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Senor Basil, San Miguel de Allende
Submitted: Jul 06, '09
Great Travel Moment
The farmer sat each afternoon on a step across from the inn we were staying at, selling his huge, fragrant bunches of basil. Each day I bought one, cramming the bunches into a water glass. Why? I just liked him. On the third day, I asked to take his picture and he smiled, saying, "Mucho gusto." San Miguel de Allende is a colorful, vibrant colonial Mexican town where history abounds. A great art and craft scene, restaurants, gorgeous architecture, and also, a very hip alternative, healing vibe. It is surrounded by ranches and hot springs. I loved the sense of the old and the new, face to face.