Lessons in Silvermaking in San Miguel de Allende

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

Getting lessons in silvermaking in San Miguel de Allende is one of the top priorities of many long-stay visitors to the charming city north of Mexico City. It was on my list of things to do too. Many kinds of courses were suggested to us when we arrived in San Miguel de Allende, from dancing … Read more

San Miguel Take-Homes: Spicy Snacks

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

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 its cuisine, rooted in spices, produces a rich, pungent sauce … Read more

San Miguel Take-Homes: Supermarket Souvenirs

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

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 for a while, so we thought we’d roll it into … Read more

In Praise of the Local Taco Stand in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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

When we asked locals in San Miguel de Allende (that is, the actual locals from Mexico, not the expat ‘locals’) where to eat Mexican food, we were often met with a deafening and sometimes embarrassing silence and mumbled directions to a taco stand. I’m guessing it was the fact we used the words ‘good’, ‘local’ … Read more

Shopping Local in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Local in San Miguel de Allende. Ave María and Shopping Local in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

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 has designed the products herself and commissioned Mexican artists and … Read more