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Cincy

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  1. Anyone know this dog? Male Initially very shy and unapproachable but now very friendly and playful. Clean and looks well cared for. Maybe 15lbs?
  2. I agree, Jreboll. I think we've found a nice AirBnB place for ~$2,000 MXN a night on what appears to be a private access community of cabins on the North side of Matzamitla. We'll see in two weeks...
  3. Would anyone like to suggest a nice cabin to rent for 2 people and 2 small dogs for a mid-week getaway in the Mazamitla area? We live in Ajijic and would be driving ourselves there. Been looking on AirBnB, VRBO, Expedia, etc., but just wondered if perhaps there's any private cabins available, not listed on the big internet booking sites.
  4. Looking at some of the foreign license plates, tires, lighting, windshields, etc on foreign vehicles around lakeside I'm aware that some people are not fulling compliant with Mexican law. My vehicle and paperwork 100% compliant but you never know how a police office is going to react...
  5. I've lived in Ajijic for 2 years now and have often wondered whether some (certainly not all...) of the, "old white people", as you refer to them, are really happy living or visiting here! So many gringos appear to scowl at me when I try and say hello or hola. I understand when we get older our faces may tend to sag a little and adopt a more grim look and our memory fades and we may forget we met a passing person at some gathering a week ago and we should know each other well enough to beam big smiles at each other. I learned on day one that saying, "Buenos dias" to a passing Mexican stranger can ignite the same response of meeting a old, long lost childhood friend. I like this place more than anywhere I have lived in Europe or North America, and it's because of the local people who have never wronged me, but I have to side with AngusMactavish and his only complaint as stated above.
  6. Cincy

    British Pounds

    Enjoy the Royal Wedding tomorrow. Should be a fun time to be England. Oh, and for a double treat, the FA Cup Final...!!!
  7. I'm thinking just "go for it!". I've driven to all sorts of non-touristy, off-the-beaten-track, places in Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit without any problems and I've lived here long enough to understand about being sensible when exploring Mexico. Maybe my biggest concern is breaking down with such an old vehicle and 253,000 miles on the odometer... Anyway, I'm going to look at hotels in the Patzcuaro area...
  8. For bmh and cedros, who have no concerns about driving to Patzcuaro, do you both have foreign plated vehicles?
  9. I have an old, well used, 2002 Ford Escape with Ohio plates (yes, they're are still valid...). I was considering a short road trip to Patzcuaro and spending a couple of nights there to explore the city, Santa Clara del Cobre and the lake area. Should I be concerned about driving in this part Michoacan? After just looking at the US Department of State travel advisory for Mexico I may have answered my own question...!!!
  10. Cincy

    Looking for Pegboard

    Yes, this is the place! I have bought 2 8'x4' sheets from there over the last year. I was surprised Home depot carried the hooks but not the pegboard. Also, Walmart has been selling small pegboards with plastic hooks as a kit in a box
  11. Cincy

    British Pounds

    How much GBP are you looking for?
  12. Anyone know a good, reasonably priced place, to buy a couple of those long germicidal/antibacterial/UV light replacement bulbs used in house water purification systems? I don't need anyone to install them for me.
  13. Ringed-tail Cat it is! The gardener, who was the main observer, agrees. They exist throughout most of Mexico (and the Southern U.S.) except in the Yucatan. This is the first he's seen in 14 years of living in Ajijic! Thank you bournemouth!
  14. We had a strange visitor last night... A single animal with a body the size of a small cat was seen climbing around in the trees and shrubbery at 10:00 PM. It was hard to get a good view but the gardener did manage to get a couple of shots with his phone camera. At first I thought it was a lone coati, which are to be found around here. It had the classic long "ring tail" but not the long snout. It did not have the features and characteristics of a racoon. The gardener and his helper thought it looked like one of the characters from the movie, "Madagascar". A lemur! I must admit it did look like a lemur with a shout cute snout but surely not in Mexico unless it is an escaped pet. Anyone have any ideas? We live up against the mountain in Ajijic.
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