The union of a travel book and journey into the self. The vibrancy of that union is on every page…a true story and an artfully told one.”
– The New York Times Book Review
There are only two ways to get to San Miguel. One is to drive north from Mexico City. The other is to drive south from Laredo. There is also a train but I only saw it once in the time I lived there, and it was two hours late. The road north from Mexico City is unremarkable — a superhighway to Loredo, lined with Pemex stations, auto parts shops, tire retailers. It is also lined with many foreign factories, such as John Deere Tractors, Singer, Volkswagen, Pepsi, companies that find prices right and labor cheap south of the border.