Sunday, January 24, 2016

Monday Walk

January 2016 - San Miguel de Allende Mexico

Today's post will cover our first two days of strolls in no particular order. This city is so photogenic we can't stand it. There is a photo opportunity around every corner.
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San Miguel de Allende is a city that manages to be both quaint and cosmopolitan at the same time. Once an important stop on the silver route between Zacatecas and Mexico City, its historic center is filled with well-preserved buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. With its narrow cobblestone streets, leafy courtyards, fine architectural details and sumptuous interiors, San Miguel de Allende must be one of the prettiest town in Mexico.


In the Centro there are no fast food chains or big name stores and no flashy signs. OXXO, a Mexican 7/11 has small discreet logos. There is a Burger King near our house but the sign is so tasteful, no neon. There are also big malls around the town where you can shop the brand names to your heart's content. Not my kind of shopping.
This is my kind.








Walking is undoubtedly the best way to explore San Miguel.

Let me clarify a few things about walking in this town.
Don't wear your fancy ballet slippers to dinner, the cobblestones will kill you!
Watch where you walk! There are cobblestones on the streets and the sidewalks sometimes have slate which can be very slippery.
It is a very hilly town!!
There are holes in the sidewalks.
There are steps that require you to go up and down as you traverse the sidewalk.
Other than that it is a really great walking town.




Fresh broccoli!




No matter where you sit peddlers will approach you, just say no thank you, unless you are interested.



Excuse John's knee as he tries to snap this. The donkey takes a shine to him and insists on having his head scratched.



See what I mean? Hilly!!!


Churches galore.













Love this photo!












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7 comments:

  1. you have very beautiful photos on your blog, thank for the travel!
    I have a pleasant moment here, I will follow you with pleasure! ... Bye J.Hamn

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  2. The building in the first couple of shots really catches my eye- and so do those day of the dead like paintings.

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  3. Character in spades, hasn't it? :) I've seen it on other blogs (Gallivant, I think?) and it does look pretty.
    Thanks a lot for the share, Jackie :)

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  4. wonderful photos! when i was a kid (i'm from san diego) we'd go down to tijuana a lot (didn't need a passport then) and they'd paint the donkeys like zebras and people would get photographed on them...we have a few of those!

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  5. Been a long time since we were there - brought back wonderful (and colorful) memories!

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  6. A very fascinating town, something for everyone. Love the unusual artwork at the top on the street corner.

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  7. Looks like a wonderful city to visit!

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