In Latin America, Mardi Gras is known as Carnaval, and here in Morelia the annual Carnaval Festival is called “Torito de Petate” – the festival of the “little bull made of woven reeds.” The operative word here is Torito
Stop numero dos on our tour of the Central Highlands of Mexico is Morelia. This large city and capital of the state of Michoacán, is 120 miles southwest of San Miguel de Allende.
Carnival season is in full swing around the world, and last year we were in New Orleans as neighborhoods donned their finery for full-on Mardi Gras. Fleurs-de-lis and feathered masks of purple, green, and gold were hung from the leaded glass doorways of the grandest mansions to the humble cypress doors of the tiniest shotguns. …
Bringing you smiles and adios from San Miguel de Allende. Next stop Morelia! Happy weekend everyone! * * * Take me riding in the car, car; Take me riding in in the car, car; Take you riding in the car, car; I’ll take you riding in my car… Climb, climb, rattle on the front seat; …
With happy hour drinks in hand, and surrounded by deep magenta bougainvillea in our apartment courtyard, Terri and I had a conversation about colorful cities. We paged back through our travels, and decided that San Miguel is the most colorful city we’ve ever visited.
These two pots are precisely what I envision when I think of Mexican pottery. They’re bright, colorful, and make a perfect accent.
Want to bring a sparkle to someone’s eyes? Just mention the word “weekend.” It works in any language. Saturday is for errands and shopping, and Sunday is for church, family, friends, and relaxation.
Narrow cobblestone streets in shallow canyons of colorful Colonial buildings, unique architecture, and a heartbeat thumping with Miguelenos and expats – San Miguel de Allende is everything we expected and more. We only arrived yesterday and are already smitten.