Category: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals. In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic pink towers rise above the main plaza, El Jardín. The Templo de San Francisco church nearby has an 18th-century churrigueresque facade.

Apr 08

Do You Know About Reverse Migration? Consider Mexico for a Better Quality of Life and to Enhance Your Financial Fitness Major news sites continue to carry immigration articles on the number of refugees and migrants from countries worldwide, including Venezuela, Cuba, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Somalia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and many others. These migrants are trying to gain […]

Apr 08
Time and Appointments

Mexico has a well-earned reputation for running on a slower clock. Certainly, there is less urgency in Mexico, and it is not considered excessively rude to arrive tardy to a social engagement. In fact, guests are usually expected to run about a half hour (or more) late for a party at a friend’s home. However, […]

Apr 08
Table Manners and Tipping

in Mexico When you are sharing a meal, it is customary to wish other diners “buen provecho” before you start eating. Buen provecho is similar to the well-known French expression bon appetit. If you need to leave a meal early, you should excuse yourself and again wish everyone at the table “buen provecho.” Charmingly, many people will also wish other diners in a […]

Apr 08
Mexican Family Culture

Every culture has a unique set of values, traditions, and norms that sets them apart from other cultures throughout the world. Mexican family culture is as vibrant and rich as the country’s people themselves. Mexican families function under a premise of tight-knit, multigenerational kin, who honor their religious beliefs and cherish their traditions and holidays. […]

Apr 08

When greeting someone in Mexico, it is customary to make physical contact, rather than simply saying “hello.” A handshake is the most common form of greeting between strangers, though friends will usually greet each other with a single kiss on the cheek. The same physical gestures are repeated when you say good-bye. When greeting a […]

Apr 08
Financial planning, Retirement in Abroad

4 Financial Tips for Americans Retiring Abroad Important Considerations Before Moving Overseas Retiring abroad can be both exciting and overwhelming. While living overseas brings new adventures and new experiences, it also brings complex financial challenges. Before you set off to your dream retirement destination, review our expat checklist and take some time to implement the following financial strategies. #1 – Take […]

Jun 09
Horseback Riding with Coyote Canyon Adventures

Whether you’re visiting San Miguel de Allende for just a few days or you’ve become a resident, you’ll want to book an excursion with Coyote Canyon Adventures. The staff is friendly and efficient from the moment you arrive at their office on Zacateros in Colonia San Antonio.    I went out on the half-day horseback […]

Jun 21
Mexico uses the metric system

Mexico uses the metric system of weights and measures (as opposed to the Imperial system, which is what Americans use). If you are not used to the metric system, it might seem intimidating at first, with all of those m’s and l’s, but if you spend a little time learning it, you’ll realize that it’s […]

Jun 07
Meet the Locals: Miguel Cabrera, La Reliquia Antiques and Artifacts

Owner: Miguel Cabrera Business: La Reliquia Career: Antiques and Artifacts, 3 years Hometown: San Miguel de Allende Location: Ancha de San Antonio #17 On a daily stroll down the Ancha you will often see Miguel Cabrera proudly standing outside greeting passersby while setting up his intimate antique shop La Reliquia at Ancha de San Antonio […]

Dec 08
Virtual Activities

Hosting or joining a virtual meeting Facebook added a free group video chat feature called Messenger Rooms. Here’s how to use it. 11 Ideas for Virtual Events. Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection. How to use Zoom like a pro: 13 hidden features to try at your next […]

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