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  1. Thank you for location of office in GDL. Last week I spoke to the woman at the ticket counter at Chapala bus station asking about the discount rate. It seems that she said that the new discount was only 5 pesos for "directo." Currently it is 55 pesos one way to GDL, and in the past, folks told me INAPAM got you the ticket half price. I does seem something changed, and I will ask again there since I may not have heard the Spanish with 100% comprehension. I MIGHT try DIF in Chapala before venturing to the city, but if i get the run around, I'm not going to play the game. GDL has better reputation for actually giving you the card from what I hear.
  2. I do not have TELMEX as there are "not enough lines to serve my neighborhood". There were supposed to be more come this January. And I was supposed to be on some fictitious mysterious list waiting for a line. So when I read this, I as so glad that I really don't have them in my life.
  3. Thanks arroyos, that is what I'd been hearing. I work in GDL and have lived there in the past so should be able to find that office. I would love to know where it is located in GDL. Thank you, Sonia. I will check to see if I have one in the system, and if not, I'll go to INM. I appreciate all the help given. Still hope someone knows the address where you get the cards in GDL. A friend of mine, rest his soul, got his there in GDL, and he just handed a little mordida to get it right away. if that what it takes, that's what I'd do since I wouldn't want to be going to GDL during the week more than once for that. Location of INAPAM office in GDL anyone?
  4. gee thanks, rv. hope life is tucson is good. I don't see anything labeled CURP on the card, only NUE and No. on back of card, but I'll go ask the nice people at INM tomorrow
  5. I realize the CURP and INAPAM are two different things. I will check at INM about the CURP. I was told in the phone call to LCS tyhat they sell the forms there. She stated it at least three times, but I didn't inquire to how much since i see no need to buy a form. Many people said in the past on old threads, that they at DIF were turning people away since they didn't have the materials to make the cards. I am wondering if this is still how it is.and if so, where is the place to go to accomplish this in GDL. Thanks. I know what it is FOR, looking for process and people's experiences with that in Chapala vs GDL.
  6. I read an old thread, and then called LCS to check if anything was scheduled to apply for INAPAM. They said they "sell" the applications but other than that, nothing is scheduled. I plan to go to DIF in Chapala. From reading past threads, it seemed there was controversy on the CURP necessity. I just received my RT-with permission to work. Does that give you a CURP? Need to know how to get one, and what else it might be good for. Thanks in advance for input. I go to the city to work, and the savings on Chapala Plus buses would help.
  7. Speeding and drunk driving controls

    I don't think it is a bad thing to have DUI checkpoints. I'm not a big drinker, but I do feel it is imperative to take it all seriously. Walk to a nearby restaurant if you can, or take a cab would be solutions I would use. I am seriously concerned about being on the carretera and encountering an impaired driver. The roads are like a three ring circus without adding alcohol. It seems very much on overkill that ya can't have just 1, but since that's the way it is now, I clearly won't be having that occasional "one". In the last month I had my car impounded twice. One was sketchy and controversial, the other clearly my fault due to parking in a restricted zone in pouring rain in the dark. Point is, when you are dealing with authorities, they own you. This is what I experienced. It is no joke. I played the game well enough thanks to my functional Spanish. I pity those who don't have the language. When you have the language you get more respect, IMO. So my comment for the lady who talked her way out of jail with her language skills is "good job, mujer!" I would have done the same. I have worked in prisons in my career as a counselor. One thing I must say is that while no hotel, in the USA you do have sanitation, toilet paper, and food and water. Absense of this is a health disaster waiting to happen and IMO is barbaric and inhumane. Regardless of the crime. And here, you really have no rights. You are at their mercy. So because I like it here, I play a tighter game and lay much lower overall.
  8. Daily blockade at the airport??

    I was there at the ADUANA-SAT filing car papers last Friday and really worried it would be a fiasco with blockades. Nothing. This was between 1 and 3pm.
  9. Sunday tlaquepaque stores

    I used to live in Tlaquepaque, and once I wrote a little essay about how one could not find an excellent cup of coffee around there early on Sunday morning. Things don't get rolling until say 9, maybe 10.
  10. Fast/ Mexican Food

    Computer Guy. I agree with you 100%. Alot of gringos that live down here are looking for "Little America". They could care less about blending with the culture in a culinary sense, or any other sense that makes sense. So they are looking for fast food as we knew it in the Excited States. You also have to realize that some gringos without Spanish would do a circus act to not have to talk to a Mexican.They don't want to go to San Antonio and try the tacos because they might have to memorize/practice a simple line to order something. Not prejudiced thing. It's just that the language overwhelms them. See it all the time. Gringolandia is a fascinating anthropological study.
  11. Legal help

    This may seem naive to ask, but what can a person actually do with someone's visa? Sell it? It seems it would bereally difficult to steal someone's identity, but then the thieves are the experts, I'm not.
  12. We got screwed!!!

    Is there anything a person can do to be aware of counterfeit bills? What is a distinguishing feature?
  13. Fast/ Mexican Food

    This food can raise your sodium levels off the chart, but to each his own. I will agree that a good burger can be hard to find. I ordered a burger once at Coffee Hour in Chapala. Mystery meat city. It was sooooooo bad I couldn't even complain and ask for something else. Whatever that was between a soggy white bun wasn't meat. This pasty kind of reddish brown stuff was unbelievably gross. When I'm hungry for a good burger, I fry one up from ground beef I get at Tony's. Can't really beat it in my opinion.
  14. hair dresser home service

    Which general community do you live in.Maybe you can figure out a way to call around to some of your local shops, if you're comfortable with Spanish.