In January and early February, I spent four weeks in Mexico, enjoying the rich culture—especially of indigenous peoples—delicious cuisine, excellent weather, fine art and beautiful people. San Miguel de Allende, my first destination, is a small city in the central part of the country in the high desert that has become a year-round destination for ex-pat North Americans. The hot chocolate and churros at Cafe San Agustin are amazing!
Puerto Vallarta is a resort destination on the Pacific ocean, known for its art scene, excellent international restaurants and summer climate during our winter. In January, it becomes a Canadian and American playground with an active nightlife and wide choice of things to do.
Both cities have Rotary clubs—Puerto Vallarta has four! In PV, I met several Rotarians, one who owned a restaurant where he placed a Rotary donation box (see photo)! In Mexico, students must pay for public high school and the main Rotary club raises money to help students who cannot afford it.