San Miguel de Allende, The Best City in the World?

Yes, Lori and I are in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, happy to be travelling again. And, yes, San Miguel is the best city in the world. At least, according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine. It’s not hard to see why. Narrow, cobble-stoned streets meander up, down, and around, reveal only snippets of this historic, colonial town. These glimpses are fully-formed gems of many splendours, just the same. Parapets draped in fuchsia, yellow, or red bougainvillea, rooftop gardens growing cacti and tall, spindly cedars, a dome of clear blue sky above.  The ochre, terracotta, and brick-red of the buildings, with the aid of the bright mid-day sun, coalesce in your visual cortex and slow your pace. Sometimes mountains appear lazily in the horizon of the surrounding high chaparral. Other times you notice the long procession of cozy cafes and lush inner courtyard restaurants, in the waning light, and you cannot help but be overwhelmed by the romantic sensibility of this city. You and your surroundings become inextricably one.

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The best city in the world also has the best public library in the world: the Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende. Lori wanted her opinion to be known! More about this in the future. And, I would be remiss if I did not mention that we ended up obtaining a membership.

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Courtyard at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende

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Joe getting his library card

The best city in the world also has the best Starbucks in the world. An assessment I made without even sitting down to a tall Americano! To be continued …

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2 Responses to San Miguel de Allende, The Best City in the World?

  1. Terry says:

    Thank you Joe!

  2. edi and robert says:

    Looking forward to more posts!

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