Just wanted to comment on our trip to San Miguel. Returned yesterday. This was our second trip but with a 6 year break. The reason the break was so long was due to the "fear" factor. I am glad we got over that because we had a great time. Before we left, all we heard was "is it safe?". All I can say is that it certainly appeared safe to us. Lots of happy people enjoying life, a festival, kids playing and going to school, active social scene.....not exactly the war zone that Americans envision. We walked everywhere, day and night. Also, drove to Guanajuato for the day and enjoyed that amazing city too. Just go!