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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.

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 […]

Dec 02
Meet the Neighbors!

Felipe Elias Juarez Age: 58 Career: Master Weaver, 35 years Hometown: San Miguel de Allende Every Saturday morning you will find Felipe Elías Juárez artfully laying out his handmade 100% wool rugs, blankets and ponchos at Mercado Sano’s beloved farmer’s market. Born and raised in San Miguel, Felipe has been a master weaver for the […]

Oct 16
Health protocols in place, ready for arrival of monarch butterflies

Michoacán sanctuaries prepare to receive tourists with Covid-19 precautions in place Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Michoacán are preparing to receive tourists for the upcoming arrival of the migrating butterflies, which is expected to begin around November 1. But visitors this year will find new health and safety protocols in […]

Oct 16
For Canadian snowbirds, better to isolate from Covid in a warm climate

Biggest risk might be the airline flight itself By Elisabeth Ashe Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 With coronavirus cases rising daily, particularly in four of Canada’s most populated provinces, Canadians are turning to Mexico for some winter respite. Having lived part or full-time in Mexico for over 25 years, the thought of not returning to […]

Oct 12
Mexico hopes US, Canadian visitors will reactivate tourism this winter

Mexico hopes US and Canadian citizens, weary of lockdown, will look south. Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020 Authorities are counting on tourists from the United States and Canada in the coming months to reactivate the sector, which has been ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint press conference Wednesday night with Deputy Health […]

Oct 12
Finding Romance in San Miguel de Allende

It’s one of Mexico’s most charming and artistic cities, dominated by colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and colorful gardens. San Miguel de Allende has received awards for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it is an ideal choice for visitors looking for romance. From luxury hotels, art galleries, spa experiences and cultural […]

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