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Fiestas de San Andres in Ajijic, Lake Chapala

Today marks the onset of the Fiestas de San Andres in downtown Ajijic.  These fiestas last for 9 days but the rumor mill says they are trying to extend them to 15 days.

The Fiestas de San Andres have lots going on every night.  There are wonderful food stands and taco restaurants in the square of Ajijic across from Bancomer.

There is music and dancing and castillos (firework towers) every night.  There are rides for the little kids and games for all ages.  All manner of booths selling sundry items pop up.

It is a great place to people watch and have a great time getting familiar with the Mexican culture.

Beer gardens are open and the traditional drink of ron con pompope ( rum with Mexican Eggnog) is a very lovely, warming drink that is also available as is Canela.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to manoeuv