Dec 16, 2004, 7:33 PM
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>1. exchange rate. what is it now >
Re: [chapman1019] possiblly moving to san miguel
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>and is travellers checsk accepted >
>or if there commission, etc. when I arrive at the airport where is best to go for changing money just my atm my bank is hsbc.>
Read other threads--ATM is the usual way to get money.
>2. weather now. >
Today the paper says it was 72 day, 37 night, the chilliest it's been so far this winter.
>i read somewhere to have a n electric blanket at night. i am most likely staying at the qunita loretta, do you think i should bring relatively fall type clothes/night garments or just summer close will suffice at night.>
Bring short sleeves for the warmest days, layers as the day cools, a warm jacket for night. If you don't have an electric blanket, and they are bulky to pack, esp. for a short time, the hotel will have a lot of blankets. Bring socks, slippers, and warm PJs and/or robe for night. Mexican houses tend not to have heating, and their thick walls hold in cold.
>4, when is the walking tour. which i would like to take asap to give me an orientation of housing/neighborhoods and costs and should/can i make reservatip\ns. I live in new york city so some of my questions may seem paranoid but i am so use to everything being sold out,. i arrive monday dec 20th.>
Several walking tours each week, get Atencion when you arrive and pick one. They won't be sold out.
>5. real estate agents and buying in san miguel. i read the story about the experienced ?san miguelder? and her bad experience buying a condo. Does anyone know about or heard about Villas de San Miguel which is in phasse 1 of being built, it is suppose to be a 25 minuite walk from centro. This would be too far for me on a daily basis but if it is really a reputable firm and good condos i would very much like to know.>
Tons of real estate agents in SMA, you'll trip over them. Don't buy right away, better to get a feel of where you really want to live and if you really want to move here. It's not for everyone. Get a feel for Villas de San Miguel yourself when you arrive--one person's meat...
>6. besides Atencion which i will try to get on monday 12/2o is there another site that lists what is happening in san miguel those 10 ten days. which i assume is a lot because of christmas/new years eve >
There are several free publications with calendar listings you'll find in most gringo-oriented shops. Not everything is listed in any of them, esp. Mexican events--stopping by the Jardin every night just to check what's happening is a good idea, checking posters around town is another. I'll add some websites later if I think of any.
>P.S. 7. Ok one more, are there alot of internet cafes , what is relative cost or is library best. do i need some kind of id for library.>
Tons of internet cafes, from around $2 US an hour Centro to $1 US an hour farther out. If you've got a laptop that can use WiFi (I may have the initials wrong but if you have this you know it and know the right initials) you can use it free in the Biblioteca courtyard. You just walk into the Biblioteca to get to the courtyard. If you want to take out books you can get a temporary card, something like putting down a $10 US deposit.