San Miguel de Allende

At the end of May we took a plane down to San Miguel de Allende in south central Mexico.  The town is a world heritage site and is known for it's historic architecture, art institutes and quiet atmosphere.  We stayed in a villa in the old town and spent our time relaxing and touring the surrounding countryside and the shaded squares in the town center.

Some things that struck me about San Miguel and Mexico: the high-desert plants including succulents and various cactuses, the friendly nature of the folks there, the inexpensive food, the nice weather (hot but not muggy), the colorful solidly constructed art style reminiscent of picasso (seen at the instituto), the beautiful courtyard gardens inside almost every house and the absolutely amazing abundance of lovingly cared for Volkswagen Beetles!

 

The roof of our villa 

Out in the countryside (campo)

The bathroom in the villa

Mountaintop Church

Downtown Parade