Sunday, April 13, 2008


I had someone write a comment on one of my entries that she was coming to San Miguel for an extended stay but was worried because of what she had read about crime along the border. Maybe she had also read the most recent US Government warning about traveling in Mexico. She wanted me to ease her mind about coming.

I really don't know what more to say. I write in the blog several times a week....usually about living here but sometimes about photography. I've written about the San Miguel Rapist. I've written about rock fights between young men and the police. I've written about ATM scams. But I've also written about going out to eat at night, about walking around the city, about friends, about an ordinary life except my ordinary life is in Mexico instead of in the USA.

San Miguel de Allende is a town. There is crime. But I've lived in Houston and there is crime. All I can say is read my blog, read Barbara's, Carol's and John's blogs. This is what our lives in San Miguel are like. I can't assure anyone that nothing will happen to them in San Miguel or even in Houston. Deciding to live in a foreign country is about being open for adventure. For me the opportunity for adventure would outweigh any concerns about crime. Of course, you are not going to find me out at midnight in a bar in Nuevo Laredo.


Babs said...

I left Romano's the other night after 10PM alone and walked down Hernandez Macias to Codo to my car and didn't see one other person! I'm ALWAYS alert, but NEVER afraid. Heck, I doubt that I would do that in Houston in a deserted area.........Actually I'm never afraid in Mexico and have traveled alone, driven alone all over this country for 40 years!

Cynthia said...

I always walk home at night in San Miguel. It seems taxis take longer to get to my house.

I do understand the concern though. It hit me a few months ago that while I feel safer in SMA than in Houston, I know so much more about Houston. (I know where not to go.)

pitchertaker said...

When did you quit hangin' in bars at mid-night in Nuevo Laredo? I'm go'na have to find another drinkin' buddy.....