Saturday, September 7, 2013

Qué Es un Bed and Breakfast?

Si quieres saber de qué se tratan los Bed and Breakfasts, mira este video de Eddy Warman.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Antigua Capilla B&B on the Trip Advisor 2013 List of Top 25 B&Bs in Mexico...Again!


So today we receive a package in the mail, and it's this nifty metal plaque from last year's Top 25 Bed and Breakfasts in Mexico list.  We'll be putting it up on our Hall of Fame wall in the office!

Just the other day, the 2013 awards were announced, and we were selected as the 12th pick overall for the travelers' choice top 25 Bed and Breakfasts in Mexico.  Check the list out here!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Walking Route to the Jardín

If you're wondering just how far we are to the town square and the main church, the "Jardín" and "Parroquia", as they are locally called, here's a map with walking directions from Antigua Capilla B&B to the corner of the Jardín.

This route can take under 10 minutes if you're from New York City or our home town of San Francisco, but beware of a phenomenon known as "Mexican time".  You will slow down to absorb the surroundings, chat with complete strangers, people watch, eat something from a food stand, walk through an open gate just to see what's on the other side, step into a church or 10 to marvel at the baroque architecture, and on and on.  If you are afflicted, you might not make it to the Jardín until...mañana!   

A great alternative to walking are the very inexpensive, safe and plentiful taxis.  Flag one down anywhere in San Miguel or call them to pick you up at the B&B, and you’ll be taken to your destination in no time.  Click here for "official" taxi rates.


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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quality Street Food in San Miguel de Allende

Jennifer Posner and Gaby Green with their Hierbabuena Cocina Food Truck

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, eating street food is our favorite pastime. Needless to say, we were very excited to hear that San Miguel de Allende got its very first food truck late last year.

Vietnamese Sandwich Mmm Mmm Mmm!

Our friends Gaby Green and Jennifer Posner purchased a Bimbo bread truck early last year and took it to the US to be transformed into a world-class food truck worthy of any street in New York City or San Francisco. The result is a black beauty they call "Hierbabuena Cocina" from where Gaby and Jennifer serve up delicious international dishes like Chicken shwarmas, Vietnamese sandwiches, and of course Mexican tacos all served on paper-lined basket plates.

Cochinita Pibil Tacos Mmmmmmmm!

We were finally able to sneak away from the Bed and Breakfast one afternoon last week and tracked Hierbabuena Cocina down on the corner of Sterling Dickinson and Potrero. We are very happy to report that what we ate was pure street food deliciousity!

Chicken Shwarma Mmmmm!

Visit http://hierbabuenacocina.com/ to check out their changing menu and locations.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cañada de la Virgen Video

Here's a short video of our recent visit to Cañada de la Virgen, our newest attraction. It's a 20 mile trip from San Miguel de Allende, and it is well worth a visit.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Archeological site of Cañada de la Virgen

We recently visited the newly opened archeological site of Cañada de la Virgen located approximately 20 miles from San Miguel de Allende. We spent the morning exploring the ruins with Albert Coffee, an archeologist and tour guide that has been directly involved with the excavation of the site for several years.

If you choose to visit the park, you must know that you will need to park at the entrance and take a shuttle with a guide to a spot located about 1km from the ruins. From there, you will walk the rest of the way.

Here are some pictures that we took of the site.









Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our Hummingbird Friends Stop by for a Drink

It has been a few months since we filled our courtyard with hummingbird feeders. Now our hummingbird friends are constantly here feasting from the endless supply of "comida casera para colibris" also known as simple syrup. Check out these photos taken by our recent guest, Bob Lickiss.