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  1. Toilet paper flushing

    We use the Kirkland brand from Costco which is safe for septic systems. I tested a square in water to see what it did and it fell apart very quickly.

    I think you may be thinking of Chula Vista Norte, which is gated. Upper Chula Vista has direct access from the carretara , with no gate. As other posters said, the road up is very steep and you would absolutely need a car unless you are young and very fit.
  3. Toilet paper flushing

    Actually there are septic fields here, depending on where you live. We are in a newer home in a gated community and saw the septic arrangement the day they were building it. We can flush toilet paper but not Kleenex. Over 10 years with no problems so far!
  4. Canadian butter tarts

    Perogies would be good! I think a lot of people like them but they can't be bought anywhere. You would have top keep them frozen of course. Another Canadian item is Nanaimo Bars. Good luck Derek!
  5. The Five Year Plan

    As someone who lives in a gated community, I must say that that if I told my Mexican neighbors that you think they are a cancer on society they would laugh at you. There is a lot to be said about not having break-ins, not having to have bars on the windows, not having to have broken glass on the walls, not having to have electrical fence on top of walls. etc. There is something to be said for not living in an unregulated neighborhood where an ironworker can set up shop next door to you, along with all the terrible noise his business requires. There is something to be said for the property next door not being able to become a dog sanctuary with 60 dogs barking at all hours of the day and night. There is something to be said when the lot across from you which you look at daily, can not have starving horses in it, with their ribs hanging out and no access to water. There is something to be said for the lot next door to you not being allowed to run wild with weeds growing 8 feet high, populated by vermin. There is something to be said for not being in a village where cohetes go off at all hours of the day and night during fiestas. Our Mexican neighbors could tell you all this. Don't fool yourself into thinking that there are no Mexicans also enjoying the safety and comfort of a gated community, Cactus Jack. It's all a matter of personal choice ( and budget ) and many Mexicans prefer to live in gated communities too. When the people in the gated communities in Florida bitch about "the locals", who are they referring to? Are they not all Floridians if they live there?
  6. Robert Bannerman

    I saw a Facebook page "Gringos Ajijic" with a post saying this man is in the Ajijic Clinic and is not well. He is asking for a friend named Pat. If anyone knows him and can help him it would be great if they did. Sounds like he needs a friend right now. They say the only person he remembers right now is his house cleaner, who is with him, and he keeps asking for "Pat". No other info.
  7. buying a tv at Costco or WalMart

    A friend was there recently trying to buy a laptop, and the :() clerk who was helping her dropped it on the ground TWICE right in front of her , and insisted it was still fine and that she should take it, which of course she didn't. You KNOW that one went back for sale and someone will end up with it, though.
  8. Ajijic LANDLINE 4 sale w/ internet included

    I hadn't heard there was any lack of landlines from Telmex in Ajijic. Is there a shortage?
  9. A great alternative if you might consider it is to donate to the Carlos Slim Foundation where they will donate 5 pesos to every peso you send. It will be used to rebuild and help in many different ways. Its a great way to turn a 500 pesos donation into a 3000 pesos donation. http://telmex.com/web/especiales/fuerzamexico
  10. Any difference between Costco's?

    Is that not the "Executive Membership" where you have to pay a higher yearly fee, and then you get the 2% back at year end as a credit?
  11. El Saltos, I think you read into it things she wasn't saying. This thread is about orthopedic surgery. You recommended Dra. Berenice to do it because she used to do "most of the surgery" at the Ladron clinic. Natasha clarified that although Dra. Berenice did many more simple surgeries there, the more complicated orthopedic surgeries were never done by her. Joyfull stated that even today, Dra. Berenice still sends the pets to Guadalajara for orthopedic surgeries and does not attempt to do them herself. Natasha's point, which Joyfull confirms, is that Dra. Berenice does not have the experience at this point to handle more complex orthopedic surgeries which you were recommending her for, that's all.
  12. Its no surprise that you have never heard of "Natasha", just as she has never heard of "El Saltos". Who knows, you may have met somewhere but this is what happens when you don't know each other's real name. I do know "Natasha" and I know that she knows an awful lot about the Ladron clinic, and has dealt with them for many years in various capacities. I doubt she is trying to "dis" anyone, but just wants to clarify the situation to the best of her knowledge.
  13. Ajijic/Chapala subdivisions

    I don't, and I didn't say whether I knew your circumstances or not. However, your comment inferred that La Reserva is a place unlike what some people think of as the "real Mexico" in the village of Ajijic, for example. Mexicans own property in there and they do have children and grandchildren who can play in there . There are barking dogs nearby, just like everywhere in Mexico.
  14. Ajijic/Chapala subdivisions

    I am west of Ajijic, past Los Sabinos but before the first Pemex, and we get 10mb. I think it varies all over because I have heard of low speeds in Riberas and someone else in Riberas once posted that they were getting about 20mb.
  15. Ajijic/Chapala subdivisions

    I always find it kind of hilarious when people who don't live in gated communities but think they know all about them, and don't approve of them as what they feel to be a true experience of living in Mexico, don't realize that numerous Mexicans who can afford them, also buy in gated communities.