MEXICO: San Miguel de Allende

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Ready for a change of scenery, I left the bland, grey city of San Jose, Costa Rica, and braved two planes, two airports, four taxis, and a Houston hotel before arriving at my new destination. Filled with color and character San Miguel immediately filled me with a sense of relief that I had made a good decision about where I would be spending my next six months.

The flight to Mexico was on time and it was half-empty, a nice change from the overstuffed flight into Houston. If you ever happen to be flying into Leon and need a taxi to San Miguel de Allende, make sure to pay in pesos (1310 pesos = $60). If you pay in dollars, they will charge you $75. Equipped with a face-shield and an N-95 mask, I felt confident that I would make it to my destination COVID-Free.

BJX AIRPORT IN LEON, GUANAJUATO

SHIKO THE CAT

MY NEW FLEXI MEXICAN SHOES

GOOD FOR MANAGING SAN MIGUEL COBBLESTONES

PANIO PATISSERIE – EUROPEAN STYLE AND QUALITY BREAD & PASTRY

EL GRITO – THE SCREAM

HANDSOME CANINE

MASK POLICE AND SCOFFLAW

CITRINE GEODE = $6,000

PANIO AT NIGHT

SAN MIGUEL DOORS

SAN MIGUEL DOORS

LA COMER – LOCAL MAJOR SUPERMARKET – INCLUDES IMPORTED AND SPECIALTY ITEMS, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, CLOTHING, HARDWARE, ELECTRONICS SECTION, AND PHARMACY.

ABOUT ONE HALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WEAR THEIR MASKS IMPROPERLY, HAVE POOR QUALITY OR ILL-FITTING EQUIPMENT, OR SIMPLY LET THEIR NOSES STICK OUT LIKE THESE “NOSERS.”

A NOSER PHARMACIST – ONE OF TWO

GIFT SHOP ATTACHED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAMÁ MELA – BURRITOS & TACOS – ONE OF THE BEST IN TOWN

INGREDIENTS

LE MACARON BOUTIQUE – REAL FRENCH MACARONS

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / THE HEART OF MEXICO

LA SIRENA GORDA – THE FAT MERMAID

SHIKO THE CAT – ALWAYS READY TO EAT

CATNAP AND SIESTA

FLOWERS & PASTRY

BIRD OF PARADISE

SAN MIGUEL SUNSET

NIGHTIME PANORAMA

PLANTS DESTROYED BY SHIKO

PLANTS DESTROYED BY NEGLECT

FERNANDO AND ERNESTO TO THE RESCUE

Shiko tries the bench out for size.

BACK LOT INFESTED BY WEEDS – YOU NEEDED A MACHETE TO THE TRASH BINS IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER

CHARMING RUSTIC ENSEMBLE

INEXPENSIVE METAL WINGED HEART AND SEXY LIPS

LIVE AQUA

ENORMOUS BRONZE HEAD

FASCINATING SCULPTURE

ANOTHER SERIOUSLY COMPELLING PIECE

FABRICA LA AURORA – CENTER OF ART AND DESIGN

FABRICA LA AURORA ENTRANCE

RACHEL HORN – EXCEPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

ONE OF MY FIRST ACQUISITIONS – AWESOME LAMP W/ RETRO BULB

2 Comments

  1. Yanni
    August 20, 2020

    Enjoy your stay in Mexico! Stay safe and healthy!

  2. The Travel Zealot
    August 26, 2020

    Hey Yanni,
    Thanks. A lot of people here like to wear their masks with their noses sticking out.

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