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... around) so the heat is softened by a cool breeze most mornings and evenings. So pleasant and peaceful without those Cape winds! But, one can sort of feel the desert close-by, the air is dry and my skin is cracking into wrinkled mosaics.
We have discovered the mercado a few blocks down, making colorful shopping for fruit and veg and delicious fresh pressed juices by the litre. So many bakeries, some with a distinctly ...
... of the little boys and girls....
Hopefully that is the end of the Xmas Holidays, and things will return to normal
in San Miguel - and all of the Mexican tourists will go away and go back home
to where ever they came from..
I was taking a taxi home one day (40 peso's - $3.20) and there was a big traffic jam ahead of us.. Probably a parade or a funeral procession or a wedding procession..
The taxi driver drove down a side ...
... rejoneador presented an artistic "sin sangre" bullfight - think equestrian ballet! Marcial Herce demonstrated the artistry of the "BLOODLESS" traditional bullfight.
No animals were harmed in any way.
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... or burial insurance. Andy bought 3 shirts, $7.50 each, with original U.S. labels, clearly fresh from the assembly factory. Betsy bought 2 shirts, $20 total.
There are other markets, too. What we call the Upper Market and the Lower Market are permanent markets in town that sell fresh vegetables and fruit but much more. Tires, for example, and ice cream. I can easily walk to either. Then there is the Saturday ...
... with different viewscapes ranging from prairies to volcanic mountains; some with very expansive vistas and a lot of agricultural activity. Mexicans in general seem to be a very creative and industrious people with strong family connections and a passion for life.
Moving further inland from Etzatlan we continued through Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende. We took the dubious strategy of putting Goldie with me driving as the lead driver on this leg ...