Tag: San Miguel de Allende

I met Will in SMA. He and his wife had just retired and were traveling the world. They were on their first stop, I believe, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Now, the thing about Will is that he’ll tell you everything that you need to know about traveling around the world as a “minimalist”, whether you asked him or not! 🙂 We hung out in SMA as well as in Washington state. I got a chance to hear about…

Paul: Por favor, dos boletos, primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. – Please, two tickets, first class, to Dolores Hidalgo. Agent:No se puede comprar un boleto de primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. Los todos son de segundo clase. – You can’t buy a first class ticket to Dolores Hidalgo. All of them are second class. And so began the trip to DH. 🙂 When the ticket agent gave me the answer, immediately, I had visions of movies that I’d seen. I…

I’ve read a number of things about this particular festival, Nuestro Señor de la Columna. that has been coming to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) for slightly over 200 years and I’ll put my own spin on what I saw, but first, what I was told. Ernesto, one of my hosts and a deeply religious man, told me that this festival celebrates the curing of a particular plague, though I’m not sure which one. As the story goes, there was…

I picked the perfect time to arrive in San Miguel de Allende this year. The Jacarandas are in full bloom and the egrets have returned and are nesting in various trees in a particular part of the city. The other day I walked up to La Miradora, a location high about the city where you can see all of SMA. What a site that was, looking out over the city, spots of purple here and there. As a bonus, these…

Enjoy your weekend and practice using your tripod. Advanced students may mount the camera and use a long cable release. Enough said! 😀

This post has been rolling around in my head for a while, but never found its way out. Then, today, I read Tom’s excellent post entitled: But, it’s on sale!. In his post he talks about marketing and buying more stuff, but he also talks about his, and his wife’s efforts to downsize. While I was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I met a couple, Will & Karen. They were taking beginning Spanish. During our breaks, and sometimes after…

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