Streets of San Miguel de Allende

I’m on the go again. After months spent selling my home, sorting, storing, and rearranging my life, I finally feel like travelling. It’s funny, but this current trip to San Miguel with my friend Deanna has been six years in the making, a real dream come true. I remember back in 2014, I renewed my passport after she made an invitation for me to visit her apartment in Mexico.

I really wanted to go then, but things just didn’t work out at the time. I couldn’t break away.

Although Deanna lives most of the time in Indianapolis like me, she also owns a float spa in San Miguel and travels there every six weeks. So the invitation remained open all these years. I’ve tried a few times to plan a visit and could never quite get things arranged; it was either the money, my work, or simply bad timing.

But this year things are different! I finally sold my house and put what was left (after some major purging) in a 10×10 storage unit. I’m working only part time and staying with friends and family while looking for my next place to call home. I’m pretty much a freebird and the timing, perfect!

Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share some pictures and stories from this trip and I hope some day you get to visit here too. So here we go…Day one in San Miguel de Allende

Fresh off seven hours of air travel, we hit the streets and walked to El Centro to see the most well-known architectural site – La Parroquia, San Miguel de Allende.

La Parroquia, an impressive neo-Gothic 17th-century church is the premier architectural gem of San Miguel, visible from almost any high point in town. This picture shows the late afternoon sun lighting up the facade in a perfect pink glow. It is truly magnificent.

Walking along the cobblestone streets and stone sidewalks of San Miguel takes some getting used to. Make sure to bring plenty of flat-soled shoes like tennis shoes or sturdy sandals.

Just a small part of the Templo de la Purísima Concepción (Las Monjas) peeking above the foliage here. It was built in 1765 as a convent for nuns living and working in San Miguel de Allende.

A whole street lined with various colors of bougainvillea! This picture can’t even do it justice!

My favorite color in San Miguel, the rose pink adorned with fuchsia bougainvillea!

Gardens in every nook and cranny…courtyard gardens, roof top terrace gardens, window boxes! Unfortunately all of the public gardens were closed due to Corona pandemic 😦

The color pallette of San Miguel is that of the sun as it rises and sets. Golds, oranges, terra cotta, salmon and rose pink come alive as the sun moves throughout the city and the hilly topography ensures little surprises around every corner! Stay tuned for the next post and some more Central Mexico adventures!

A Girl on her own, Tracy

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