Wednesday, October 24, 2012

San Miguel

The other day I was talking with a friend and we agreed on catching up in person and the best place we could think of was Mexico. After that conversation, I couldn't help but remember the good time I had when I was there as a student many moons ago.

This town is just a couple of hours away by car from the city, it has been for many year the perfect getaway from the craziness of the city and the ideal retirement place for many foreigners who have given the town a bit of an international flavor.

This town was the first one to be declared independent from Spain during the Mexican War of Independence, and for that reason, visiting during the month of September leading to Independence day you can enjoy of great festivities and parties.

The town experienced a period of renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century where local and international artists rescued it from years of abandonment. The predominant architetural style is Colonial with influences of Barroque and Neoclassical, which has made many site here to be declared World Heritage.

The town is small and very picturesque, the buidlings are colorful and the people polite, the food is typical of the central part of the country and the service is friendly. This is one of those places in Mexico that you fall in love with and makes you come back over and over again... so, if you're nearby or planning a trip here, make sure to stop by San Miguel de Allende.

Have a lovely "wanderlusting" day!