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Brian

Dec 24, 2005, 6:12 AM

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San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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All things change..nothing stays the same including this message forum. For whatever reasons, it is obvious that the Bajio Forum does not attract as many messages about this Mexican city as in years past. I doubt that this is because of a lack of interest and suggest that anyone with SMA specific questions or remarks also look to Yahoo groups as a venue. Currently, there is a very active message board entitled "civilsma3" which has a membership of 165 posters the majority of whom are residents. I'm not suggesting that people abandon the Bajio Forum but only that they be aware that the information they seek can also be found on the Yahoo list for which there is no subscription fee. To signup, send an email to:

civilsma3-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

saludos
Brian



caldwelld


Dec 24, 2005, 7:55 AM

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Re: [Brian] San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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And we were trying to keep that to oursleves!!!
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Chumley

Dec 25, 2005, 7:47 AM

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Re: [Brian] San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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There is also www.vivasma.com as an open forum. Just register and San Miguel information is for the asking. As for this forum, it is just as well that interest in San Miguel by OP's apparently has waned since the conversion to the wider area of the Bajio. Nice to have our city back to ourselves. In any case, to one and all, best wishes for the holidays.


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Miguel Palomares


Dec 26, 2005, 5:45 AM

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Re: [Brian] San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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Thanks for the info, Brian. I am going to sneak in there and be naughty . . . sometimes. Naughty and nice. It is the season.

Yes, the SMA postings here have dwindled. They are pouting. With time, it will pass.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/


jennifer rose

Dec 26, 2005, 5:17 PM

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Other Bajio listserves?

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MoreliaConnect (which includes Patzcuaro, too) has been around since 2000. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MoreliaConnect/ It does not compete with MexicoConnect's fora, instead focusing upon issues of interest only to the local community, e.g. finding a dentist or auto mechanic ot veterinarian, the appearance of chunky peanut butter at a local grocery, and other strictly local news.

Do Guanajuato and Queretaro have similar mailing lists?


Chumley

Dec 28, 2005, 5:06 AM

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Re: [Miguel Palomares] San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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No, Miguel, we were just out star sighting. Yesterday, for instance, seen in El Pegaso restaurant for lunch, was Aaron Perez, heartthrob of thousands of young Mexicanas for his roles in telenovelas on Televisa. By the way, he is the grandson of the Underwoods, orginal owners of the restaurant. Then, later in the evening, Indian Jones and Allie McBeal, better known as Harrison Ford and Philisa Flockhart, were seen on motorcycle on Calle Hernandez Macias stopping to check out Azafran for a meal later in the evening. The city shines this holiday season for many reasons.


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Miguel Palomares


Dec 28, 2005, 6:12 AM

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Sounds good to me. Sometimes I wish I lived there.

Gabby Hayes once was spotted in Patzcuaro. Been a while.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/


Gringal

Dec 28, 2005, 8:05 AM

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Re: [Miguel Palomares] San Miguel de Allende..missing in action

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As you can see from Chumley's report, we're not "missing in action", we're in the middle of it! If you're a people-watcher, you can't beat SMA. All you need is a cuppa, a warm spot among the "mummias" on the Jardin bench and the eyes to see. Sorry to say I haven't spotted any movie stars yet, but the regular folks are entertainment enough.


jennifer rose

Dec 28, 2005, 9:13 AM

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Here's Why

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San Miguel de Allende and Mexico are losing one of their identifying symbols! The Parroquia church has been identified as an important Mexican symbol, along with the Virgin of Guadalupe and the pyramids of Teotihuacán. In a recent survey, second generation Mexicans living in the USA feel these images of represent to them their homeland.

Now a Chicago fast-food king Jesús Cab. Villaricarobado, originally from Comonfort (just South of SMA on the road to Celaya) has announced the purchase of the façade for his ambitious project "Mexico Mall." On December 13, approval for the sale was concluded between Villaricarobado and Guanajuato bishops, Archbishops and government officials. The façade includes the central bell tower and the front atrium. It is to be dismantled by international specialists in a period of three weeks, beginning February 2. Government and Tourism officials were unavailable for comment. The remaining structure here in SMA will need a new front, and submissions for a more modern alternative are being evaluated. The Chicago mall is planned to be the largest shopping mall in the world and will include the Parroquia façade as part of a church to be built on the mall premises.



Miguel Palomares


Dec 28, 2005, 9:26 AM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Here's Why

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You are making this up, right?

(moments later): Ah, yes, I need to put this tom-fool day on my Yahoo calendar.

Mind what happened to Orson Wells.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

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Gringal

Dec 28, 2005, 9:29 AM

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Re: [Miguel Palomares] Here's Why

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"April Fool" in December.


Miguel Palomares


Dec 28, 2005, 9:57 AM

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Re: [Gringal] Here's Why

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Does this mean that what Chumley wrote about Indian(a) Jones and Ally McBeal was false? They were not really biking through San Miguel? Was that just another sick joke played on us provincial types out here in the sticks where the only way to rub shoulders with the Rich and Famous is to turn on the telly?

I fear so.

If it is not so, tell Indiana that she is way too young for him. And too skinny. He should feed her some Velveeta.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
_______________________________________

The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

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Gringal

Dec 28, 2005, 10:59 AM

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Beats me whether Chumley had a real star-spotting. The rich and famous do come here. Who else can pay a $400US per night tab at a fancy B & B ?

Now, who's this talking about guys taking up with a young one? Hmph.


jennifer rose

Dec 28, 2005, 12:08 PM

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Winter Tourism up in Michoacan

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Does anyone have similar figures for Guanajuato and Queretaro?

BTW, we get famous people here in Morelia, too. Movie stars have been known to sneak in during Muertos, but we just don't get our knickers in a twist over them. I have it on good authority that the governor of a neighboring state and his family frequently visit Patzcuaro, making it no big deal.







REPUNTÓ ESTA SEMANA LA

AFLUENCIA DE VACACIONISTAS



La afluencia de visitantes en la presente temporada vacacional de invierno observa al momento un repunte con respecto al mismo periodo del año anterior, según revelaron los primeros resultados estadísticos correspondientes al Perfil de las Vacaciones de Invierno.

En ese sentido, la información obtenida a través de las encuestas aplicadas tanto al público visitante como a los hoteles del estado, mostraron que la costa michoacana se consolida en lo que va de la presente temporada vacacional como uno de los destinos favoritos para los viajeros de invierno, al registrar la más alta ocupación del estado, por encima de la capital michoacana.

Con un 90% de ocupación hotelera le sigue la región central del estado, con cabecera en la ciudad de Morelia, en tanto que Pátzcuaro observa un 85% de ocupación y Uruapan el 70%.

En el caso de Morelia cabe destacar que el reporte de ocupación es ligeramente superior a la misma temporada del año anterior, aun cuando durante 2005 se crearon varios pequeños hoteles.

Cabe destacar que con base en la información aportada por el sector hotelero, se prevé un incremento en el hospedaje en las diversas regiones michoacanas para la siguiente semana.

Por otro lado, la aplicación de encuestas al visitante y a los hoteleros continuará en la siguiente semana, de tal forma que en la primera quincena de enero la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado y el sector hotelero del estado podrán aportar las cifras anualizadas del sector turístico 2004.


tonyburton / Moderator


Dec 28, 2005, 12:15 PM

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Re: [jennifer rose] Winter Tourism up in Michoacan

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Sectur publishes occupancy rates weekly - the latest figures on their site are for Dec 12-18, but an update for Dec 19-25 should be there any day now: http://datatur.sectur.gob.mx/jsp/tabsa.jsp


jacpowell

Dec 28, 2005, 3:48 PM

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Re: [Gringal] Here's Why

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Having watched civilsma3 a few days, I think maybe they're right to split off -- The information there is very, very local. Spare gardeners to share. Looking for a yoga class. Trouble with parcel services. Etc. I do hope those folks will still participate in the general discussions on MexicoConnect, because it seems to me like they have a different perspective than many of the rest of us. However, Jennifer has probably ruined any hope of their returning because she made a joke about La Parroquia!


Gringal

Dec 28, 2005, 4:15 PM

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Re: [jacpowell] Here's Why

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I will quote the printable parts of Bette Midler's opinion of people who would hold it against Jennifer for cracking one that included the Parrochia:
"....'em if they can't take a joke." I concur.


jennifer rose

Dec 28, 2005, 6:25 PM

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Dia de los Inocentes

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I've made the same joke several years running. Actually, I stole it from the editor of San Miguel's La Atencion.

What is surprising is the reaction. In years past, San Miguelenses, and I'm not naming names, took it seriously. Some wrote blaming the Catholic Church, wanting to organize a committee and marches to prevent this desecration of history, and others suggested in earnest that Sr. Cab. Villaricarobado consult a firm specializing in reproductions, giving me the firm's contact information.

For those who aren't clued in, today is Mexico's version of April Fool's Day. All of the media gets into the act, and everyone and everyplace are fair game.

Seehttp://mexconnected.com/perl/foros/gforum.cgi?post=80813;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_expanded;;page=unread#unread

So far, no one's complained.


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Chumley

Dec 29, 2005, 5:33 AM

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Re: [Miguel Palomares] Here's Why

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No, Miguel, I was not making a joke. I observe neither the U.S. or Mexican version of April fools day. What I reported about star sightings was in fact the truth. And, by the way, regarding that old story about the Parroquia, there is a Important Notice printed in each issue of Atencion that states: No article, notice, exclusive advertisement nor any other portion of Atencion San Miguel may be reproduced--either in print or electronically--without written permission of the Editor-in-Chief" Well, I guess that would even include this notice, but then I'm not a lawyer. And we don't get all in a dither here, Jenny, about the many important, prominent, famous people who either live here or past through. It is a part of San Miguel that we all treasure, knowing that this little town in the middle of B.F. Mexico is worth it.


(This post was edited by Chumley on Dec 29, 2005, 6:17 AM)


RonMader


Jan 1, 2006, 11:14 PM

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This is very helpful. Thanks!
 
 
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