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San Miguel de Allende | Mexico | 2013 | part 1

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of my Abaconian cousin I have been privileged enough to visit this stunning Mexican town for 3 years in a row, staying in one of the most beautiful homes that I can imagine. Nestled into the hillside overlooking SMA (San Miguel de Allende) with its towering Parroquia, and facing west for the most dramatic sunsets I have seen in years, my cousin’s home offers a rooftop terrace with jacuzzi providing the perfect setting for those Mexican margueritas.

Within the first few days of my arrival I managed to squeeze in some photography time – between the margueritas, the fiestas and the siestas! Here are a few photos to set the scene of this beautiful, historic colonial town:

Flying into Leon Airport – about 1 hour driving from San Miguel.

Guanajuato state (where San Miguel is located) from our puddle jumper out of Houston.

Panoramic from our rooftop terrace

a sunset storm from our rooftop

Gorgeous view of La Parroquia from our rooftop terrace

sunset from our terrace…

our crazy staircase to our rooftop terrace. can’t have too many margueritas when you need to climb back donw!

sunset through the cobblestone streets of San Miguel

The famous Parroquia – most photographed church in San Miguel de Allende and around which everything in SMA happens.

View from La Azotea….

View of Iglesia de la Concepcion from La Azotea Rooftop Bar/Restaurant, “the” place to mix and mingle….

Sunset view from La Azotea…

Menu at La Azotea – note the Taco Jicama – their most popular dish and so amazingly yummy. It’s a taco made from a thing, raw slice of jicama….

Jicama tacos at La Azotea, with Cheladas (beer in a salt rimmed glass with fresh lime squeezed on the bottom)

San Miguel’s cobblestone streets – hillside

The streets REALLY are cobblestone, all over town

view of SMA from Luna Rooftop at The Rosewood Hotel

Me!! At Luna Rooftop Bar, The Rosewood Hotel…

sunset view from Luna…

Sunset in the Jardin…

Calle Umaran – where the bars and restaurants are happening and open til the wee wee hours…

view from our patio….

My favourite Mexican purchase – authentic Mexican leather boots – perfect for a wedding photographer, right??

Stay tuned for more posts – Independence and Fiesta San Miguel photos, the doors of San Miguel, and food….

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