Things have been "rocking" right along for the last couple of months!
Between the weather with cooler temperatures and LOTS of rain, that has been a topic of discussion!
Questions like, "Now how much rain have we had?
Just as we were all about to get back "into life" with vaccinations and still wearing masks, the next wave of covid has begun in San Miguel during the last few weeks. The Delta variant is much stronger and since people under thirty have not been completely vaccinated as yet, everyone I know is being very careful. Below is a photo taken in Chamula, Chiapas of women getting the vaccination. Those wooly skirts are their traditional dress.
In fact yesterday some friends from Houston were in town and we ventured out to lunch on a patio near where I live. Everyone on the patio was masked until their food arrived. Upon entry to the property, one's temperature is checked, hand sanitizer is squirted into your hand and last but not least, one must walk across a sanitized mat to proceed. Unfortunately the number of cases are rapidly rising not only in Mexico but in San Miguel as well.
My friends primary observation was that so many people everywhere in San Miguel and in Guanajuato City are all wearing masks. They said that is not the case in Houston sadly.
The last bit of news that I want to share with you is the new Azula Mall coming to San Miguel in the next year. It is very large with a Walmart, Coppel, restaurants all kinds of stores and a hotel, Ibis! The hotel is one that was not on my list in the last blog post. In addition there will be a movie theater. So many things for so many people!
Below are all the photos provided by the development company from Queretaro. It will be on the libramento on the outskirts of town, nowhere near Centro.
The last photo gives you the exact location of the mall. In addition, a City Market high-end grocery store is opening in the next few weeks. It is owned by the same company that owns La Comer. In fact, they are only a few blocks from each other. City Market is similar to Central Market in the USA. It remains to be seen if this is a smart move or not. Restaurant chains have been doing this for eons. Putting many of their concepts in close proximity after they had completed their research and development. It has always been successful for the restaurant chains.........we'll see about grocery chains!
A few miles away from this center, heading toward Delores Hidalgo, a new center will be across from the Ventana Golf Club and development. It is reported there will be either 65 or 85 stores! I can't remember for sure. Anything over twenty staggers my imagination!
It appears that the sleepy little village that I moved to many, many years ago has definitely been discovered by developers and builders.