The days following the La Calaca festival and Dia de los Muertos in San Miguel de Allende are vastly different from those experienced by most tourists. They’re better.
This town, established hundreds and hundreds of years ago, holds history not particularly pertinent to many outside of Mexico, but at the same time you feel a part of the whole story. At least, I want to feel that way. You get like that in this town, culturally appropriative, wishing to find identity in this place. Continue Reading
Photo credit: Amery Bohling
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX. This enchanting former Spanish colony was once a stop on the silver trade route in the mid-1600’s. Located between Zacatecas and Mexico City, the town took a new shape as Spanish silver tradesmen and colonizers claimed the area from the native Mexican peoples already living in the region. San Miguel grew to become an important outpost along this route and it remains an integral piece of Mexican history. Today, it’s also pushing forward to ensure it remains a center of culture and history far into the future drawing in tourists and locals alike to annual festivals and celebrations. Continue Reading