• Glenn Wilson
    May 16, 2019

    The article efficiently covers a lot of ground, including:
    • A Bit of History
    • Galleries
    • Street Art
    • Fabrica La Aurora
    • Cultural Center Ignacio Ramirez also known as Belles Artes
    • Instituto Allende
    • Juarez Park
    • Artisanal Markets
    • Abrazos
    Art Walk in San Miguel de Allende
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 16, 2019
    @GobSMA invites you to participate in its campaign "Reforestemos San Miguel 2019", adopting one or more trees, the goal is to plant 30,000 trees throughout the municipality to contribute to the environment. @FURAmx @M_AmbienteGto
    (Twitter translation)


    On the morning of May 15, the campaign began with the participation of Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal and thanks to the support of the San Miguel de Allende Fire Department, volunteers from the National Campus Leon Polytechnic Institute, personnel from the area of ​​Welfare and Social Development as well as several volunteers .

    The invitation is open to children, youth and adults, citizens and residents, to adopt, plant and take care of a tree taking advantage of the patios, gardens, public spaces and forests to meet this ambitious reforestation campaign that seeks to contribute to the environment .

    They invite to reforest San Miguel
    (Google translation)
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 16, 2019
    What's Happening This Week in San Miguel de Allende
  • 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

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