Published On: Thu, Mar 8th, 2018

Singaporean writer Prashant Ashoka writes about SMA

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He has lived in Mexico for 10 months and spends his time writing and taking photographs as a freelancer for lifestyle publications. He is also designing and building a house in the arid foothills of the Bajio mountains, a 30-minute drive from San Miguel de Allende’s city centre.

Photographer and writer Prashant Ashoka

Photographer and writer Prashant Ashoka

If you were to paint a romanticised picture of a quaint Mexican town, then San Miguel de Allende is exactly what you’d imagine. Cemented in history as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule during the Mexican War of Independence in the early 19th century, this charming cobblestone city is nestled in the Bajio mountains of central Mexico.

Its colourful facade and fairy tale-like church, Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, made it a Unesco World Heritage Site and it most recently bagged Travel + Leisure magazine’s top award for The World’s Best City last year.

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