The colours of San Miguel de Allende

December 24, 2017

As I mentioned in my last post, our landing in San Miguel de Allende was a little rough due to the issues with our accommodations. This week, we finally got resolution to a number of issues here (thanks to Airbnb for their help), and we have finally started to get out and enjoy being here a bit more.

Yesterday, we went on a quest for gluten free bread (for our Christmas stuffing) that took us to the artisan area of town. There is a long stretch within the town that is filled with dozens and dozens of small artisan shops and stalls. 

Even though this is the dry season, as you look down the cobblestone side streets there is Bougainvillea out in bloom. 

San Miguel de Allende is a UNESCO Heritage Site, and because of this there are guidelines around paint colours used on buildings within the town.

But apparently those rules do not extend to street art. Throughout the town, there are many, many murals. In some ways, walking these streets made us feel like we were back in Penang again. 

And while we weren’t successful in our quest for gluten free bread yesterday, we did have a lovely snack. Artie loved his club sandwich, that came complete with a layer of avocado. 

This morning, we met up with another family at the nearby botanical gardens (El Charco). The desert landscape is beautiful, but so muted compared to the colours within the town itself.

We spent a good hour and a half touring the gardens, under a blue sky with a slight breeze. Not too hot and not too cool. We are loving the climate here.

The combination of mountain and dessert here made for some breathtaking scenery.

With the problems of the apartment (knock on wood…) behind us, we’ve been able to start getting ready for the holidays. Christmas while travelling can present some challenges. Our apartment is pretty small, but we found a “pop-up” tree that came flat-packed that we have put up to make things a bit more festive.

We think of our family and friends back “home” often, but at Christmas time we do miss them an “extra special” amount. If you are reading this, we want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a new year filled with many adventures and blessings.


The Little-Green Family

Kay Green

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Kay Green

Professionally, I am an e-learning instructional designer who breaks down the barriers of space and time in learning. Personally, I'm the Mom in the Little-Green Family, and co-planner in our adventures.

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Thanks for sharing the colours of San Miguel de Allende. Glad the apartment situation is now better.


Are you missing snow like we have here ?

Aunt Lois

    Kay Green

    Thanks Aunt Lois – wishing you a Merry Christmas too! I can’t speak for the kids, but I know that I am REALLY enjoying the weather here – and not missing the snow in Canada at all 🙂


Merry Christmas to you and the whole family

    Kay Green

    Thanks Lyse! Merry Christmas to you and your family too ☺

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