It is where I learned to speak Spanish in my youth. My mother was an artist and every waking moment that I wasn't in school in Arizona, we were here!
She painted and I studied Spanish at the Instituto Allende. We lived among the locals and submerged ourselves in the culture. I have seen the town grow. Progress changes everything yet San Miguel and its people have managed to preserve the essence of this treasure of a town.
I have yet to meet a single person who once they have visited, hasn't returned.
let me show you some of the not so well known places that still exist as they did 45 years ago, a different side of San Miguel. It's hidden treasures if you will.
Thank You for taking the time to read this and regardless of where your travels take you, Happy Trails To You
A Recent Review of this guide
What a wonderful walking tour we had with BETTY. She knows the city so well. Betty took us to local markets and explained the different produce that we might not be familiar with and took us to the beautiful communities that are all around San Miguel. Betty knows so much about the history of the area and I felt that I had a good grasp of the area that my daughter, son and I visited. She also gave us great recommendations of vegan restaurants. Who would know that - Betty did ! She is a GREAT guide
Certification from University of Arizona's Summer Institute for Court Interpreting under the instruction of Dr. Rosanne Gonzalez 1992
Certification from Alameda Counties legal language Access Program 2001
Certified TESL/TEFL/ESL Oxford Seminars 2013
I am not a licensed historical guide but am happy to direct you to one for a historical tour of the many wonderful monuments San Miguel has to offer.