While taking a travel writing class in San Miguel de Allende in October, 2019, we were asked as a class assignment to focus on a specific color as we wandered the streets of this colonial city. I chose the color blue in sharp contrast to the reds, oranges, yellows and ochres found on the doors and walls throughout town. When I looked for the color blue, I then started to focus on the children and the people of San Miguel and the color blue in the clothes they were wearing.
I immediately noticed the families walking together, the women gently holding their children or holding their hands as they walked, two lovers engaged in a touching moment in the Jardin and close friends engaged in conversation in a quiet cafe.
Mexico has a wonderful, positive energy and “mucho cariño” or “much affection or caring”. I experience this daily when I am back in town! Where else do you speak to people on the street wishing them a buenos dias, buenos tardes or buenos noches? Where else do you see such well-behaved children playing and just having fun? Where else do you see such kindness? Where else do you see such hardworking people? Love or “amor” is everywhere!
Bob Glaze is the Creator and Curator of Globalphile.com. He’s traveled to over 900 cities in 43 countries around the world. He has a passion for culture, art, architecture and great design and curates his site though a creative lens.