstone, AZ
San Miguel Balconies
Parroquia, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende November 2nd 2012

San Miguel was a dream! Our hosts, Eli & Miranda were the most loving, generous and welcoming people. They are long term residents of San Miguel, and know all the best places to see, eat and drink. They live in a gorgeous home which has been tastefully decorated and filled with amazing artworks which tell the story of their life together. It is a truly charming city, cobbled streets, beautiful artisan shops carved into the sides of tuscan hued buildings. You never know when you´re going to stumble upon a place selling some unique treasure. The city is mostly bilingual due to a decent community of ex-pats and a well developed education system. They even have a pet adoption program which makes my heart swell!! It´s so distant from the gritty, raw Mexico of my previous ... read more
Tequila and it's chaser.
Pretty streets
So much food!!

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » San Miguel de Allende October 21st 2012

Last night I had one of the best evenings in recent years, for my community was invited to a Shabbat dinner with new people from Havurah of LA, I made my reservation a day before and could not find fearful place, however, so I could find a place for my two children (Diego and Emiliano) and me, thinking we find Mexican and American community, however, was not so, members were only gringos, and what was my surprise, only Dan Lessner introduce me and in five minutes we were talking to our new friends, like we have much time we met, I felt very special for the welcome, by interaction with other people, and the affection with which we were received was well worth having driven a while to meet them, the food is delicious, the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Guanajuato » Guanajuato August 4th 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012 we were back in DF. Terri, our roommate since December, was in the final stages of packing as she was moving to another place nearby. There was stuff everywhere, so we decided to leave for dinner out. The next day Terri had the movers in and was able to complete her transition by early afternoon. Later we left with Rosa to pick up a few things that Rosa was going to need in order to rent her/our apartment as furnished. Both Judy and Rennie took advantage of the opportunity to visit with Fran who was still with us. First we went out for a lovely brunch with Rennie. Afterwards Judy joined us for a card-filled afternoon/evening and then we bade a fond farewell to Fran and Judy. We spent the next week ... read more
Guadalope Reyes
Street Life
Our Last Reforma Ride




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