Monthly Archives: May 2016

Mexico City: the best-of list

Friday, May 13, 2016 | Mexico City I’VE DONE MY  last bit of extended walking in this great city. I’ve bought what I needed to buy, plus a bit more. I’ve seen most of what I wanted to see and, … Continue reading

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Te lo regalo 

I THINK MY all-time favorite thing about Mexico are the words, “me regala su firma (or autógrafo, por favor.” They are uttered by restaurant servers and store clerks when they want you to sign a credit card receipt.  In Texas, … Continue reading

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To Roma and back

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | Mexico City I’M SITTING IN the spacious rooftop terrace of my hotel. I am the only one up here and I’m enjoying the solitude. I was going to say that I was enjoying the silence, but … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Queretaro: My ghost story

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Queretaro MY APOLOGIES TO those of you who assumed I was talking about ghosts I had seen when I posted the photos of my hotel, La Casa de la Marquesa. I did not. Thank God! … Continue reading

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The streets of Queretaro

Monday, May 9, 2016 | Queretaro I’M SITTING ON a private deck outside my room of the Casa de Marquesa Hotel in old Queretaro. It’s a huge deck and very private. I could walk around naked if I wanted to and … Continue reading

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The politician

Monday, May 9, 2016 | San Miguel de Allende ALL THINGS MUST end, and so it is with this pleasant, exciting stay in this beautiful home of beautiful friends in this beautiful city. In a couple of hours, I’ll get in … Continue reading

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Life in full stereophonic sound

Sunday, May 8, 2016 | San Miguel de Allende It’s half past 6 and, except for a trace of light behind the hills in the eastern sky, darkness still covers the valley where San Miguel sits. A nearby church’s bell … Continue reading

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