Visiting San Miguel de Allende for 4 days was nothing less than special.
But, what made it special?
It was the amazing locals that made me fall in love with San Miguel de Allende.
So, I want to share amazing stories from 5 interesting locals in San Miguel de Allende.
1. Margarita: The Hardworking Artist
Margarita is a short woman with glasses who paints beautiful patterns on clothing and sells them for a company called Sindashi. However, don’t be fooled by her height. She blossoms with life and happiness.
The best part?
She never fails to make each one of her customers feel at home. When she approaches you, it’s like a gust of kindness just passed through you.
Margarita took me to the Caballeros (men’s) section and picked out a few shirts for me to try on. We exchanged jokes, and she treated me to one of her funny stories.
When you visit Sindashi in San Miguel de Allende, make sure to look for Margarita because she will immediately put a smile on your face.
2. Front Desk Worker: The Coolest Guy at the Rosewood Hotel
After checking into the Hotel Rosewood in San Miguel de Allende, the guy working at the front desk was going to sit with us and do the scheduled introduction to the Rosewood hotel, but we had to leave to attend a food tasting tour around San Miguel de Allende.
As we departed, he made one of the most truthful comments any person can make about San Miguel de Allende.
The churros in San Miguel de Allende are THE best!
(FYI: I was on a quest to reach my exclusive destination called San Agustin Churros y Chocolate, which serve tasty churros. I know you will fall in love! Because trust me, I fell in love.)
Oh, how my new friend was right! They are the best! Like OOOOOHHHHMYYYYYY!!! I can’t get over them. LOL
I told him that I would come back with churros for him since I could feel and see the love for churros he had as well! He probably thought I was joking, but little did he know… 😉
After the tour, we headed back to the hotel and I saw him sitting at the front desk. I immediately ran over and handed him a bag of churros, and his reaction was priceless. Happiness and laughter filled the atmosphere.
It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, and I don’t regret it.
3. Jacuzzi Connection: Personal Couchsurfing
Continuing on with the Hotel Rosewood theme, I made a very special encounter with a couple from Mexico City. Even though they are from Mexico City, they deserve to be one of the 5 amazing people in San Miguel de Allende simply because I met them there.
Anyways, I wanted to get in the jacuzzi, and while I was in there I decided to start up a conversation with the couple across from me.
They told me they were from Mexico City visiting the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende for vacation. The architecture and night life of the city is what lured them to this city.
I can see why.
Their energy and attitude were positive and upbeat. I even suggested that they take shots and party the night away!
As we continued to talk about how gorgeous San Miguel de Allende is and learned more about each other, the conversation took a turn.
They offered me to stay in their house when I visit Mexico City, and they would be more than happy to invite me in their home! They even wanted to take shots with me when I turn 18! LOL.
But in all honesty, what were the chances that I would be making such amazing friends in a location that isn’t my home city?
That’s why I love traveling.
4. Accidental Encounter: The Stroll that Shared Happiness
This encounter was unexpected. But, it was unexpected in a good way.
Her name is Catalina. She is a sweet old lady who showed me genuine kindness. In all honesty, I’m glad my dad grabbed his phone and recorded this moment because it was truly special to me.
Here’s the deal:
Even though it wasn’t planned, even though I had no intentions of approaching her, I’m glad that fate brought us together.
She thought I was someone else. She was meeting up with someone and it just so happened that I looked like the person she was looking for.
But, I took advantage of the opportunity to talk to her. I started talking to her about how I love San Miguel de Allende. I told her how friendly the people are here, and how every street amazes me with its antique beauty.
The best part?
She was more than happy to know that I love her city.
While the clip above only covered a short portion of our interaction, I hope you can see the kindness and happiness that was exchanged.
5. Vendor: Laughs and Photos
While there was no meaningful backstory to this photo, this guy was one of the coolest vendors I’ve ever come across with.
You may be wondering, “A vendor? Where are all his items he wants to sell?” Well, we will get back to that later. 😉
My dad, a photographer, wanted to snap a photo of one of my family members holding the big stick full of toys, but I wanted him to snap a photo of me too. Cause you know, #formyblog. LOL
So, here is the photo!
It’s funny because I could see the vendor giggling while we all take photos with it.
BONUS: Leveling with Same Aged Locals
I decided to talk to this teenager who was 19 years old because I wanted to know what the local teens do on their free time in San Miguel de Allende.
We both shared the love for soccer, and he even gave me directions to a nearby park that was holding a festival. We joked around, and it was a fun experience overall.
It’s okay to surround yourself with the same age group that you are in. After all, the similar you are the most you will have in common when it comes to other things!
Sharing my stories about these 5 interesting people was one of the coolest things I’ve featured on my blog. I love to share with you guys my firsthand experiences so that you can learn how easy it is to make friends and how fun it can be.
My 4 day trip to San Miguel de Allende wasn’t based around the tourst attractions anymore, but rather finding locals that I can approach and make friends with.
I was able to do so. Thank you guys. For the friendship, fun, and happiness!
Do you guys have an experience in San Miguel de Allende that’s interesting? Then, leave a comment and tell me your story!