Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim would have something to say about that.
Randall Twede wrote:im going there for next winter . . . .
Campbell Ritchie wrote:Somebody else will; maybe Tim H will let you know what I mean.
The song is about the differences between PR and NYC. If all the gangsters went to NYC, that would leave Randall's situation quite OK.
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . Nah. Went over my head, too. . . . gang warfare in NYC.
That sounds dreadful. Did they catch fire?
. . . Dripped gasoline on the engine.
This site tells you all the gory details about distance from the nearest solar filling station. The distances vary. If you are in the States, you will be delighted to see th Sun moves to its farthest on 4th July
Solar is a lot quieter and you're never more than 93 million miles from a reliable fuel source.
But the daily afternoon rains take about 15 minutes to get the water 3″ deep on the streets. My daughter and I got caught in such a downpour at Colchester once (and that's by no means tropical). No rain when we passed Sheepen Rd, tipping it down by North Station Rd, and 3 inches of water on the streets by Harwich Rd. You tend to notice it if you're on a bicycle. By the time we got to the Wivenhoe turn (=Colchester Rd Wivenhoe), there was not a drop of water to be seen and not a cloud in the sky.
And if you're not used to the tropics, the main difference between the daily afternoon rains and a hurricane is that hurricanes last for hours. . . .
Depending on where you live, the legend is actually inaccurate. Acording to Wikipedia, our average rainfall is <1″ (about 20mm) more than that well‑known near desert city, Jerusalem.
Tim Holloway wrote:. . . the rains in Blighty . . . are legendary . . .