Calle San Martin, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!

Hotel Real de Minas San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
April 22, 2019
San Miguel de Allende
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April 26, 2019
San Miguel de Allende

Calle San Martin

Hola amigos! As my stay in Mexico comes near to an end, I depart on May 1, I thought I would “show and tell” about the street that I have lived on since January 2019. As I believe I have told you before, I live on Calle San Martin in the neighborhood of San Miguel de Allende called San Antonio. I live right at the end of Calle San Martin and I have told you in an earlier post that I live right on the corner with Calle del Tesoro. Since most places of interest to me begin along Tesoro, I hadn’t even gone up San Martin but the opportunity to look at an apartment for rent for next year on Calle San Juan took me from my end to the other end of San Martin at the intersection with Calle San Juan.

Now from one end to the other of San Martin is about 500 meters but along the way are some interesting sites. The two most interesting sites were actually two young children, a young girl with a school bag on her way to school and a young boy with a soccer ball. You will see these two young people in my photos but what was of interest was that there were no parents around; in fact, there were no adults around at all, except me! I would bet that if these children were in the USA they would either be in a car driven by one of their parents or would be accompanied by or supervised by parents.

I emphasize these children because the first question I am asked when I tell someone in the USA that I am living in Mexico for an extended period is: “is it safe?” The answer, at least around where I live, is a resounding yes and these young children, out alone in their neighborhoods

reminds me a lot of my own childhood where our parents never supervised us to or from school or when we were out playing.

I was recently talking here in Mexico with a gentleman from Fullerton, California who had recently made a trip back home and remarked to me how “sterile and antiseptic” he found Orange County, California and you know what, I have to agree with him. Perhaps the relative chaos of Mexico frightens some people from the USA but to me, that is one of the great charms of Mexico and I believe that my short residence street of Calle San Martin exemplifies that aspect of Mexican culture.

As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed my walk up and down Calle San Martin where some gems were hidden right under my nose! With my trip continuing up Calle San Juan the total one-way distance was about 750 meters or 1500 meters round trip. It was the start of a day walking almost 3 miles and up 9 flights and over 8000 steps so this old 80-year-old still has some oomph left!

Dr. Ron
Dr. Ron
I am a 77 year old neurosurgeon who has had the "travel bug" for the past 36 years and who has been interested in photography as long as I can remember. My site is intended to convey the excitement that I feel when I travel, to my viewers in words and pictures. I also hope to provide my viewers with my recommendations for places to visit, places to stay, where to eat and generally my recommendations "if you go!"

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