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jennifer rose

Feb 27, 2005, 8:50 PM

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San Miguel de Allende Makes New York Magazine

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The 10-Point Escape Plan: San Miguel de Allende Eschewing bikinis for ponchos and hip-hop for mariachi, the anti-Cabo of Mexico is the real deal. By Douglas Anthony Cooper

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/travel/columns/travel/11207/



gpk

Feb 28, 2005, 10:54 AM

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Isn't the photo in the article of Guanajuato?


Carol Schmidt


Feb 28, 2005, 12:28 PM

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Yup.

We're all so thrilled to have another article saying how wonderful SMA is. Thank you, Jennifer.

Carol Schmidt


Gringal

Feb 28, 2005, 1:56 PM

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As I was proudly forwarding the article to a US friend, I noticed that it is, indeed, a photo of Guarajuato. Check the statue in the lower right corner.


Marlene


Feb 28, 2005, 10:27 PM

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Speaking of attracting a crowd... Has anyone heard of the Writers Workshop (focussing on short stories) to take place in August?
http://www.janiceeidus.com/bio_news.html


Carol Schmidt


Mar 1, 2005, 7:37 AM

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Those who say, "I got mine, now everybody else stay away," would prefer the story have read something like this:

First, instead of a photo of Guanajuato to illustrate the San Miguel story, it should have been a 1950's file photo of the old cardboard shacks of Tijuana.

The story should have included the fact that your chances are 100% of falling on the cobblestones and breaking your neck, legs, arms, and jaw with displacement of all teeth.

Your Lincoln Navigator will circle the crowded one-way streets endlessly because you will never, ever find a parking space. Pemex is $20 a gallon. A cop wanting a bribe will be on every corner. If you don't pay you get to experience the inside of a Mexican jail cell, with no key.

If you walk you will be run over by rampaging burros and buses full of smelly goats and cackling chickens.

The hordes of pigeons will land on your head and suffocate you as they pull popcorn right out of any remaining teeth.

The prices listed in all the store windows and menus are in dollars.

You must bathe and wash clothes in bottled water at $5 a bottle, and you probably will still get malaria, typhoid, amoebas, bird flu and dengue fever.

The cab drivers will take you out into the campo and rob you and tie you up and leave you for the buzzards and will only tell your relatives where to get the body for at least a million dollars.

The mariachi bands will mock you and surround you and run you out of town if you request "La Cucaracha."

Those innocent looking elderly beggar women sitting on the sidewalks will trip you and pummel you with their stuffed dolls if you do not empty your pockets.

All menu items include tripe.

Every day is the running of the bulls and they don't announce which streets the bulls will be rampaging down that day.

If you get sick only shamans will be available, to heal you with cow dung.

The paintings in the stores were bought wholesale from the "Starving Artists" scam and were painted in Taiwan by assembly lines of lepers.

If you go into a church you will be forced to worship both the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Snake God, and being bitten by a rattlesnake is part of communion.

Neither your cell phones nor computers will work and your cries for help will never be heard.

Book early and often.

Carol Schmidt


esperanza

Mar 1, 2005, 8:10 AM

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<laughing herself silly>

Carol, this is GREAT! Can we use it for the Lake Chapala area as well? Pretty please?

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Carol Schmidt


Mar 1, 2005, 11:44 AM

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Sure. Please add:

Using the thermal pools makes you sterile.

If you don't immediately back up against a wall whenever you see Mexican kids approaching you will get graffiti on your backside.

Those aren't hummingbirds, they're mosquitos.

Carol Schmidt


esperanza

Mar 1, 2005, 12:23 PM

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I'm thinking 'impotent' might have more impact than 'sterile'. OTOH--well, never mind.

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