Xx - Foreign Embassies in Mexico visit San Miguel.

Trip Start Dec 04, 2012
Trip End Dec 31, 2016

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Flag of Mexico  , Central Mexico and Gulf Coast,
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mis Estimados Compadres,
Amigos y Compaņeros.

 San Miguel de Allende invites the foreign Embassies to Mexico to San Miguel for a weekend visit every year.. which is this weekend .. This year 28 Embassies will be represented, which does not include any of the big countries like the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc., with the exception of Russia - Russia comes every year.. I get to host the representative from Angola.. I am interested in seeing how this works and turns out..

It is between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius and overcast in San Miguel now and overcast, and that is the predicted weather for the next week.. Many Mexicans think that this is the perfect weather - not too hot (like in the 30's) and no hot, blazing sun shining down on you with the overcast sky.. It is sort of nice and a releif not having a hot blazing sun shining down on you for awhile, for a change.....

I mentioned in a previous travelblog, the lack of young beautiful senoritas in San Miguel..
There is one exception.  All terran vechicles are fairly common in San Miguel. They are well suited to the rock roads and very steep streets. And of course, when you get out of town, you can go cross country across the terrain in them.. They have very spreadout motorcycle type and style handle bars. And the ergonomic configuration of the seat and handle bars forces and results in the person sitting in them to have a very erect posture...
So it is an interesting and even an exciting sight to see these young beauties roaring by in their all terran vechicles sitting very erect in them and with their long hair flowing out behind them.. Locals own and have all terrain vehicles but there are several all terrain vechicle rental places in town, and I suspect that the young beauties roaring around the city are tourista's visiting San Miguel - it is a good way to see the city.. I have thought of renting an all terrain vehicles and roaring around the city myself.. I sort of like the idea and concept of roaring around.. But I am afraid that I might end up killing myself if I did that, I do have to remember my age and limitations. And I am too young to die...
Note: although it is not common, it is not uncommon, to see burrows, donkeys, mules and horses on the streets of San Miguel...   

I thought that once the Easter Holidays were over, that we would be rid of the pesky tourista's, who are a real nuisance in San Miguel... However, I was wrong, unfortunately..
With April 30/Wednesday being Children's Day, May 01/Thursday being MAY Day (Labour Day) and May 05/Cinco de Mayo Day (celebrating the Batalla de Pueblo and the defeat of invading French Forces) - many Mexicans turned it into a 5 day weekend and San Miguel was over-run again by those pesky tourista's, who are a real nuisance.. And the 5 day weekend was closely followed by Teacher's Day (will it never end) and then, Mother's Day on May 10/Saturday (and no, it is never going to end)... I think that there is also a Grandparent's Day, but that may not be until the Fall....... 

A construction boom is going on in San Miguel, there are buildings going up everywhere.
It is very noisy and maybe even worse than the hordes of tourista's that infect San Miguel..
Looking forward to getting back to nice, quiet Ottawa and Vanier...
Viva La Mexico
Adios Mis Compadres, 
Mis Amigos y Compaņeros.
Senor Mexico Dave

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