While we were staying in San Miguel de Allende, we decided to take a day trip to the capital city in the region, Guanajuato City. Guanajuato City sits in a narrow valley at an altitude of 6,600 feet. It is about an 1 1/2 hour drive from SMA. There are no straight roads in the city, and the views all around the city are spectacular. We hired Dali from Discovery Tours as our guide, which means he did the driving too! With a group of 4 adults and 2 kids, we filled a mini-van per
I recently returned from a two week trip with my family to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We (my partner Andrew and I, and our daughter Elizabeth) chose San Miguel de Allende (SMA), because my friend Cari had mentioned six months earlier that she and her husband Eric and daughter Chloe were going to be spending some time there in the summer, and would we care to join them? Our daughters are one year apart in age, so it seemed like a great opportunity for some fun! The girls k
When I was in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico last week, I took a cooking class at Marilau Mexican Ancestry Cooking School. I was attracted to this particular school in general because 1) It had an easy to navigate website with lots of information 2) The website portrayed the instructor's obvious devotion to traditional Mexican food and techniques, and 3) Of her rapid response to me via email. The school was also an easy walk from where I was staying in San Miguel. I chose a cl
I had been in San Miguel de Allende no longer than three days when I came down with a bad case of travelers' diarrhea, or "Montezuma's Revenge." Not the image of vacation in Mexico anyone wants to conjure up, but it happens. A high fever and frequent trips to the toilet had me bedridden for two days straight. The good news is, potent antibiotics are readily available in Mexico at the pharmacy, without a trip to the doctor, so it was no obstacle to obtain some Cipro. After day
I love this mirror in my bedroom. We are renting an Air BnB house for two weeks with friends in San Miguel de Allende and this mirror is on our wall. It is made of tin. If you look closely you can see it is all handmade, the flowers on the white border are hand painted, and its imperfection is just perfect. The top reminds me of a headpiece on a Tropicana Girl. San Miguel de Allende has many artisans, and I am looking forward to exploring the area and finding a handmade mirro
My name is Aliye. I am passionate about travel, food, arts and culture, and my family.