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Celebrating San Miguel in SMA

A side trip to San Miguel Allende before Mexico City

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Reading about San Miguel Allende gave me the impression that this small Mexican city was overrun with Americans. But everything I read also said that it was beautiful. And those descriptions are true: beautiful, lots of art and Americans. But it didn't mean we didn't have a wonderful time. Unlike other places devoured by ex-pats in my experience, our few days here still felt like we were in México, not a mall in the US. Our timing was also helpful as we arrived, unplanned, for the celebration of San Miguel.


One of the more memorable days was spent melting away at one of the hot springs just outside of town. We had planned to spend just part of the day there, but were one of the last to leave. We were lucky to be there on a weekday when at times we had the place to ourselves. I suspect the weekends are more lively as there are many pools and places for picnics and parties. Our time in San Miguel Allende and our day at the hot springs were the perfect interlude between weeks in quiet, enchanting colonial towns and the frenzy that will be Mexico City.

Good advice on a bathroom wall in SMA.

Posted by BettinaNYC 18:09 Archived in Mexico Tagged art san thermal spas ex-pats miquel

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