• Glenn Wilson
    May 16, 2019
    The painting of the park invites you to celebrate its patron saint "San Pascual Baylón" from May 10 to 19 under a very fun program; there will be crazy people, parandes, eucharistic celebrations and lots of music and dancing. They wait for you, do not miss!
    (Twitter translation)
    Festividad en honor a San Pascual Baylón en la Parroquia de San Antonio
  • 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
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 14, 2019
    From Caminos de Agua via email:

    Caminos de Agua has relocated to José María Correa 23A in Colonia Santa Cecilia, San Miguel de Allende.

    In order to achieve our mission and as the need for our work continues to expand, Caminos de Agua has been growing rapidly. We now have 13 full-time staff, 10 volunteers, and 8 board members. Our lab work has expanded in scope, our R&D work is in full gear, we are piloting our new ground water treatment system, and the production of our ceramic filter which prevents 99.9999% of biological contamination in water has increased significantly.

    In order to meet current needs and look towards the future, we have moved to larger quarters.
    Please take notice of the following:


    • Samples for water quality testing will be collected at the new office every Tuesday from 2-5pm.
    • Our new telephone number is: 415 150 6644
    • Our facilities in both Colonia Independencia and Colonia Insurgentes are now closed and all business is now being conducted from our new location.
    • Click here to see our Find Us page.

    Check the Caminos de Agua website for the latest information.
  • 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 14, 2019

    San Miguel de Allende is fast becoming one of the foodie capitals of Mexico. Since becoming named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2008, and being featured on Condé Nast as best city two years in a row, throngs of tourists flock to the city to tour San Miguel de Allende and enjoy the amazing San Miguel de Allende restaurants. You can pretty much find any type of cuisine in the world in this town!
    The Best Way To Experience San Miguel de Allende Restaurants
  • Glenn Wilson
    May 13, 2019
    Welcome to San Miguel Frequently Asked Questions!
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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.

Welcome to San Miguel Frequently Asked Questions!

Expat and immigrant English language resources and community for San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Visitors to this site may browse. Registration is required to post or vote in polls. When you register, we will send an email to you with a special link. Open that email and click that link to complete the process and confirm your email.

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