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Desfile de los Locos

Posted 1 day ago in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel hosts a hugely fun annual parade called Desfile de los Locos, where everyone dresses up as a crazy person (usually in a hand-made costume and often featuring a papier-maché head) and parades down the street hurling candies at the audience.

The air is full of children screaming ¡DULCES! and up-turned umbrellas positioned to catch the sweets, then there's a mad scramble to pick them up before everyone else.

Glo made us all up as skeletons from Coco, with Clementine as Dante the dog.

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San Miguel de Allende

Posted about 1 month ago in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

After the hustle and bustle of Mexico City, we headed a few hours away to San Miguel de Allende, which is a 500-year-old town filled with cobbled streets, 2-storey houses and beautiful churches.

We enrolled the girls into another school, and Nelly even got her first school uniform! Life has settled into a simple routine now with school in the mornings, siestas in the afternoons and visits to the town square most evenings (along with the rest of the town) once the heat dies down.

The only annoyance is the Mexicans' love of fiestas and fireworks - the novelty definitely wears off at 6am on a Sunday!

Mexico City

Posted about 2 months ago in Ciudad de México, Mexico

After 6 months on the road our journey finally took us around the world to Mexico City. Immediately we could feel the difference compared to Spain, with a more vibrant street culture and roadside food vendors on many corners. You must try the fried grasshoppers if you get the chance...

We were staying in the La Condesa region and were pleasantly surprised at how green and leafy the area is, with lots of parks, trees and walkways - it's like a little oasis in the middle of the sprawling and crazy city.

One afternoon we were caught in the middle of a ginormous storm, with lightning, thunder and hail for about 30 minutes. Afterwards the entire city was covered in millions of tiny hailstones, which was pretty cool.

Overall, Mexico City was a lot of fun and hopefully we'll return later during our time in Mexico.

Madrid

Posted about 2 months ago in Madrid, Spain

Madrid has been a great city to explore. It's very lively and modern, and we've loved all the green spaces; Madrid Rio, Casa de Campo and El Parque de Buen Retiro being firm favourites.

We got to hang out with our old friends Irena and Matti (who are travelling around Spain in a cool converted van), and caught up with new friends Enrique & Judith (who we met a few months ago in Sevilla), who were very patient while we practised our Spanish. ¡Muchas gracias amigos!

Glo's mum flew out for a few days and our friend Sam also joined us for a long weekend - 3 weeks in the capital de España went by quickly.