Here are my students blogging on Thursday of last week, in the outside hall because the internet connection is better than inside. The walls of the school building are big and old and thick. That´s (from the left) Abish, my daughter Sean, Farid and Ana around the corner.You can check out their postings about their trip to Six Flags and about what they'll do for vacation at http://www.siglo21mirror.blogspot.com/
News of border violence has really affected our peaceful little town. I have a tourist-based business - Jasmine Spa - and our revenues are way down. I think lots of people in the States think, "Mexico" and just shudder. But the cartels are not active and not fighting in the central states for the most part. The trouble is happening about 800 miles away. Plus they just caught one of the baddies.
Think of it like this: Would you say, Whoa, they´re rioting in Watts. Let´s cancel our trip to Chicago! In other words, come visit San Miguel de Allende! It´s beautiful and magical and the weather is perfect!