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jengland

Sep 12, 2010, 3:42 PM

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Dolores Hidalgo

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Is there an expat group in Dolores Hidalgo? If someone lives there can you tell me about the city?

Jim



esperanza

Sep 12, 2010, 6:46 PM

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Re: [jengland] Dolores Hidalgo

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I'm not aware of an expat group in Dolores Hidalgo. I'm not even aware of a single expat who lives there. Lots of tourists, yes--but the folks who live in that area generally gravitate to San Miguel de Allende, just a few kilometers down the road.

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jengland

Sep 12, 2010, 7:27 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Dolores Hidalgo

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That seems to be the consensus. Thanks.


ken_in_dfw

Sep 13, 2010, 2:59 PM

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Re: [jengland] Dolores Hidalgo

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There are a number of expats who live in Atotonilco, which is a small pueblo located a few kilometers south of Dolores Hidalgo on the way to San Miguel. And it seems like I met one or two expats who live in the countryside surrounding Dolores Hidalgo when I was last in San Miguel - but I could have got that wrong.

Ask Carol Schmidt over on her forum; she will know better than anyone.


Peter


Sep 13, 2010, 4:15 PM

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Re: [ken_in_dfw] Dolores Hidalgo

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Unless there is another I am totally unfamiliar with (very likely) Atotonilco (el Alto), pop. 60,000 approx., is a ways off from there and could better be described as being up the highway north from La Barca. If you were to continue north from there on an alternate highway you would reach San Miguel el Alto but not SM de Allende. If we happen to be speaking of two completely different Atotonilco's then these are not entirely in vastly distant areas of the country so there could be some confusion, but I didn't find even the tiniest pueblito by that name in a brief look around SMA and Dolores Hidalgo.

Getting turned around and heading the wrong direction, once upon a time, I ended up in San Miguel el Alto and had never seen such a procession of beautiful women before in my life! I was told in a taco stand we stopped at to get our bearings there was a fiesta just up the road. Fortunately I was still single so decided to spend the night and attend the fiesta. At this time of my life my eyes are bigger than other parts of my anatomy so I didn't get lucky in a popular sense of the word but I sure got an eye full of some of the most beautiful sights Mexico has to behold.

I was told later that Los Altos of Jalisco (not very distant from that part of GTO you are speaking of) is just full of these lovely ladies. That could be why the Atotonilco I speak of could be the one with an ex-pat population.

Just in case there is some confusion over the name of this pueblo and another you speak of and you end up in this one by accident, you won't be sorry.


ken_in_dfw

Sep 13, 2010, 6:38 PM

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Re: [Peter] Dolores Hidalgo

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Hi Peter, no, the Atotonilco to which I refer is the small community built around the Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. It can be found on Google Maps here.






Peter


Sep 13, 2010, 8:56 PM

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Re: [ken_in_dfw] Dolores Hidalgo

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Thanks, Ken. That is a tiny place. Beautiful though. I apparently passed through there once but didn't notice it. I seldom get north of SMA in there.

I thought it sounded like you knew where you were talking about. I would still encourage any male with no severe heart condition to vist Los Altos though, particularly on a dia de festival.


sparks


Sep 14, 2010, 6:11 AM

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Re: [ken_in_dfw] Dolores Hidalgo

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Dolores Hidalgo and Santuario Atotonilco
http://sparks-mexico.com/...s_hidalgo/index.html

Sparks Mexico Blog - Sparks Costalegre


esperanza

Sep 14, 2010, 6:52 PM

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Re: [Peter] Dolores Hidalgo

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More about Atotonilco, Guanajuato, from Mexico Cooks!:

http://mexicocooks.typepad.com/...ilco-guanajuato.html

http://mexicocooks.typepad.com/...-two-guanajuato.html

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ken_in_dfw

Sep 14, 2010, 8:20 PM

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Re: [esperanza] Dolores Hidalgo

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Cristina, I never cease to be amazed at the range of subject matter, the intimacy of your reporting, or the beauty of your photography on your blog. Mexico Cooks! is un tesoro nacional.

And, Sparks, your photos brought back some happy memories, también, gracias!
 
 
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