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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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Mexico’s Milky Cake

Led a fun tour this week with a couple that had seven boys in as many years that today were all between the ages of 14 and 21.  A well-raised lot as all were interested in the town and had many questions though More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, August 14th, 2021
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Solving Sight With Wine

I was lucky enough to grow up with a blind aunt giving me a life-long ability to communicate changes in depth when walking (to my kids, dogs or older pals).  Plus by the time I hit the double digits in More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Dam, That’s Amazing!

I am a dam guy.  No, not the expletive but, rather, huge walls built to retain water on one side versus the other.  We here in San Miguel de Allende are blessed to have the state’s oldest functioning More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 18th, 2021
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Is It College Yet?

Just like Daria, Jane Lane and Quinn mused in the quintessential (pun intended) 1990s cartoon, Daria, the 1730s were active college years for San Miguel.  Not that as More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 18th, 2021
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Urban Planning, Silver and Fiestas!

San Miguel de Allende is a marvelously preserved colonial town because of its strategic geographic point in Colonial Mexico and the formation of a unique creole culture kept alive in More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 16th, 2021
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San Miguel’s Far-Flung Flags

The town of San Miguel played a fundamental role in the beginning of the emancipatory process of Mexico.   San Miguel was the nucleus of a secret group to which approximately sixty conspirators More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Hiding in Plain Sight

There is the old adage that the best place to hide is often in plain sight.  This certainly holds true for one of the most ancient chapels in the middle of San Miguel de Allende. La Palmita is one More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 5th, 2021
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San Miguel’s Most Mesmerizing Map

My best pal in college was a Geography major so I used every opportunity to tease him about paying tuition to simply play Risk all day.  However, truth be told, I was always fascinated by maps and More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
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Life in a Cloister

The most important thing to remember about becoming a Colonial-era cloistered nun in San Miguel de Allende was that it wasn’t necessarily a religious calling.  If you were a wealthy Spanish woman More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, June 13th, 2021
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Nothing is Sacred – Stolen Art

Being the largest city in the Americas for bit in the 1700’s and a center for education and religion in New Spain, San Miguel de Allende has an abundance of Colonial Era religious art.  More...