|A Jaime Jimenez Lupercio painting I'm considering. So Mexican!|
|Entrance to El Jardin de Don Quijote B&B, |
and Don Quijote in the garden, below
I've stayed at some great hostels and B&B's in my travels, like the funky Lavender Circus in Budapest and Egyptian Nights in Cairo. But El Jardin de Don Quijote is one of the prettiest. It's the home of Maria and Javier Soccoro Barrera, with rooms built around the Spanish-style main house and the copiously flowering courtyard garden watched over by Don Quijote himself. It's $25 a night, including breakfast. It's a few blocks from the main street going into and out of town, Ancho de San Antonio, and near the famous Instituto, now an art and language school. It's a 10-minute walk to the central square, the Jardin, and in walking distance to shops and restaurants; tailors, shoe repair, watch repair and laundry; the wonderful Juarez Park and other little parks and green spaces; the Biblioteca and the Artisans' Mercado; several small hotels like Posada de Aldea, where you can have a fantastic Sunday brunch, and a new luxurious hotel, the Rosewood (overly sumptuous and expensive, for the very wealthy, mostly Mexicans, I'm told).
|My rooms at B&B & SMA scenes. A David Leonardo at Hecho en Mexico right.|
|David Leonardo at Hecho en Mexico|
So I'm back in San Miguel, in a lovely B&B, in a Mexican frame of mind. And I've seen another painting that I think would look great in my living room. It's by Jaime Jimenez Lupercio (first photo above), a highly acclaimed artists from Mexico City, a new artist for me but not for afficianados and collectors around the world. I've said no more art. I've got enough. My walls are full. But can I resist this piece?
So, when I'm in my San Miguel B&B I feel at home, and when I'm at home in Sylvania, well, I feel like I'm in San Miguel. Mi Casa es tu Casa es Case de San Miguel es mi casa.