Hola, this is my courtyard in the Central Highlands of Mexico. My home is in the semi ghost town of Minerale de Pozos in the State of Guanajuato. I ended up here 5 years ago as a result of my inability to handle one more minute of the Bush Administration. Originally I fell in love with San Miguel de Allende, which lies about 45 minutes from Pozos. Unfortunately, it seemed everyone else was in love with it also. Feeling a bit hemmed in by too many people and just as many automobiles, buses and trucks; I decided to investigate what I had heard was a ghost town in the higher ground overlooking the valley that sweeps down and then up again to become San Miguel. I had heard about Pozos from the wonderful book on this area of Mexico written by Tony Cohen called On Mexican Time. I call it a semi ghost town because although there are ghosts in and about the enchanted adobe ruins of this town and time that stuggles to be remembered; there are at present 7000 flesh and blood residents and of those perhaps 15 full time expats like myself and then maybe 30 more part timers who come and go through out the year.
It is my intention with this blog to write about what life is like here as I understand it and to hopefully be one more voice that encourages anyone who can escape the talking heads and scare tactics media, that Mexico is full of wonders and enchantment and unless you are dealing drugs or fond of the border towns, It is as safe as anywhere in the world (if safe is a meaningful word for you). This is a test run for blogging for me and so ends my first post.
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