Guide for Rainy Days
By Jade Arroyo
People who live in San Miguel often have a fascination with the rain. In this land of dry desert weather, this vital fluid is received with great joy. However, it changes the plan for activities. And if you look intently when it rains, the city seems different. Here’s a little guide for enjoying a rainy day.
To address the gray morning with the best of spirits, try breakfast at the Café Santa Ana (Reloj 50). Ask for the special, which changes weekly. The coffee is very rich and attractively served. You can also order tea, fruit juices, and blended fruit drinks. Breakfast can be either a typical Mexican egg dish or chilaquiles or a health-friendly option like fruit salad or an omelet.
Once here, take the opportunity to tour the beautiful building that is the public library. It houses a large collection of books in many different categories, from quantum physics to German poetry; surely, you will find one to borrow (membership is easy). In addition, there are two colorful murals portraying pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures by artist David Leonardo.
A place where you can stay a long time admiring the delightful items there is the Museo La Esquina. This museum is enlightening yet informal: it exhibits toys. But they are not just any toys: They are Mexican, authentic, and ingenious toys. The museum is located on Nunez 40. Entry costs 30 pesos for adults and 20 for children.
Another interesting point is the Cultural Center El Nigromante, also known as Bellas Artes. In addition to viewing the art exhibits housed in its rooms, you can take refuge from the deluge at a movie every Friday at 5pm. Currently a Lars Von Trier cycle is on exhibit. Admission is free.