Moon San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and the Bajío
By Julie Doherty Meade
First Edition, September 2011
Professional writer and longtime Mexico resident Julie Doherty offers up the inside scoop on the Bajío, from where to sip a margarita in San Miguel to how to best explore Guanajuato on foot. Doherty also provides original trip itinerary ideas, including The Best of the Bajío, Art Lover’s Tour, and Desert Chill. Complete with tips on the best museums, historic sights, shopping, and food in the region, Moon San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato & the Bajío gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto, and the Bajio
Enjoy the very best of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto, and the Bajio with these itineraries:
- The Best of the Bajio
- Sandstone Heaven: Architecture in the Bajio
- Picture-Perfect San Miquel
- The Highland Palate
- Art Lover’s Tour
- Spirit of San Miguel
Explore what San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto, and the Bajio has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- San Miguel de Allende and Vicinity
- Guanajuanto and Vicinity
- The Bajio including Queretaro City, Tequisquiapan, Wine and Cheese Route, San Sebastian Bernal, Dolores Hidalgo, Mineral de Pozos, Leon
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook
Julie Doherty Meade was born in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Marin County, and spent her childhood hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling throughout the Golden State. After graduating from Stanford University, she took her first trip to Mexico, where she was immediately drawn to the country’s warm people and fascinating culture. The following year, Julie returned to Mexico and decided to extend her stay indefinitely.
For almost ten years, Julie lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico, perfecting her Spanish and learning to distinguish between the flavors of different chili peppers. She saw Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos speak to a crowd in San Cristóbal de las Casas, scaled pyramids in the southern state of Oaxaca, and taught English to five-year-olds in Mexico City before she settled down in San Miguel de Allende. During her years in San Miguel, Julie became intimately acquainted with the region’s multicultural community, lively local art scene, and vivid history. In the meantime, she supported her nomadic lifestyle by working as a freelance writer, translator, artist, and graphic designer for various companies in Mexico and the United States.
Julie lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Arturo, and her transplanted chihuahua, Tequila. She spends a good deal of her free time trying to replicate traditional Mexican recipes in her tiny urban kitchen.
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