|San Miguel de Allende, Mexico|
|A typical street in this UNESCO World Heritage City.|
Yes, hummingbirds fighting it out at the feeder is about as menacing as it gets!
There is, of course, crime in Mexico just as there is in any other part of the world today, but the American press exaggerates the danger, as does the US State Department with travel warnings. The comment I heard twenty years ago from expats about feeling safer in Mexico than they did in their hometowns was true then, and it is still true today.
|Many fountains highlight the city streets.|
|The organic market is held every Saturday.|
That is why I hope you will not listen to the scaremongers, but will instead judge Mexico for yourself. This series of blog posts about San Miguel de Allende will introduce you to a magical city which will, with luck, whet your enthusiasm for more exploration of the country itself.
Please don't be afraid of Mexico. Visit her in friendship and embrace all the culture, art, and history she would like to share with you. You will both be richer for the experience.