Why be Loco?

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There is a legendary history behind Dia de Locos (Day of the Crazies) involving the viceroy, birds and the gardeners of San Miguel.  Basically, a friar went to mass on St. Anthony’s day leaving his orchard unattended.  Expecting his fruit to be pecked he was surprised to return to realize the birds, out of respect to St. Anthony, had left his fruit More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Thinking about selling? Let a professional get you the best deal

If you’re ready to sell your home in San Miguel, how do you know who will sell your home the fastest, for the best value? First, choose a Realtor with a publicized track record that exceeds the marketplace! As More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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It Is An Honor to be Your Friend

Yesterday I received a jpeg of a note my mother wrote decades ago.  The image came from my childhood pal after finding the note among his mother’s effects following her recent death.  His Mom and mine were childhood More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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In Barbie News…

Mattel released a series of Barbies entitled Inspiring Women featuring a Frida Kahlo alongside Amelia Earhart and a smattering of athletes, directors and despite having once released a talking Barbie in the 1990’s More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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AMPI wants people to return to live in historic centers throughout Mexico

The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) aims to relate the real estate business with the historic centers of the country, so that they will once again have a residential use and not just a commercial More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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When Social Media Goes Astray

I must preface this piece with acknowledging that 99.5% of the time I adore social media.  Folks are so friendly and kind when you share an interest, in my case, life in central Mexico.  Last year when I broke More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Cerveza Allende, ready to play the World Cup!

A few days before the kick off of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the amateur match plans begin to support the Mexican Soccer Team, including a lot of food and, of course, liters of beer. To celebrate this union around More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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It all starts with a dream @ SMA…

Dream Hotel Group today announced plans to launch its five-star luxury brand The Chatwal in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 2020. The latest hotel signing with Mexico-based Tamayo Desarrollos represents a major More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Why Turning 15 Matters

Attending a birthday party in nearby Los Lopez for a 15 year old girl I was again amazed and awed on all the symbolism mixed into the food, music and fun. A quinceañera, like most every modern San Miguel tradition, More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The Devil’s Work in Local Cashmere

For years I’ve been volunteer teaching dance in Escobedo, about thirty minutes south of San Miguel and I was long intrigued by a street that ran along the Laja river to what I understood to be a cashmere factory. Arriving More...