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Like (Happy) Tears… In Rain

 All those … moments will be lost in time, like tears…in rain. – Bladerunner (1982)

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The rain in México makes me… happy? Sometimes!

Recently I wrote about the Dog Days of Summer Solstice and the rains in Puerto Vallarta. No sooner had I published the post when the rainy season kicked in. It has rained every day, anywhere from 20 minutes to three hours, for the past week. From what I have experienced myself and read online, it will continue like this well into September. 

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De que tocan a llover, no hay más que abrir el paraguas – Mexican Refrane

If it starts raining, one has nothing left but to open up one´s umbrella (One has to take life as it comes)

Banderas News has a nice article on preparing your home for September’s rains, and one of my favorite sites, TripAdvisor (where I am a Senior Contributor) features a little rain chart within an article written for those wondering when it is best to visit.

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As mentioned in my earlier articles, I think any time is the best time to come to Puerto Vallarta, having visited  in both summer (hot, rainy and few touristas) and winter (balmy, breezy and double the price on hotels). Like any destination, it all depends on what you look for in a vacation (or in my case, a place to relocate).

 Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
– Langston Hughes

Two friends are visiting me soon, following an exciting weekend at AmeriVespa in San Diego, California.  Before I moved to México, I sold my 1964 Vespa VNB and my 1978 Vespa P200, but kept the many friends made through rallies, clubs and events: some of the best (and most fun) people I’ve ever known. 

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Into each life some rain must fall. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

I am thrilled about my friends coming for vacation, and hope they love Puerto Vallarta as much as I do. However I had to laugh when one of them recently sent me a message about the rains. 

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In perfect timing, I began recording the rains last week and made a video for my YouTube channel, noticing there are hundreds of similar videos from around the world (like First Rain in Bangkok 2013). 

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While my 2:00 minute clip may seem to be from a tour agency, it’s really a personal attempt to convey how I see Puerto Vallarta: safe, fun, worth celebrating… and wet, at least for the next few months.

Author: Kate Dana

Teacher, traveler and writer living on the Caribbean coast of South America.

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