Apr 14, 2009, 12:41 PM
Post #15 of 16
What the hull do you expect when you go to the newest "steak house"?
Ya want noise level? You should try living near a gen-u-ine Eventos palace when it really gets going during a Tapatio party.
Sense of humor? They have a warehouse at the border where expats park it. They pay by the size. For some, it's almost free.
Thank you Gringal:
It´s good to be back here for the summer and we really look forward to those tremendous thunderstorms they have around here. They also get copious rains in San Cristóbal but we live in a higly urbanized setting there where the streets typically flood and sidewalks are slick and dangerous so summer at the lake is much more pleasant in our view.
Interestingly. while we all cherish the rains and lake replenishment of summer here at Lake Chapala, in mountainous Chiapas and the adjacent flat coastal plain of Tabasco on the Gulf, the rains, while certainly needed and a blessing, bring flooding in the plains and mudslides in the hills that can be devastating. Such beautiful natural phenomena as the wonderful rivers down there (the Grijalva and Unamacinta Rivers and the splendid crystal clear cascades at Agua Azul among many others come to mind) become turbid and flood prone during the winter rainy season covering vast areas that are lush and dry during the dry season. And to make matters even worse, in the Jovel Valley in which San Cristóbal is located at 7,000 feet, the rains can be damp and chilly and therefore can make life less pleasant.
By the way, even though we do not live next to a loud evento as do you in Ajijic, we do live next to a midwifery operation catering to indigenous villagers living near San Cristóbal and it is a tradition down there that when an indigenous woman from those parts has a baby, she is serenaded by street bands throughout the early morning hours according to what time the baby comes out but that´s OK. The music is more a harmonious and beautiful traditional Mexican/Spanish style than one typically hears around here and most pleasant to listen to at 3:00AM.
Incidentally, I hope you got a good deal on that beautiful house next to the evento. I don´t know what it´s like here but in Chiapas the mere thought of asking folks to cut out the music never occurs to anyone.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Apr 14, 2009, 12:47 PM)