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Old 12-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #36
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Location: South America Riding
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San Miguel de Allende

Now for adventure…..we planned a route not on the map or the GPS. It was epic however. We had almost 200 km of twisty curved road.


Screen Shot 2012-10-14 at 9.35.30 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


plate by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

The first part was well travelled and we saw many guys on crotch rockets. It was like the dragon but ten times longer and there were the donkeys on the road for an added thrill. The second half was on a road not on the map and on which we did not even see another car during 100 km of curves. We were a tiny bit concerned at one point that the amount of rock fall on the right side of the road and absence of traffic might mean an impassible washout was up ahead, but no such obstacle was found.


river crossing by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Cactus by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


la canada by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


valley on the way by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


road thru the mountains by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

Arriving in San Miguel de Allende we met the steepest cobble stone street ever, thank goodness for the knobby tires. The B&B is off on a quiet side street with a lovely courtyard. It is just a 5 min walk to the central square and all the action. There is so much to explore here.


window pots by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


window pots 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


water spouts by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


tree in street by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Templo de San Francico by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Templo de San Francico 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

street by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

There a many beautiful churches and squares. We wondered the side streets to admire the beautiful doors and windows. There are lush courtyards behind many of the doorways.


Parraquia de San Miguel Arcangel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Parraquia de San Miguel Arcangel 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Parraquia de San Miguel Arcangel 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Parraquia de San Miguel Arcangel 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


Miguel Allende by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

We happened upon a techno band playing in the main square and there were several roaming bands of musicians.


IMG_1232 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

Things were really getting ready for the day of the the dead.


huge puppets by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


doors by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


day of dead by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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