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  2. solajijic

    kitchen torch for creme brulee

    I was missing a broiler on my oven when we first moved here. Husband went out to the bodega and came back with the blow torch. Perfect.
  3. pappysmarket

    FYI: FREE Roku Channel WITHOUT Roku

    xumo is not where you will find "traditional" tv content in any great amount but as long as you don't mind endless commercials you may find something to help you fall asleep.
  4. solajijic

    Grito date - Sept 15 or 16

    Thanks so it is Saturday the 15th and after all these years we have never seen it in Ajijic. We have seen it in Chapala which is marvelous. So reservations at the new restaurant on Colon and a Grito on the corner. Sounds good. Thanks much.
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  6. solajijic

    Best Way to find Rentals

    It sounds as though this fellow is a tad misinformed about the area. Just so he knows there are no apartment complexes here with rental offices on site. There are no condo groups with rental offices. There are a couple dozen rental agencies and a dozen or so private managers and then the word-of-mouth and friend-to-friend market is very active here. People look for months for a place not only here in person but they follow a dozen internet sites and facebook pages for leads to housing. Pets are becoming a problem when renting in a reduced availability market. At you $1500 price point the furnishing will be nice and a dog or two is unlikely welcome. There are just too many people who don't have dogs who also have money that many landlords say no to pets. I do not know anyone who rents their investment or personal homes to dog owners. If the places are are unfurnished then cats are okay but not likely for dogs. On your first trip for 3 days do not bother going to LCS. It is a garden, pretty but you don't need it your first day. For half a day hire someone to drive you around to establish some frame of reference. Have a real paper map that you can mark on and a notebook. For your driver get a guy in his 40s not one of these 25 year old girls who haven't a clue what you are needing to know and might want to see so they just wander drive. For another half day hire a different person to show you Chapala in a walking tour. And then do the same for Ajijic and Jocotepec, each a half day. There you are done. Good luck.
  7. liquipure

    Grito date - Sept 15 or 16

    usually globos are the same weekend as the rebosas parade in the plaza and the horse mass followed by the rodeo. It makes a very nice weekend for Mexican based family fun.
  8. RickS

    KingKnish

    Depends on who your cellular provider is in the US. Many of them have 'relationships' with TelCel here in Mexico. T-Mobile and AT&T are two that do and if so it will just switch over to TelCel 'automatically'... no sim card change required. Otherwise just go to any storefront for Telcel and get one installed for a pittance. .... and, yes, there are pharmacias in town.... maybe 75 of them. 🤣
  9. Mrs. Rupert

    Cardiologist

    Do not go to Dr. Flores. Please PM me about his services. We have found that Dr. Briseño has been a wonderful cardiologist, and does much of the testing at Quality Care in Ajijic. Very satisfied with him- caring and competent.
  10. CHILLIN

    Cardiologist

    I recently saw Dr. Briseno for a surgery pre-op report. He has a helper now, a very competent woman cardiologist, who handles most everything and then confers with Dr. Briseno. That should speed things up around there.
  11. hilobarbie

    Mexican Citizenship test

    Thanks for the input
  12. Mainecoons

    KingKnish

    RV does have a valid point. 3-5 days is awfully short for finding something and handling details, particularly given how tight the rental market is now. OP you should give this at least a week.
  13. Ferret

    KingKnish

    Here are the other two... all on page one of the Ajijic/Chapala/Guadalajara section.
  14. Curmudgeon

    Cardiologist

    I sent you a PM
  15. Ferret

    Looking for an electric range

    And the "instant on and instant off" also cuts down on excessive lingering heat.
  16. Another one! https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/watch-free-tv-online-right-now-with-xumo.tv/
  17. cstone

    Best Way to find Rentals

    I have had positive personal experiences with Mirna at Ajijic Rentals. They are in the same office as Continental Realty, on Colon, the main drag . They have an online inventory and Mirna is very helpful. Her English is very good, just in case your Spanish isn't.
  18. HarryB

    Garden clippings in Chapala

    Have you considered spreading the clippings on flower beds at home as mulch??
  19. HarryB

    Cardiologist

    The stent surgery was fine. Dr. Breseno showed Chris the before and after videos and since I was headed for intensive care she could not stay. She had come in the ambulance and Dr. Briseno called a cab for her to get her home! I think the hospital was Santa Maria Chapalita ? It was just done over and looked very nice. HOWEVER the ICU was a joke. The nurses spent most of their time flirting with any male worker that came through the door. They were MAJOR unattentive.
  20. Metuchenmama

    KingKnish

    The first posting here is the only one I have seen.
  21. RVGRINGO

    KingKnish

    The OP has posted on several sites, more than once, and has specified 3.5 days.
  22. Metuchenmama

    KingKnish

    I agree Ferret but where does it say three days? I have read the posting by the OP three times and don't see it.
  23. RVGRINGO

    KingKnish

    Mañana, mama......mañana.....quisas...... Gracias, Zena.....entiendes bien. ♥️
  24. Xena

    KingKnish

    RV may have had tongue in cheek but he makes a valid point. Mexican culture and view of time has not changed in the years he has been gone. Time in Mexico still runs on a different clock and sometimes a different calendar as noted. He was not saying there is nothing to do here. He was saying you can not work your way through a To Do list like you can NOB.
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