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San Miguel de Allende, Just What is All the Hoopla About?

I just don’t get it. For years I’ve been hearing about San Miguel de Allende. People rave about it being the place to go in Mexico, pointing to its huge American expat community, its strong ties to arts and culture, its lovely architecture, etc., etc. But for some reason, I just could not…

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Fancy Feet, Quirky Culture, and Macabre Mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico

In addition to being Mexico’s most beautiful city and having a fascinating history, Guanajuato, Mexico is a cultural mecca. The city offers 15 museums, three major theaters, five major plazas, and five temples that display architectural styles ranging from Baroque to the New Spain Churrigueresca. Guanajuato also offers a schedule of festivals and…

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Guanajuato, Mexico – Birthplace of the Mexican War for Independence

From the top of San Miguel Hill, the massive stone monument to Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro gazes serenely over the valley that cradles Guanajuato, Mexico, but back in 1810 this uneducated miner was bent on revenge. Martinez was known by the nickname Pipila, which some claim was a reference to…

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