October 26-27: from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende

jona maya takumi 1I enjoyed my last night in Guanajuato with (from right to left) Jona, the nephew of Paradiso Perduto‘s owner Francisco, and his friends Maya and Takumi.

jona y equipo pp 1The wonderful Paradiso Perduto family, with Francisco and his wife Elena at the center, gave me two pomegranates as a parting gift.

mexico 27Oct15On October 26 Harry and I continued to San Miguel de Allende, approximately 70 kilometers east of Guanajuato.

IMG_1432We found a place to stay at San Miguel RV Park and Tennis Courts, located near San Miguel’s beautiful–and World Heritage Site-protected–old town. Our neighbors are, from left to right: Joachim and his wife from PanamericanaInfo, a couple from North Dakota, (la bestia), two Canadian couples and–already on the road for fifteen years–Barbara and Uli from Oldenburg. We like it so much here that we are going to stay for a full week (MXP1,680).

IMG_1427Almost a ghost town less than a hundred years ago, San Miguel de Allende was “rediscovered” by artists, both local and foreign, during the 1950s and 1960s. According to Wikipedia, its main church–La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel–boasts a stunning neo-gothic facade and ranks among the most photographed churches in Mexico.

IMG_1428I thoroughly enjoy strolling around and occasionally losing myself in antique shops and galleries.

IMG_1429I eventually stumbled upon a small restaurant packed with locals who were enjoying an MXP80/person buffet. I couldn’t resist — and look forward to more good food during the coming days.

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2 thoughts on “October 26-27: from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende

  1. Hallo , lieber Daniel ,
    zuerst “Patricia” , jetzt der “Popocatepetl” ! Du lebst wirklich in einem gefährlichen Land ….
    Aber Mexico ist ja sehr groß ,und ich denke , daß Du die Gefahren einigermaßen abschätzen kannst und Dich und Harry rechtzeitig in Sicherheit bringst!
    Liebe Grüße
    Christiane

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    • Danke fuer Deine liebe Nachricht, Christiane. Ich hatte von den Rauchwolken noch gar nichts mitbekommen… und Du hast natuerlich recht: Mexiko ist riesig. Ich wollte eigentlich in der kommenden Woche den Vulkan besuchen — da werde ich jetzt einfach ‘mal schauen, wie sich die Situation entwickelt. Alles Gute aus San Miguel de Allende! D.

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