You all probably know by now that we love pretty much everything about food. Shopping for it, preparing it, and of course, eating it is one of our go-to pastimes.
So, when our friend Donald, who lives with his wife Kate and adopted pup Pee Wee here in San Miguel de Allende, invited us to join him for a tour of the Tuesday Market, we jumped at it.
This is one of those markets where you can buy everything from used shoes to delicious Oaxaca cheese.
But, this market is not for everyone. Picture six tents, each the size of an American football field, and stuffed with people, tables, and everything imaginable. Kate, Donald’s wife, does not do the crowds so she wasn’t with us.
As much as we love food, we could have spent the day just people watching. These are the happiest, most generous people we have ever been around. Yet, by U.S. standards of living they have a whole lot less to be happy about than we do. On the other hand, their commitment to family, fun, and food puts a huge smile on their faces everyday.
We were wondering if we would like San Miguel de Allende as much now as we did four years ago.
This is especially curious for John. As interesting and beautiful as San Miguel is, it is still in Mexico, a poor country with few modern conveniences, bad roads, homes with little or no heat, and internet that is less than totally fast and reliable. And, here is John, a guy whose professional speaker friends used to joke that he wore “starched white shirts with cufflinks to bed”.
Even he has difficulty pinpointing exactly what it is about this place that he loves so much. Whatever it is, Bev and I are both smitten by this magical spot and are determined to spend more time here.
Nos vemos en el camino,
Bev & John
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