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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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SMA is in Phase 0, the start of a gradual and safe reopening

San Miguel de Allende.- The mayor of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, informed that on Monday, June 1st, his municipality entered phase 0, which implies starting the gradual and safe reopening More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Landeta – Pooches, Picnics and Pools

Landeta is a pretty name that has been featured in San Miguel de Allende since the Inquisition.  Back then members of Landeta family-owned textile factories held important municipal offices and were elite movers More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PUNCTURED PELICAN POUCHES: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, PART 1 OF 2

American White Pelican with blue tilapia (fish) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Pelicans erythrorhynchos, Pelicano Blanco Americano(Spanish), Sak p’onto’ (Mayan) Every time I see American White Pelicans I am More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Dancing Through Life

Dancing is a way to celebrate, whether it is a birth, a death, a religious observance, or folklore; dances are a way to celebrate life and express your feelings. Perhaps even more than learning the Spanish More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Secrets to Money in Mexico

Money is different in Mexico than up North.  Obviously, the look and feel, but also how money works and one’s relationship with it take some mental adjustments to financially succeed here. The currency More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Dirty Dancing Danzon

Mercedes, a senior in my English classes, introduced me to danzon, a style of dance (like a tap, square dancing, or salsa), forever changing how I experience Mexico.  Through danzon, I performed at festivals around More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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San Miguel De Allende Enters Phase 0 Of Reactivation

San Miguel de Allende will enter Phase 0 of its COVID-19 Reactivation plan—which comprises activation of the local economy for the local residents—starting June 1. During this initial More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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“Huachicoleo” in Mexico: simply unstoppable

Pemex reported a 122% increase in illegal gas drilling during the pandemic. A total of 2,646 illicit drillings found throughout the country. MEXICO CITY (El Universal) – Despite promises to fight huachicoleo More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Happy Trails!

The horse was essential to the Spanish Inquisition and occupation of Mexico.  The horse was transportation, communication, wealth, and companionship all in one friendly foal. The horse sailed over from Spain More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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AirBnB banned from operating in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato (May 28, 2020).- The San Miguel de Allende City Council prohibited the operation of AirBnb and other digital platforms for temporary accommodation, since the tourist sector has More...