I love being here in san miguel. It really feels like my second home. I am staying at my friends house in the middle of town and they have a nice roof that i can sunbathe on, a lovely garden/patio where we drink wine, play Uno, have coffee in the morning and watching the fireworks at night. It is really warm during the days and chilly at night time. Perfect combo.
My friends Kajsa and Anders have just opened a new restaurant with great live music. It´s called Mi casa. They have the restaurant Tapas from before and soon they will have their third restaurant Los Meatballs. Yay for them.
All the houses are are very beautiful here.
Always a fiesta.
View from hotel Rosewood one of the fanciest hotels here.
On my roof watching the military parade. What a great spot to be at. Front row.
They even had chefs and waiters walking in it :).
With my buddies Elvis and Sigge at Kajsa and Anders house after a two hour walk.
And i am back at a new silver school and I was so happy to meet my favourite stone cutter guy Juan again and getting some new great stones.
India took me to Ballet class. That was a fun experience and I will go back next week. I felt like an elephant but the day after I was sore all over soooo.. its a great workout.
So we went on a three hour drive to a small town called san Juan de los lagos . This week pilgrims from all over walk for ten days or more to get to a special church.
When we drove we passed thousands of people walking on the road with too much clothes on in the heat. They even sold horrible crocs everywhere on the street for everybody who got blisters on their feet. Nice People were giving away bottles of water and fruit on the way. I felt like a cheater riding in a nice car with food and air con. They are heroes those Pilgrims.
This is the special church.
People were sleeping everywhere. No wonder.
So people leave things on this wall to pray for someone or say thank you. People even left their bikes there they biked on for days to get there. It was amazing to look at.
It was thousands of people in the church so we hid in the corner.
And then of course I met some puppies. A san miguel holiday is not complete without that. So this is Cinnamon, Buster, Wilbur, Latte, Panda and Ginger. Six pitbull puppies that my new friend Poppy is looking after until they find a home. Someone just left them in a bag outside the rescue center. How can they? I don't understand :(
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