Monthly Archives: October 2012

Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards: San Miguel de Allende

25 October 2012

Mexico’s colonial town and expat paradise San Miguel de Allende was recently named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 10 Cities in the World – as chosen by its readers.  San Miguel topped the list along with Florence, Italy, Bangkok, Thailand and Vancouver, Canada.

See the full list at

Michael Nyman Relocates to Mexico City from London, Feels Safer

3 October 2012

The Telegraph reports that Michael Nyman, the 68-year-old composer of the film The Piano’s award winning score has relocated from his north London residence to Mexico City, where he feels safer.  Says Nyman:

“I feel absolutely no threat or fear in Mexico City. I know there is a huge amount of drug violence in Mexico itself but at the moment it is not in the City.”

Nyman bought a terraced property in the La Roma district of Mexico City in 2008, calling the city a “visual paradise” where he can’t stop taking pictures.

La Roma is one of several parts of Mexico City that has enjoyed a revival in recent years.  La Roma itself features Mexico’s famous colonial architecture and a popular arts scene.

Read the full article here.