In the land of machismo, San Miguel de Allende bursts with feminine energy


By Anne Bokma for The Spec

I’ve never seen so many older North American women in one place before. At age 60, I feel positively youthful in San Miguel de Allende, a city of about 70,000 people high in the mountains of central Mexico that’s considered the most charming in the entire country.

And the most feminine. Senior expat women are drawn here by some sort of magnetic pull it seems. Maybe it has something to do with the legend that the city is built on a vast magical bed of quartz crystals.

The place is rooted in machismo history, from the early Spanish matadors to the American ex-servicemen who came here on the G.I. Bill after the Second World War to writers such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg who traveled here in the ’60s looking for a new way of life.

Today it bursts with feminine energy.

They call San Miguel the city of fallen women.

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