A week in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel is quite a bit different than most Mexican cities we’ve visited.  Lots of American and Canadian expats and tourists, hundreds of restaurants, great weather, and lots of charm.

We rented an apartment that was only 1/2 mile from the center of town, but was up a hill with over 200′ of gain in that distance.  Lots of walking on the towns very unusual stone roads.  All very charming, and a real workout (we walked 45 miles in 6 1/2 days).

San Miguel has a city-wide code on building colors.  If you want to paint your building a different color, you have to pay a special assessment fee. Consequently, most buildings are very bright and colorful.

 

There are over 800 weddings a year there.  These Mojigangas are all over town, and are used in the weddings.  Something about her expression does not look particularly enthusiastic about the whole marriage idea…

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The central plaza was a constant source of activity, day and night

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We took a 90 minute bus ride to Guanajuato.  It’a a college town and very different than San Miguel

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As you can see, this woman was exceedingly noticeable.  Clearly some enhancements…

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A few other photos while walking around town:

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~ by rjmang on November 17, 2017.

3 Responses to “A week in San Miguel de Allende”

  1. Beautiful pics as always!!!

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  2. Looks like Alison’s shadow monster stalking her!

    And the other photo… Don’t think I’ve ever seen such a fake set of boobs!!!

    On Nov 17, 2017 9:40 AM, “robert j. mang photography” wrote:

    rjmang posted: “San Miguel is quite a bit different than most Mexican cities we’ve visited. Lots of American and Canadian expats and tourists, hundreds of restaurants, great weather, and lots of charm. We rented an apartment that was only 1/2 mile from the center of “

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  3. Yes, they were really something.

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