May 9, 2003, 11:45 PM
Post #5 of 8
I don't know Casitas de las Flores so can't answer there, though the whole town feels safe walking even at night to me. (I'm not talking about dark deserted streets mind you, but the main streets.) It's far safer than almost anything in Los Angeles for sure!
The weather seems to be messed up in much of the world, and San Miguel has had an exceptionally hot April and May (usually the hot season, but this is ridiculous--it's been up to 100 several days!). Lots of us are looking forward to rainy season, which actually is supposed to be June-October, but I think nothing can be counted on anymore.
It did rain most days last June-October, often for about an hour in the afternoon, only rarely for more than a day straight, and often there were a couple days respite from the rain. The weather is cooler, usually not over 80 (but again, I don't think you can count on averages from the past). The humidity is of course somewhat higher during rainy season, and there are some fantastic lightning storms--we lost our electricity a couple of times for a couple of hours.
But overall the rainy season felt absolutely lovely to me last year, and the bright sun breaking through the rain and raindrops sparkling off the renewed flowers more than compensates for the minor inconvenience of the rains. Carry an umbrella always, just as you should carry a broad-brimmed hat on sunny days and bring a jacket for evenings especially during the winter.
Overall this weather is the most perfect of anyplace I've lived, probaby most comparable to LA without the crime, traffic, density and prices.