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Is there really a magnet in SMA?

November 25, 2011 - Mexico

I do not really know, but I hear about it all the time. In fact, just this morning at my yoga class I met a couple from Sweden who got here 4 days ago and they already talk about staying.

Sounds familiar, I was quite happy to realise that we are normal……or maybe we are all nuts?

So what is it? What makes all these people want to stay?

Lets start simple….it is the weather. It is absolutely gorgeus here every single day! It has been almost a month and the sun was behind clouds for maybe 2 hours total. Pretty good I think compared to most places in the world. We all know how sun makes us feel and it is scientificly proven to almost eliminate depression:-)

Maybe it is the affordability? The prices here are hard to beat for sure. I mean mostly you pay about a third for everything of what you would spend in USA, Canada or Europe. It is nice to know that your dollar goes much further here so even if you come here on vacation you simply can afford more.

„It is affordable to try out your dreams here” I heard not too long ago. The girl who said it was a graphic designer in NYC and her husband was getting a doctorate in Anthropology. Do you want to know what they do now? She is a co-owner of a children play place/center and her hubby is a DJ at a local hotel.

Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from a small parking on road 111. Parroquia (parish church) towers to the right over the city. In the distance, there is a golf course and new developments.
Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from a small parking on road 111. Parroquia (parish church) towers to the right over the city. In the distance, there is a golf course and new developments.21-Nov-2011 12:31, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 8.0, 135.0mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 200
Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from a small parking on road 111.
Panoramic view of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from a small parking on road 111.21-Nov-2011 12:35, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 8.0, 108.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
01-Nov-2011 13:03, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 5.6, 28.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 200
 
Decorations hanging from a balcony on one of the streets of San Miguel de ALlende, Mexico during teh Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations.
Decorations hanging from a balcony on one of the streets of San Miguel de ALlende, Mexico during teh Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebrations.30-Oct-2011 13:29, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 8.0, 108.0mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 800
30-Oct-2011 13:13, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 5.6, 28.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
30-Oct-2011 12:24, PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D , 6.7, 28.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200
 

Yeah, people redefine themselves here. To this moment I thought that we came here by an accident but now I really start to wonder. Since the purpose of that trip was not only „physical moving from one place to another”, but mainly an inside journey I feel like I am getting inspired.

Did I ever mention that I always swore I would never express my thoughts on a blog?!?!?

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