Monthly Archives: March 2011

Exhibition to benefit the Village of Las Clavellinas

Las Clavellinas, settled about 1,000 years ago, is one of the oldest villages around San Miguel. Despite sporadic water and electricity supplies, a group of Village women, otherwise without work, have formed a family garden and sewing workshop to improve their … Continue reading

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch in SMA

Today, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (the real deal) managed to draw a packed crowd from the aging rocker gringos in San Miguel, plus a respectable showing of some younger and more local faces which was a nice change. The … Continue reading

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Cactus that yells at you

Where we come from, cactus are lumpy objects, won in raffles or bought in Ikea, that sit on shelves gathering dust and wilting until bits fall off. Here in Mexico they jump up and down and surprise you by frequently … Continue reading

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The Oaxaca cheese lady

Every Tuesday when we can, we visit the Tianguis, or open air market, held at the top of the hill above SMA. One of our favorites here is the best Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-haka) string cheese on the face of the … Continue reading

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Blue is busting out all over

This week, all over San Miguel, the brilliance of Jacaranda blue (or purple, or purplish blue, or PMS 2597 or whatever) is breaking out. We now have a couple of months to enjoy the color of each tree before we … Continue reading

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Monarchs — on their way through SMA

Having lunch on our roof yesterday we were entertained by a steady stream of Monarchs fluttering North over the City, some stopping briefly to feed on our flowers. We particularly love this, as we will see them again when we … Continue reading

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Buses — the best way to get around San Miguel de Allende

I have been looking for a bus map for two years, after discovering that buses in San Miguel are fun, frequent, and cheap. With a fare of just five pesos for anywhere you want to go in the City, they … Continue reading

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Lance Wyman at MUAC

Our friend, occasional collaborator, and neighbor in New York, Lance Wyman, who we meet regularly jogging in Central Park (he does the jogging — we walk) gave a presentation of his historic work at MUAC in Mexico City in January. … Continue reading

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Mini-Parroquia

We discovered this mini-Parroquia this week, just below the Immigration building on the Calzada a la Estación, while waiting for our visa. It sits on the roof of an adjacent building, complete with incongruous flanking palm trees to add the … Continue reading

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Lavaderos

Although, with the advent of washing machines, Lavaderos, or public washing places, are not as heavily used as in the past, they are still a common sight in Mexico. Here in San Miguel, this Lavadero, just above Parque Juarez is … Continue reading

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