WOW! I arrived here in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico a week ago. It has been amazing. I’m here for 2.5 months renting a place to live, work and show in colonia San Antonio.
To begin with I flew from Phoenix to Hermosillo, Mexico. The airport in Hermosillo is small, no jet ways, 6 gates. Customs went quickly there and thus when I caught my connecting flight into Mexico City I was a domestic passenger, I picked up my luggage, got my ticket for a cab to the Terminal Central del Norte where I caught a bus to San Miguel de Allende.
The colors and textures begin. Cab ride from Benito Juárez International Airport to Terminal Central del Norte.
I had to begin to use my rudimentary Spanish in earnest. All singe and directions, Spanish only. Security is serious here too. Before boarding the bus passengers are put through screening much like boarding an airplane. The bus ride from Mexico City to SMA is four hours. There are many bus lines servicing the Mexican public. For a ride this long you don’t want to scrimp, it is only a few pesos more after all, take Primera Plus bus line and do yourself the favor. Foot rests with seats that recline to nearly horizontal, adjustable head rest, movie, head phones, WiFi, outlet to plug in electronics, restrooms and your fare includes beverage and snack.
This was the most comfortable bus ride ever.
A few pics along the way, I slept a lot actually it was nice. But fortunately I was awake when we came over the mountain and saw San Miguel de Allende for the first time.
I did a lot of research on getting here and received advice from the person I’m subletting from here in SMA. It was a breeze. Once you have your luggage and have cleared customs go directly to the taxi ticket window. There you will pay your fare get a ticket and proceed to the curb, where a taxi manager will assist you with your cab. This is strictly regulated making it very safe. It is not recommended you grab any cab outside the terminal unless you really know what you are doing.
More from SMA to come!