Posted on Apr 28, 2013 in Why Winter in Mexico?, Wintering in Mexico

Why Winter in Mexico?

Why Winter in Mexico?

 

First, it offers great “winter’ weather:  dry days in the 75-85 degree  range.  Benito Juarez Park, pictured to the left, overflows with flowers on Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day) which is celebrated on February 2.  In the northeastern US, we are watching the groundhog and speculating about snow storms at this time of year.  The dry, warm climate encourages outdoor activity:  walking, shopping at outdoor markets, celebrating at outdoor festivals, and dining at outdoor cafes.  Not surprisingly, the heart of San Miguel de Allende, one of Mary’s winter “homes,” is the Jardin Principal in the center of the city.  Mary says, “everything happens in the park!”  Family and friends gather, musicians and dancers perform,  festivals and parades unfurl.

 

The experience of daily life in new, vibrant surroundings is another major plus. Each region offers distinctive terrain, vegetation, architecture, arts and customs.  Moreover, living in a neighborhood for two months at a time provides numerous opportunities to interact with friendly, local residents.  Familiar activities like taking a bus, getting a haircut or shopping for vegetables can become, with a cheerful attitude, small adventures in communication.

Mary and Daniel at outdoor restaurant

Mary and Daniel at outdoor restaurant

 

Abundant educational possibilities will appeal to the curious (and budget-minded) traveler. Spanish language classes are readily available as are opportunities to practice new skills with daily interactions. One can also find lectures on history, culture, literature and the environment as well as art and photography classes. Depending on location, these informative programs may be offered in English as well as Spanish.

 

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Jardin Principal in San Miguel de Allende

 

 

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