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  1. Does anyone know where you can get bagels around here?

    Those are NYC-style bagels made in Toronto. Montreal bagels are different and aren't usually available outside Montreal. I know people who love Montreal bagels to the point that they travel annually from Austin, Texas to Montreal to bring a supply home. The friend I mention in my post about NYC vs Montreal bagels lives in Toronto and goes to Montreal when she can to buy Montreal bagels. NYC-style bagels are available in a lot of places--even here in Mexico City and of course in Toronto. Montreal bagels aren't.
  2. Toilet paper flushing

    I've put used toilet paper in the basket next to the toilet for the last 36 years that I've lived in Mexico, in my own homes and in everyone else's homes and in any public restroom I've used. I've never experienced a stink in a private home. Once in a while if a business isn't taking care of cleanliness there's a smell in a ladies' bathroom. I usually go tell an employee s/he needs to take care of the receptacle. I also have a few friends who still have only outdoor toilets. You can definitely throw the used TP in those.
  3. Does anyone know where you can get bagels around here?

    There are actually two kinds of boiled and baked bagels: NYC bagels--which those are, in the photo I posted upthread--and Montreal bagels, which are thinner rounds of dough with bigger holes. I'm a NYC bagel person, and my best friend is a Montreal bagel person. You can imagine the battles. Bagel wars!
  4. Does anyone know where you can get bagels around here?

    If anyone is coming to Mexico City, let me know and I'll put you in touch with a friend who has started a bagel business here. His bagels are perfect New York bagels, boiled then baked, chewy and delicious.
  5. Toilet paper flushing

    It's the same everywhere I've ever been in Mexico, and I've been to 28 states plus the Distrito Federal, where I live. Private homes, restaurants, you name it: it's not just Lakeside, and it's not just rural areas. SOME of the really fancy hotels in Mexico City let you flush the paper, but even most hotels have a sign on the wall of the bathroom in your room: Please put toilet paper and used feminine hygiene products in the basket, not in the toilet.
  6. Store handling discontinued tiles?

    This place in Guadalajara carries not only new old floor tile, but also spare pieces for your bathroom--when you drop something on your toilet tank top, this is the place to look for a replacement of JUST the tank top, not the whole toilet. Or when you grab the tile toilet paper holder installed in the wall to get yourself up off the toilet--and the holder snaps in half. Ahem. Don't ask me how I know this. At any rate, I've found just what I've needed here: http://piezassueltas.com.mx/
  7. Toilet paper flushing

    I've been here so long and go to the USA so seldom that it's hard for me to adjust to flushing paper when I'm there. I'm always looking around for the basket and then--oh yeah, it's different there. Weird.
  8. Uber drivers can cancel your ride

    Open the Uber app on your phone. Next to the space where you type your destination, there's a drawing of a car and a clock. Click on that to program your trip for the time and place you want to be picked up, as well as your destination.
  9. Tony's "Campestre" Now Open

    Remember the Golden Girls episode about and with Marlo Thomas?
  10. Drivers compensated for pothole damage

    Any time you are driving on the cuota (toll road), you are given a receipt when you pay your toll. Don't just crumple it up and put it in with your car trash. That receipt is an insurance policy that covers damage to your vehicle caused by the condition of the road. Several years ago, I was driving from Morelia, Michoacán to Guadalajara and hit a pothole; the edge of the pothole ripped the sidewall of my driver's side front tire, one of those run-while-flat tires. I stopped at the next toll booth (Ocotlán, Jalisco) and told the attendant what had happened. She called the adjustor, who arrived within minutes and shook his head over the deplorable condition of the autopista (big highway). He called the Ocotlán repair shop affiliated with the highway insurance. The repair shop sent a flatbed truck, loaded my car onto it, and took the car, my passenger, and me to the repair shop and subsequently took me and my passenger to the Ocotlán bus station and they (not we) paid for our bus tickets home. Due to the type of tire and the time of year (it was the week before Christmas), it took about two weeks to find and replace the tire. The repair shop called to say it was ready, we bought a one-way ETN ticket to Guadalajara (the nearest ETN stop), and persuaded the bus driver to let us off at the Ocotlán toll booth. I called the repair shop, they came immediately to pick us up, took us to the shop, we inspected the car and the new tire, and we were on our way in just a few minutes. The total cost was over 6000 pesos. We paid only the cost of the bus ticket to retrieve the car in Ocotlán. Hang onto your toll receipts!
  11. Tony's "Campestre" Now Open

    Why does Tony (or someone) call this restaurant "Campeche"? Does the restaurant serve food from that southeastern Mexican state?
  12. Morelia restaurant recommendations?

    I always saw it at the Tianguis del Sol, at the corner of Tepeyac and Copérnico, Colonia Chapalita in Guadalajara, open Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Could that be it? And psst, it's chorizo...
  13. Morelia restaurant recommendations?

    I will definitely look for it the next time I go to Morelia! Thanks for the name and address, Tiny.
  14. Morelia restaurant recommendations?

    This sounds really interesting. Chorizo verde normally is made with different cuts of pork, spinach, pumpkin seeds, and other ingredients--but no fruit--and comes from Toluca, capital of the State of México. I'd love to hear more about a version with fruit, and from where.
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