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  1. As I live just South of Mexico City let me correct the magnitude-it was 7.2. I understand that ramping it up sounds better to news services but the ground swayed and nothing fell, not even me. Always best to check with a local.
  2. Burglaries

    Neighbor 2 doors down, who are snowbirds of long standing, were burgled during daylight hours while they were at lunch last Sunday. They told me they've decided to sell since prices are astronomical now. Very next door have sold their house, after 16 years, and I am packed and leave on Sunday for a different part of Mexico. I call it the "make way for newbies wave". You guys have fun now.
  3. Old timers fav restaurant

    Glad someone mentioned Chopsticks, which is actually Vietnamese. Their Pho on Fridays only is excellent, as is the homemade ice cream.
  4. recommended vehicle?

    You can bring your car, by all means if you have a temporary visa. You can drive it for 4 years at which time you have to drive it back out, sell it or donate stateside, fly back and buy a Mexican plated car. But not, I hope, from any of the local agencies who profit from those who know little about how the backhands work here. Try to find one from a private owner and get a reputable (yes there are some) mechanic to check it out first. You can buy US plated vehicle insurance through an agency in San Diego and replace plates once yours expire by sending your docs to the State of South Dakota, who will issue you plates. That's why you see so many SD car plates locally. Good luck in any case.
  5. Help With Puff Pastry Dough

    The hojaldre they sell in most grocery stores in Mexico is made with lard, not butter. That will make the difference you describe.
  6. Being generous in Mexico

    It is this very attitude and level of response that inspired me to recently relocate to another part of Mexico. Instead of whining about a persons view who has stated his/her presence for 36 years, you could pay more attention and try to think of something positive to say-if you still remember how. Merry Christmas to the un-Scrooged among us.
  7. Hopefully local (or visiting) and one who has performed a procedure, whether diagnostic or therapeutic on you. It's that time of life, thanks!
  8. Flying to the Pacific coast last week had both flights cancelled and rescheduled by Aeromar with an email notification that went into my spam folder. Family flew in from San Jose and had their flight moved 2 days into the future with no additional notification, then two friends flying in last week, one via Houston, one from LA, had their flights totally cancelled on Volaris. Be aware.
  9. Butternut Squash

    I am friends with one of the suppliers (not the vendors) of greens to the Tuesday market. He assures me that very little of the produce sold there is organic, most is purchased in bulk and repackaged. Whether or not this is true, it might inform your decision about how to prepare and eat the produce you buy there.
  10. used mexican plated vehicle purchase

    Will I need to retake a driver's test to obtain a Morelos license? How long do I have to accomplish all this? Also, I can't turn in my plates until I reach Morelos as I was told I couldn't drive without them. Very confusing! Thanks for this bit of clarity and any other advice you can offer-something between the "required" and the "possible"! Thanks Sonia
  11. used mexican plated vehicle purchase

    Hola Sonia: Just read your very informative, and comprehensive, instructions on buying and registering a car in Mexico. I currently own a Jaliso plated car (I am a RP) and am moving to the state of Morelos in January. Do you know if I need to buy new plates for the car there? Is there a problem with cars being targeted for tickets or theft when they have out of state plates? These are questions I have not been able to find answered on this or other sites. If you don't know, could you please point me to the right government office to ask? Many thanks, as always
  12. Guadalajara Driver License Office

    Hi and welcome. There is a small storefront two doors west of Gossips restaurant (and across the street from the Ajijc Clinic) called Ajijic Concierge that specialize in taking gringos, locos or not, to GDL for their first license. They just charged two friends $700 pesos each to go together and both friends raved about how smooth it was.... I went a year ago and loved driving around the circus ring-it's a hoot. Just remember to look at the ground and above for markings and lights, then when you complete the circle you need to parallel park between the two striped posts. It's a dawdle. Enjoy!
  13. Fostering a group of 2 wk. old pups abandoned outside the Ranch but almost out of newspapers to protect flooring. I can come pick them up if you send me your phone number so I can call and arrange a convenient time. Thanks in advance. Thanks on behalf of orphan pups to all of you wonderful people who responded-you know who you are!
  14. Dee's Pet Hotel

    As Sr. Angus so often advises, google my friend. Dee is wonderful and can be found here: http://www.chapala.com/dees.html
  15. New residents driving tips

    It was one of the instructions in the driver's manual given to me by the transito in GDL when I went to take the driver's test. Perhaps it isn't law, but it's in the book as one.