We arrived in San Miguel a day earlier than we’d planned. So we stayed the night at a place we’d booked because it was cheap and near our real hotel. It wasn’t great. So this morning, the first order of business was to check into the room we’d booked before leaving Montreal. We were nervous about it—the photos online hadn’t been very clear—but what a surprise: it’s one of the best rooms we’ve ever stayed in!
Check-in done, we started the day with an all-you-can-eat Mexican breakfast buffet. It was great!
Then we set off to the Biblioteca to get tickets for a tour of some historic private homes for Sunday. We hoped to sit in the library cafe & read for a bit but it was full.
So we walked to the nearby Fine Arts Institute situated in an old convent and sat by the fountain in its courtyard instead. It’s in an old convent and tall avocado trees were growing all around with ripe avocados on them!
We read for most of the morning and then stepped across the street to eat a late lunch.
After lunch we wandered around visiting parts of the city outside the center. We saw a public market & a park, then explored winding cobbled streets.
We even found a site with nesting birds: some kind of egret or crane or something. Then climbed the hill to a lookout to see over the city.
Dinner was corn on a stick from a stall in the main square.