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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...
Mexican Cooking Class in San Miguel de Allende with Marilau

Mexican Cooking Class in San Miguel de Allende with Marilau

A Mexican cooking class in San Miguel de Allende was high on our to-do list in line with the experiential travel goals of our grand tour. Lara and I had been cooking Mexican food since our first trip in the 1990s but we’d never taken a Mexican cooking...
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...
San Miguel Take-Homes: Spicy Snacks

San Miguel Take-Homes: Spicy Snacks

You can tell a lot about a culture by its food, especially its snack food – no more so than in Mexico where the snacks combine sweet, spicy and savory flavours in the most scrumptious ways. Naturally, that’s to be expected coming from a culture where...
San Miguel Take-Homes: Supermarket Souvenirs

San Miguel Take-Homes: Supermarket Souvenirs

As we found that prices are more or less similar in San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City, we decided not to do a Price Check here. We still wanted to provide some shopping tips for those of you who are planning on settle in...
Shopping Local in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Local in San Miguel de Allende

Specializing in cool, kitsch and quirky Mexicana — t-shirts, bags, jewellery, art, and interior design products — everything in Ave María, Giovanna Canela Miranda’s hip store in San Miguel de Allende, is ‘hecho en Mexico’ or ‘made in Mexico’, by Mexicans. That means that Giovanna...
The Streets of San Miguel de Allende

The Streets of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is beautiful, our friends in Mexico City had told us. We believed them, but based on what we’d read and heard we somehow expected a Disney version of a Mexican town, with perfect buildings and immaculate streets, with all the gritty...