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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
You simply cannot get food like this in the tourist bars... If you are visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico the first thing you need to do is get yourself OUT of the main square. Find the market, head for the center of it and eat your heart out....
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Centro, La Palmita, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
While watching a bull meet its grisly end is not everyone's idea of a pleasant afternoon, the costumes and fanfare accompanying a bullfight are worth the price of the ticket. This bullfight in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX featured a...
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Zacatecas, Mexico
The Quito Real Hotel in Zacatecas, Mexico is a luxury hotel that was converted from a bullfighting arena into an "oasis" within the city. The central area of the former arena is a beautiful courtyard and offers an amazing view of the historic...
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Latin America
Walking through the streets of Guanajuato is a wonderful adventure. So many colors. Once we walked the main streets we started to just walk down random side streets.
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San José 14, Valenciana, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
El Abue is a breath of fresh air in Guanajuato, a city with many great taco stands in the street but few non-touristy sitdown options. El Abue offers the freshiest of ingredients, a creative take on Mexican food, an eclectic decor, and a few...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
A few hours drive north of Mexico City lies the picturesque enclave of San Miguel de Allende. A favorite place among artists, tourists, American retirees, and European expats, San Miguel is best known for its historic center, filled with a...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Food in Mexico is far more diverse than many know. Avoid the expensive tourist spots and hit the back roads and the inner market stalls of San Miguel. The fruits are fresh, the grills are sizzling, the beers are cold, and the atmosphere is so much...
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Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico
Rosewood Hotel in San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful (and pricey) place to stay right in the heart of San Miguel. But even if you're not a guest, it's well worth a visit to its restaurant, 1826, which is named after the year the town adopted the...
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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Buy fresh fruit in the market in San Miguel... there is so much to taste and everything is fresh. Ask a vendor about something you don't recognize, they will likely cut it open for you to taste and if you visit the same seller regularly you are...
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Latin America
Awesome hot spring pools just outside the city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There are cold, warm and hot pools as well as a steam room down a long stone watery tunnel! A great way to spend a day!
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Calle 28 de Septiembre 109B, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
For less than $2, you can take a quick funicular ride to the Pipila Monument to get this top-of-the-world view of Guanajuato, Mexico. We arrived just after sunset, when lights were flickering across the colorful city. There were people around, but...
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Carrer dels Banys Nous, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
L'Arca, formerly known as L'Arca de l'Avia, specializes in recreating historical clothing, especially ball gowns and wedding dresses, but it's a great place to pick up antique and vintage accessories like lace gloves, Spanish fans, and jewelry, as...