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solajijic last won the day on July 31 2015

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About solajijic

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    Ajijic (2004)
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    "..be careful. The line is likely to be very clear after you've crossed it."

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  1. I had to report a car license plate as stolen. Reported it to the Ministerio Publico. No one told me this until after 4 months had passed and innumerable visits to try to figure it out. The person who finally told me was at the auto license registry in Guadalajara. When I finally went with the report and all the other paperwork to the Chapala office they told me they figured I knew the procedure and just wasn't doing it. It was so frustrating. I don't know if it is still that way. Get some real advice. Better yet hire someone to do it all for you.
  2. The Independence Day is Sunday September 16th. I am looking for the scheduled Grito in Ajijic. Is it Saturday the 15th or Sunday the 16th? Thanks.
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    Hire a needy kid on the block to pick it up and dispose of it every morning before you open the door. The kid will thank you, and you will be happier and the whole neighborhood will like you more and they will know that the dog owners are not taking care of their dogs' business. It is not going to stop since the dog has chosen your stoop and the neighbors are unlikely to stop putting their dog out.
  4. Does anyone know when the appliance sales - Linea Blanca - are next scheduled? I know they are twice a year but I haven't bought any in years so haven't kept track. I need a 'concina integral' package that is a refrigerator, standalone stove, vent, microwave and dishwasher. Thanks.
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    Where to buy: Drawer glides

    Elvis on the lateral across from Waffle House in west Ajijic, that is the lumber store. Husband likes that brand best and makes me drawers inside drawers with them.
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    Intersting I will have to figure out how to delete messages going back years however it does say 34% full. So mystery. But we connected and all is ggod.
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    I have some Bondex brand in black you are welcome to as a sheet it is 3 x 7 inches. Send me a number via PM and I will call to drop it off when I leave the house today or tomorrow morning..
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    Where to buy: Drawer glides

    WE buy our s from the fellow in the wood shop on the south lateral off the Carreterra west of 5th of febraro.
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    Guadalajara Abastos - Restaurant Recommendation

    I had the same "Mexicans are dirty and cheap don't eat where they would" vibe from the original poster statement. I have been taught to ALWAYS eat only where the place is crowded and busy because that indicates that the restaurant food is trusted. I agree that you shouldn't interact with the beggars around the tables. Toward the end of your meal buy a plate of pollo and beans to set at the end of your table. Then before you leave give one of the beggars a nod.
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    Fido in Restaurants

    We voted with our feet. Eight women out to lunch easily $300 pesos per with wine, margaritas, salads etc...so the owner likes to see us coming in. We get our first round of drinks and are deciding on entrees and in walk a man with a boxer type dog. The medium big dog isn't able to settle and paces. We are still chatting so we order round two. Woman comes in with small yappy dog with smashed in nose that runs all the time making the dog sniff and snort. She is joined by another woman and both begin to pay extraordinary attention to the dog calling its name, asking it to lay down, calling its name again. We all noticed, we were all not comfortable with the bigger dog but agreed the smaller dog was a serious annoyance with all that snuffling and sniffing and the woman touching its face while it was on her companions lap. THen the dogs began to fuss at each other. Anyway it came time to order and we looked at each other and decided to go around the corner to another restaurant. We apologized to the owner and our regular waiter and both of them just shrugged their shoulders. Oh well.
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    More car questions

    Crowded doesn't even come close to describing the area. Busy. Everyone is 10 years older. The weather is changed a bit as it is a tad colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. It'll be a whole new experience. Nothing is the same.
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    More car questions

    Helene, bring your nice car. There are plenty of nice cars here. If you need something smaller buy a small village car after you are here a few weeks. If you go back in a year or two you have your nice car. It is nice you are coming back. It is also highly probable you will not stay. It is THAT different.
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    Quality Auto & Home Insurance

    Bellon has been a disappointment too many also. Tejeda has too. Neither is able to MAKE the insurer do anything outside the bounds of your policy but they can and should be on top of every claim and have an honest and rational explanation for anything that is not allowed when you make a claim. Like any professional they also have only so many "judgement calls" they can push on higher ups to get what is needed. Since your issue is on a relatively minor repair I am pleased that the agent has not used any "chit" or "goodwill" he might possess on your behalf. You have been here a long time, as have I, and this is the very first time in 14 years I have heard a complaint about Tejeda in any form. We would hesitate to affect a long-term relationship of that type for a minor brouhaha.
  14. Coming to Ajijic and the general Lake Chapala area in a couple weeks to film is the BBC series Marigold Hotel where a group of pensioner celebrities travel the world looking for a retirement place. You can see it on YouTube. I like the Cuba one best. We all know that every once in a while HGTV shows up here wandering around. This a whole new level of exposure. Hold onto your hats, the times they are changing.
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    Bringing our car and have quesitons

    Ibarra has some misinformation in their post.