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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 3, 2015 - Tradition and Courtesy

Dia de Muertos & Mexican Courtesies What a wonderfully rich and family-oriented culture Mexico is ... and how fortunate are we to be able to share this celebration and learn the traditions. Here, family is cherished in a very deep and meaningful way. Multi-generations live together and support each other. And, once a family member dies, that person is honoured is a wonderfully warm, loving, and celebratory way. We tend to grieve privately on the anniversary of a relative's death. We often don't know how to support a grieving friend of...

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Oct 30, 2015 - The Magic Doesn't Stop!

San Miguel de Allende(the last part is pronounced Ah-YEN-day) This is a magical city that is so very easy to love. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the city has seen a revitalization of many historical buildings. When we were here last, in 2008, there were buildings in need of repair and sidewalks with typical gaping holes. Now, the sidewalks are all stone and cement, the streets completely repaired with river stone or concrete blocks. It was a walkable city before (as long as you kept looking down to avoid hazards). Now we...

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Oct 12, 2015 - Through Texas and arrival in San Miguel de Allende

Travelling ... it's what makes us see the world in a different light. We see how others live, listen to how others speak and imagine their lives. Travelling through the US, to get to the border of Mexico, we heard every kind of twang; were helped by gracious clerks and served by entertaining restaurant staff. We also saw homemade billboards supporting Donald Trump and warning people of the horrors of voting Democrat. Some were kinda disturbing. Driving along, for six hours a day, we flipped through radio stations to get an idea of what...

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