• Glenn Wilson
    May 14, 2019
    Leonora Carrington Exhibition. May 15 - July 29. Antiguo Palacio Municipal.

    Is this Palacio Municipal at the Jardin; Principal 8?

    Everything is ready for the San Miguel and we can admire the magnificent work of Leonora Carrington, starting tomorrow in the old Municipal Palace, an incredible exhibition. #SanMiguelDeLaGente #CapitalAmericanaDeLaCultura

    (Twitter translation)


    Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011) was a British-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington was also a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.
    Wikipedia: Leonora Carrington

    Update Aug 3:
    The Municipal Government, in coordination with the Directorate of Culture and Traditions and the Council of the Leonora Carrington AC Museum, announced the extension of the exhibition “Recóndito Mundo” by Leonora Carrington until August 29 of this year.
    Leonora Carrington Exhibition in SMA Extended (sp).
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 14, 2019
    Do you ever find yourself short on smaller bills like 200s, 100s or 50s? You may have plenty of cash but you just came from the ATM and your cash is all in 500s?

    Here's a little trick I use to get some smaller bills from the ATM.

    Say I want to take out $4,000 pesos. Approximately. I used to ask for $4,000 pesos and I'd invariably get eight 500s.

    Now, I usually ask for $3,900 (or $3,950 if the machine has 50s). If the machine has smaller bills and can fulfill the request it will and that gets you at least some bills smaller than 500s. If you don't pay an ATM fee, or a small one, and you think its worth it, you can repeat the trick by withdrawing $1,950 followed by another $1,950. Of course, your peso amounts may vary.

    As I said, it is a little trick but one I have found helpful.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 14, 2019
    A lot of folks in San Miguel de Allende use WhatsApp. If you are one of them, make sure you are using the latest version.

    WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after security breach.

    Facebook’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a private company working on surveillance and it had referred the incident to the U.S. Department of Justice.
    WhatsApp to refer security breach to U.S. authorities

    WhatsApp is urging people to update the app immediately after it was targeted by hackers installing sophisticated spyware on users' phones, giving them access to a trove of data.

    The security vulnerability has been fixed in updated versions of WhatsApp released in recent days, but some users will need to manually update the app to get protected.

    WhatsApp users are being urged to update the app immediately after it was hacked — here's how to get protected
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 14, 2019
    The vibrant, Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is known as a magnet for US and European retirees looking for a new home in sunny Mexico. What is less known, is the popularity of the city among younger expats who are drawn by the artistic vibe, the great lifestyle and the exciting nightlife.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 13, 2019
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  • Glenn Wilson
    May 13, 2019
    Recovering our public spaces, dignifying them and bringing art and culture to our colonies is how #TodosJuntos we build the #SanMiguelDeLaGente one our children deserve. Visit our renovated "Plaza de los Insurgentes" #ViveLoMejor
    (Twitter translation)

    Google maps shows this as "Plaza Canadá" but here is the location of Plaza de los Insurgentes, bounded by Los Órganos, Avenida Guadalupe, Calzada de la Luz, and San Antonio Abad.
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 13, 2019
    The air has been smelling smokey lately, especially in the mornings.
    Weather Bug Air Quality

    Are these the reason?
    The forest fire in the municipality #SanFelipe has been completely extinguished. I thank the citizens and corporations who intervened: municipal, state and federal authorities, @SEDENAmx@SEDEMAR_mx, @PC_GTO @SeguridadGto and @CONAFOR. Thank you for your work!
    (Translation by twitter)
    Por aire y tierra combaten incendio en San Felipe

    Since yesterday, elements of various corporations perform control, combat and extinction of a forest fire recorded in the Sierra Morena, at the height of Rancho El Milagro in Dolores Hidalgo
    (Translation by twitter)
    Combaten incendio en Sierra Morena, se han consumido 300 hectáreas

    In the last months we have watched the increasing number of forest fires in our city. A considerable number of hectares have been consumed by the fires, creating great ecological damage and affecting both flora and fauna. The fires also create considerable air pollution.
    Large Fires in Our City - Firefighters Ask For Citizens' Help
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 12, 2019
    Digging into the Prehispanic History of Mexico.


    Albert Coffee Tours
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 11, 2019
    Today I finally found the holy grail of coffee in San Miguel de Allende. As someone who has made backroom deals with coffee farmers in Indonesia to buy green luwak coffee beans, so I could take them home and roast them properly, you need to know that I know my coffee. In San Miguel, I have found none that really impressed me….until today.

    El Cafe de la Mancha is owned by Paloma and Christian, and they are serious about coffee (well, serious in a fun way.) They both went to coffee school in Mexico City and, get this, they actually studied coffee.

    It is the only place in San Miguel de Allende that I know of where you have the choice to have your coffee made with a siphon, which to me is the only way to have your coffee made. If that doesn’t suit you, though, you can also have it made with a Chemex, in the Melitta pour-over, with a French press, or even in a Turkish ibrik. Now, that’s impressive!
    The Best Cup Of Coffee In San Miguel de Allende


    I'm convinced. Oh wait, the author of the above has an update:

    It looks like my old favorite for the best cup of coffee in San Miguel de Allende, El Cafe de la Mancha, now has competition. I discovered Cafe Oso Azul the other morning, and I was impressed. One of the partners owns an organic coffee plantation in Veracruz, and Cafe Oso Azul roasts its own beans every few days, and you can absolutely tell the difference in their coffee.Cafe Oso Azul-Awesome Coffee And Breakfast In San Miguel de Allende

    Sometimes, I like a little chess with my coffee (Cafe Arab'ella).

    Which is your favorite coffee spot in San Miguel de Allende?

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