May 14, 2005, 4:16 PM
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Re: [Bubba] What is "phony"?
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I just don't see how anyone can live in Houston and still retain even a modicum of self-respect.
How utterly silly.
Actually, aside from the abysmal summer weather, Houston is a wonderful place. It´s changed a lot in the past decade. It´s the fourth-biggest city in the United States, has first-rate art museums, restaurants, theaters, cultural activities of every stripe, and is a magnet to people from all over the world, which is what I like best about it.
It has neighborhoods in which you feel you´ve stepped directly into Mexico, or Vietnam, or China, etc.
It is so big and sprawling that you can find whatever you want there. You can be a cigar-chawing crooked businessman (or woman), an effete intellectual snob, an average Joe, a Klansman, a Communist, a New Ager, a yuppie, a cowboy, silly banker, gay, whatever. Houston welcomes them all.
There is an amazingly beautiful Hindu temple, a Buddhist monastery, and any other kind of religious outlet that draws your attention. And great gospel singing.
There are long streets to "nowhere," and grassy, tree-lined residential boulevards that don´t resemble the stereotypical Texas in the slightest. I could ramble on and on. The downtown skyline is stunning on clear nights.
Houston has it all. It´s great. (Except for those sweltering summers.)
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
The dark side of living in Mexico:
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
(This post was edited by palomares on May 14, 2005, 4:17 PM)