It is so hard to believe that so many days have passed since my last post. When I initially set up this blog it was my plan to post almost every day but how does that saying go? “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Or something like that! Needless to say, my remaining days in San Miguel just continued to get better.
One of the most memorable activities was a cooking class with Kris Rudolph. Kris is the director of Delicious Expeditions and also the owner of El Buen Cafe in San Miguel. She taught us how to make an array of regional specialties, which included guacamole, chile rellenos, chicken with mole sauce, cactus salad, and tres leches cake. After we created these dishes we were able to sit down and enjoy them all. Kris was so generous with her knowledge and also shared little tidbits of history. I was very excited to discover that she also leads culinary expeditions to various countries including South Africa, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. I’m already strategizing as to how I can participate in one of these trips.
Later that evening I went with some new friends to a salsa club and then karaoke. I wouldn’t be suprised if my companions and I drank all of the tequila in San Miguel– such a night it was. I was able to spend a night in the villa where the workshop took place, and didn’t resist the opportunity to photograph it the next morning.
Soon enough the time came to say goodbye to this magical town and hello to my new destination, Guanajuato. But I know that I will be back as I made so many new friends and I feel that I was only able to scratch the surface of the various neighborhoods and activities that it has to offer. Hasta luego, San Miguel!