The Gangs of San Miguel de Allende

Gangs of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

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 were in San Miguel and we quickly recognized the people, … Read more

Mexican Cooking Class in San Miguel de Allende with Marilau Ricard

Marilau Traditional Mexican Cooking School, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

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 yearlong grand tour of the world, promoting slow travel, local travel and experiential travel. We’d been cooking Mexican food since our first trip to Mexico in the 1990s. But we’d never … Read more

Bullfighting in San Miguel de Allende: Dearth in the Afternoon

Bullfight, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Dearth in the Afternoon: Bullfighting, San Miguel Style. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

We’ve seen many a corrida de toros or bullfight since our first trip to Mexico more than 15 years ago. We’ve always been conflicted about it. We love animals but we can also appreciate the cultural significance of the corrida. But the bullfighting in San Miguel de Allende was something different… What we dislike immensely about bullfights, … Read more

San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates

Mexican Chocolate. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. San Miguel Take-Homes: Mexican Chocolates. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

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 a bitter drink that was popular throughout Central America. Christopher … Read more