Four Days in San Miguel de Allende

The colonial cities and towns of Mexico, with their leafy public squares, Baroque churches, vibrant markets, and colorful architecture are quite special. Oaxaca, Querétaro, Guanajuato, even much bigger Guadalajara…all are worth visiting. For years, the small city of San Miguel de Allende, acclaimed by countless travel writers as among the very best, alluded me. One planned visit was canceled after I caught the flu. Another was aborted following a schedule change at work. But this past March, I finally made it to San Miguel de Allende…

…and it was worth the wait.

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Top Ten Mexico City

I love top ten lists.  Call me a geek if you want, it’s okay.  Whatever the list, if it’s a top ten something, there’s a good chance I’ll read it.  I probably have read it.  Top ten Presidential quotes.  Top ten Seinfeld episodes.  Top ten ballparks.  Top ten Chicago hot dog shacks.  Top ten one-hit wonders (yes, A-ha is in there).  Top ten movies of the year.  Top ten movies by genre.

Don’t even get me started on travel top ten lists.  Lonely Planet has dozens of them.  Travel + Leisure has dozens more.  From “Top Ten Places to Ring in the New Year” to “Top Ten Multi-Day Hikes” to “Top Ten Places for Wildlife Watching,” you really can pick your poison.  (Note: If I named any of those without crediting the actual publication in which they appeared, please accept my apologies.  I really just pulled ‘em out of thin air.)

For my blogging (and your reading) pleasure, here’s my own top ten list – city-specific, to keep the list manageable.

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