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Sunday December 17 2017




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A Colonial Sensation: San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel is located on the semi-arid high plains of Central Mexico, near the area known as the Bajío. Geographically, it is almost the center of Mexico, making it easily accessible by air or road. Getting Here Airports in Guanajuato (south of Leon, a 1.5 hour drive from San Miguel) and Mexico City (a 3 hour drive) receive direct internati...

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Guanajuato Real Estate: Buy on Impulse or Rent and Have a Look Around?

Guanajuato is the capital of the State of Guanajuato. It has long been a Mexican tourist destination that is just now becoming popular for American tourism. During the early-1500’s, it was a mountainous canyon or ravine that was uninhabited, though there were settlements to its south. But, in the mid-1500’s, the discovery of silver led to t...

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Vacation Housing Market in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende lies to the south of Mexico’s central high plain, and is close to the agricultural area known as the Bajio. It is easily accessible by air or on land, as there are direct international flights to the Guanajuato International Airport from Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. The Guanajuato International Airport is the main airport...

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Cuernavaca: The Land of the Eternal Spring

Mexicans who love Cuernavaca's temperate climate affectionately refer to it as "land of eternal spring." It is the city of choice for the wealthy who want a quick, nearby getaway from Mexico City's hustle and bustle. "It has an average temperature of 80 degrees year-round and little humidity. There is always something blooming and the gardens are...

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A Lightbulb Moment

I’ve made a discovery. It’s taken awhile to arrive at the point where I think I am beginning to understand something. I think I finally have had a “light bulb” moment where the light of day dawns on a very dark corner of my mind and makes me utter a shrieking, “Eureka!” When my wife and I moved to Mexico in 2003, we came with a ra...

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Exploring a Colonial Gem: San Luis Potosi

We pulled into San Luis Potosi about 2:00 p.m. after a very pleasant run on one of Mexico’s fine bus lines. I love Mexican buses. Mexico did what I am convinced no other country on the earth has ever quite figured out - they made bus travel not only comfortable, but also enjoyable. Where else on this planet could you board a modern, fairly new...

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Visiting Mexican Colonial Churches

The Mixing of Architectural Styles. Some of the many things that can bore me nearly to death, or at the very least put me into a slumber coma, are soap operas, American baseball, American football, most sitcoms, anything having to do with Microsoft and Bill Gates, and listening to George Bush speak. The one thing in the world that never puts me...

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International Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2010

Leon, Guanajuato.- The ninth edition of the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival was held on November 19 – 22 in Leon, Guanajuato. With the participation of balloon pilots from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Chile, England, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, United States and Mexico. The Festival was again a huge success, commanded by ...

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Zacatecas is Filled with both People and Energy

In the dreamy dusk, we hear the soft sounds of the fountain in the luxuriant garden across from our hotel and smell the sweet Mexican tuberose which only blossoms as evening descends. Petals from the purple jacarandas drift down, littering the cobblestones in a confetti of color. It is a lush, full night in beautiful Zacatecas and the garden enti...

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Enjoying Xalapa, “The City of Flowers”

Jalapa- Xalapa a confused Exploration I pulled aside the curb and let the traffic speed past wondering if I’d ever been on a darker street. Every few minutes, a new pack of traffic hurried past, then nothing for several minutes. I didn’t have a city map and wouldn’t get directions along this unknown, deserted street. The raindrops bubblin...

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