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Mar 27, 2020 - Booking

Up early...6 am...and Bon is back on her phone attempting to book our flight back. After an hour+ she succeeded and we got confirmation from Delta. Now it’s a question of a bus to MX City (we head back to the terminal later this morning). If we can book our tickets to the City, then we can make reservations at the hostel (if it’s still open), or some other ON. We’d like to be in the City by noon on Sunday to go to the airport and make sure the flight is still a go! More later... Back from bus station where a bus to MX City leaves every 45...

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Mar 26, 2020 - Decisions are made

3-26 We woke up and after breakfast took the city bus to the main bus terminal (route 1 - 8 pesos each)...a good public transport system here! At the station we asked about buses to Aguascalientes...none going today! Turns out that decisions for buses leaving to different places are made on a daily basis now. They told us to call tomorrow morning about 8 and they could tell us if/when buses might be going, most probably at 10 am and noon even though their schedule calls for 6 possible times beginning at 9! We head back to San Miguel city...

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Mar 25, 2020 - Still in S M de Allende

3-25 Now in our 3rd day here and we are 2 of only 3 staying in the hostel. When we arrived there was a couple from Japan who were ending their vacation early to head back home on a flight scheduled to leave Friday, a Chinese gal who has been traveling for 2 years, most recently in South America and now heading home, a gal from Belgium also heading home, a business traveler in Mexico, and the fellow, Louis, from NYC who can work here as part of a high end construction company building a place for a wealthy Frenchman in the City. Only us and...

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Mar 23, 2020 - About Pandemics

LARRY BRILLIANT SAYS he doesn’t have a crystal ball. But 14 years ago, Brilliant, the epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, spoke to a TED audience and described what the next pandemic would look like. At the time, it sounded almost too horrible to take seriously. “A billion people would get sick," he said. “As many as 165 million people would die. There would be a global recession and depression, and the cost to our economy of $1 to $3 trillion would be far worse for everyone than merely 100 million people dying, because so many...

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Mar 22, 2020 - Out of MX City

—— UPDATE MX Virus Responds —— Our bus is scheduled to leave north bus terminal at 11:30 am. Will take an Uber ASAP after breakfast, thanks to help of Lia, German gal, who can order it for us. The Uber driver pulled up just a few minutes after Lia ordered it. It was $70 pesos we paid Lia and we have the driver a $10 peso tip. Since we had gotten to the terminal Norte by 10:00 and our bus is not scheduled to leave till 11:15, we sat at a small cafe and had tea. We were told at the Primera Plus bus line desk that we would be checking in at...

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Feb 5, 2017 - San Miguel de Allende

Roger and I traveled to San Miguel de Allende located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, Mexico during the month of January, 2017. Roger's sister Christine and her husband Dave spent three months there last winter, and were staying another month this year, so we decided to check this location out. We have been to Mexico lots of times before, but mostly to beach locations. San Miguel de Allende (SMA) is situated north of Mexico City about three and a half hours by car; we flew into the airport at Queretaro, located in the state of...

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Mar 16, 2016 - Ceremony and One Door Opens

Adios San Miguel de Allende This magical city has captivated us...as the kids say...big time!!! It will be so very difficult to leave and yet our hearts are so very strongly drawn home to our family, our children, grandchildren and dear friends. How I wish we could be in two places at once!! Over the past 5 weeks, we have forged sweet friendships with a number of people. Our dear friends Eduardo and Silvia, newly moved to San Miguel from Cuenavaca, are two people we cherish. Eduardo and Victor perform weekly at the Shelter Theatre; their...

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Mar 7, 2016 - Monarcas y El Papa (Monarchs and The Pope)

San Miguel de Allende Since my last post, we have settled in again at San Miguel de Allende. We left Lo de Marcos on February 8 and have been in San Miguel since February 10. It's easy to let one day blend into the other; it's like home here. I am a cool weather gal!! The weather in San Miguel was cold when we arrived if early February, apparently unseasonably cold. Night temperatures dropped down to 4C, so we were happy to hop out of bed, turn on the furnace, then jump back between the warm covers and snuggle in while our rig warmed...

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Nov 27, 2015 - You know your getting used to Mexico when ....

After nearly seven weeks in San Miguel de Allende, we are heading off on our grand adventure. We will be in Cholula for a few days and explore the largest pyramide (by mass) that is now a large grassy hill topped with a Spanish Cololial Catholic Church. From there, we are on our way to the Yucatan ... Villahermosa, Campeche, Merida, Izamal, Uxmal ... we will have a little over 3 weeks to explore before we head home for Christmas. Cannot wait to see our kids, grandkids, siblings and friends. Over the past weeks, we realize that we are...

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Nov 19, 2015 - Guanajuato - San Martin Cabellero (who'd've thunk it!!)

It is so very easy to wile away the day here ... to relax into a new pace ... to treat time differently. We seem to be forgetting to look at the clock, to eat when we are hungry and extend Happy Hour well into the twilight. A walk into town to visit an art gallery turns into a seven hour tromp ... into book stores, up new streets, along alleyways that look interesting. There is no need to rush anywhere. What a nice change of pace. So, we are often surprised when we climb into bed at the end of the day, deliciously tired and with smiles on...

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Nov 12, 2015 - San Miguel del Allende

I arrived in San Miguel after another very comfy bus journey and this one was under two hours - bonus!! I checked into at my hostel - Catrina and was given my sheets and pointed to a top bunk! After a small amount of admin as I finally had some good wifi I headed out to wander around town in the vague direction of a cafe recommended by my trusty friend 'the lonely planet' not so trusty today both cafes now shut. So change of plan and instead I opted for some very delicious homemade ice cream from a street vendor on the plaza - delicious...

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Nov 10, 2015 - Time to explore - Guanajuato

After 10 hours on the bus (and yes it was business class again and this time I even got a pack lunch and my own private TV- woop woop!!) I arrived in Guanahuato at midnight. I took a taxi to my hostel, walked down about 200 steps to Casa Del Dante and knocked on the door; Man at door 'Sorry check in closes at midnight' Me 'I rang yesterday to say I would be coming at midnight' Man at door 'check in closes at midnight' Me 'it's 12.10, I have a reservation' Man at door 'check in closes at midnight I don't think we have space ' Me 'I rang...

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