Tag Archives: San Miguel de Allende

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
Tips To Enjoying San Miguel de Allende

Tips To Enjoying San Miguel de Allende

Due to its colossal population of American and Canadian expats (around 10%!), San Miguel de Allende is derided as a destination by travellers looking for a more ‘authentic’ Mexican experience, but it is a beautiful town and it is worth staying a while. Tips To...
A Short Video of San Miguel de Allende

A Short Video of San Miguel de Allende

What a beautiful Mexican town San Miguel is. In honour of it, I made a short video of San Miguel de Allende. We shot this on our last afternoon in San Miguel de Allende. This is the new HD version. At the time we didn’t have the...
Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

Michelada, Margarita, and Guacamole Recipes

One of the best things about staying in a holiday rental over a hotel is the ability to entertain. Here in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, I’ve been perfecting micheladas, margaritas and guacamole for entertaining Mexico-style. For groups of friends and families renting holiday houses, entertaining happens...
A Wedding Party in San Miguel de Allende

A Wedding Party in San Miguel de Allende

As part of Mexico’s bicentennial celebrations and to commemorate the town’s role in independence, San Miguel de Allende has a sound and light show every weekend that’s focussed on the beautiful Parroquia church on the main square. I have to admit that seeing a sound and...
The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende

The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende

I discovered the satirical blog The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende by Richard Lander* while doing research on the town. It was the first blog that had made me laugh out loud in a long time. It was hilarious but it especially resonated because we...
The Sounds of San Miguel de Allende

The Sounds of San Miguel de Allende

The band had mercifully stopped massacring a 1970s Steely Dan number and were taking a break. This wasn’t technically the ‘jazz’ that was advertised at this San Miguel de Allende bar, but then not much in San Miguel met expectations, apart from the prettiness of...
Taking Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes in San Miguel

Taking Traditional Mexican Cooking Classes in San Miguel

“The focus of my school is traditional Mexican food, not the cuisine of chefs!” Marilau Ricaud, the owner of the Marilau Traditional Mexican Cooking School in San Miguel de Allende, says as she hands me an apron. “I felt San Miguel was lacking in good restaurants...
San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates

San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates

These decadent Mexican chocolates and sweets don’t have the spice of the snacks I covered in my previous posts on edible souvenirs, Spicy Snacks and Supermarket Souvenirs, but they’re easily as scrumptious. The Aztecs grew cacao beans, which they fermented, roasted, and ground to make...