Weather in Mexico

Rain rain go away. And it often does! But when it pours, get ready to either stay indoors or wear rain-appropriate gear because water can come at you from all sides.

September and October are reliably sunny. I enjoyed stepping out in the neighborhood for errands with just a polo shirt and chinos. For weeks! When it does rain, it can be a quick downpour. When it rains all day, that’s when it’s borderline depressing.

In November and December I am prepared with a light windbreaker that folds up and can be packed in my Fulbright-issued book bag. 🙂 It beats having to carry around an umbrella. Again, when it rains all day, then it’s no fun.

The temps in the morning have been a constant 55 degrees F. (13 C.), which is great since it’s fresh, but not too cold (for me) to have a run at the Alberca Olimpica two blocks away. By mid afternoon, the mercury rises about 15 degrees F. (21 C.), so it’s all good!


Telecommunication Nightmare

Should you get a phone? No, just get a plan! I have Verizon in New York. I don’t know all the details, but I heard of a new Verizon plan where users are billed US$2/day for air time among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Since I’m here for only 4 months, I haven’t looked into it much, but I did have to make unexpected long-distance calls that jacked my bill up about $30, so I would opt for a plan that is right for you. DON’T make the mistake I of trying to switch your SIM card on your phone for a local number. It is a headache and a waste of time. Keep your phone and get a plan.

Free calls and texting with apps like WhatsApp and Skype. Did I mention they are free and the calls are free, as long as you have wi-fi.