Our Thoughts on San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

We visited San Miguel de Allende for the first time almost five years ago. We found it to be a beautiful city in the heart of Mexico. It was garnering more and more attention with Martha Stewart writing about it a few years earlier and Conde Naste naming it best city in the world. We decided to make up our own mind and spend seven weeks here over the holidays to get to know the city a little better. So what did we think?

2018... So What Now?

We have looked at various cities for a year-long stay, so we could get to know them better. Spain and Mexico are still the countries at the top of our list for that kind of experience. But after staying in one place for 5 months last year we came to the realization that no matter how much we liked that place, and we really did love Valencia, we are not ready to sit still yet. We miss the excitement and challenge of moving around from place to place. 

Merida, Mexico - From HGTV to Reality

Like many people who are prone to sitting in their PJs on a Sunday morning sucked into endless episodes of HGTV shows, we first heard about the Mexican city of Merida on an episode of HouseHunters International. The beautiful colonial homes coupled with tropical warmth and Mexican hospitality seem like an irresistible combination.  We vowed to go check it out to discover if it was somewhere we wanted to spend more time.

A Day Trip to Gandia

There are lots of day trips that you can take without a car from Valencia. The public transport in Spain is efficient and convenient. We are a short walk from the main train station in Valencia and decided to take a quick ride down the coast to check out the town of Gandia.