San Miguel de Allende

Hello everyone! I'm coming with some fun blogs on the way starting with this one from my recent Mexico trip. It was my first time there and I experienced many 'firsts.' I stayed in a town just north of Mexico City called San Miguel– quite a magical little town.

Recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history of San Miguel dates back to 1542 when it played an important role as a hub in the silver trade. It's known for its well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture, which blew me away. Everything, every corner was filled with beauty. It was street after street of cobblestone and various eclectic shops like art galleries, modern boutiques, restaurants, and the churches. I've never seen such beautifully designed churches before. When I went, they were still having service while hundreds of tourists stood at the doors to take photos. Interesting way of doing church! One of the churches was a particularly special spot since we found out it was where egg nog was made. I even got to try it and see the nuns who prepared them. 

I stayed in this little boutique hotel called Dos Casas. It was small, unique, and personal, which was one of its perks. They had the best chef in Mexico who prepared the meals, including a special Christmas menu. I was so blessed to be able to spend my holidays here! Take a look at the rest of the trip:

Our special garden balcony.

Our special garden balcony.

Oh, these entrances

Oh, these entrances

Christmas morning on the walls of the church

Christmas morning on the walls of the church

Hello new christmas gift!

Hello new christmas gift!

The streets that went for miles.

The streets that went for miles.

Loved this "imagine" sign.

Loved this "imagine" sign.

One of my favorite spots to peek out of in the mornings from our room.

One of my favorite spots to peek out of in the mornings from our room.

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The entrance to our room.

The entrance to our room.

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Local market where they served up juice of any fruit possible.

Local market where they served up juice of any fruit possible.

It was hard to let this bench go. 

It was hard to let this bench go. 


If you want to see more photos and read about San Miguel, feel free to here. :)

-Mel