Expats respond: How do the locals treat you?

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Chuck Bolotin of Best Places in the World to Retire writes about one of the biggest concerns that people considering moving abroad have — how will the locals treat them? There are many good reasons to move abroad, including a lower cost of living, better lifestyle and weather. However, what if, after moving abroad, you’re not treated More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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High-risk dangerous chemicals need to be banned: EPA

Eco Activists in San Miguel, all over Mexico and the the rest of the world:  It is urgent to ban high-risk uses of trichloroethylene (TCE), methylene chloride (DCM), and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) under the new More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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21 reasons why Mexico should be your next holiday destination

Recently, Oliver Smith, collaborator of The Telegraph, published the list of twenty-one reasons to visit México, and here it is: 1. It’s the “aquarium of the world” Jacques Cousteau gave this moniker to More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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American architects propose one-way plexiglass sheet for Trump’s border wall

The Trump administration is counting on Congress to approve its federal budget for its planned wall along the US-Mexico border this fall. Not all Republican lawmakers are on board, making it more uncertain that More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Assuming you’ve been in Mexico for more than 15 minutes, you’ll have noticed how vital respect is.  In all social situations respect is paramount.  Even just a simple “Good Morning” should include the More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Cheers! Six Mexican drinks, you have to try sometime!

It’s always fun to try new and different foods and drinks when you’re traveling, but sometimes you just don’t know what to order. Here are a few drinks you can try on a trip to Mexico, and some More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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I Don’t Care What the Locals Are Doing

A FaceBook pal posted an activity for the upcoming afternoon of Holy Thursday.  Holy Thursday is part of Holy Week, San Miguel’s most visited week of the year that leads up to Easter. I sent the gal a private More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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World famous Zipolite beach retains its unique vibe

It was the classic Zipolite moment: while sitting in the town’s best beach restaurant, I listen to the crashing waves, gaze at the yoga enthusiasts in the shade to the right while body surfers frolic ahead and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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The most complete travel guide of San Miguel de Allende (Travel About)

We continue with the tips by Travel about collaborator Spizziri, who features the most complete travel list of things to do and enjoy in San Miguel de Allende.  WHAT TO SEE In town, be sure to visit the Jardin More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Learn Spanish slang with Salma Hayek

“How to Be a Latin Lover,” teaches you Mexican slang and translates the phrases from Spanish into English.    More...