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  2. johanson

    New 500 pesos bank note

    I have a nice new 20 peso coin. It's great to look at, but I would hate to have a pocket full of them. They look much like the 10 peso coin only LARGER and of course heavier.
  3. chapala45900

    Qualiy Care Clinic Phone number

    376-766-1870
  4. bournemouth

    Would this work in Ajijic?

    But the past administration heads are incoming regidores - would anything change???
  5. Attn All Bingolago players The dams upstream may be opened to let more water in lake Chapala in the coming next three weeks. If so the water may fill up the parking lot in front of Maria Isabel restaurant. The best parking is on the west side of Maria Isabel Restaurant,. Can park behind Lake Chapala Society and walk over. Just a heads up to let you know, so you do not get your car stuck in the mud if water rizes. Wayne
  6. Attn Flossie The dams upstream may be opened to let more water in lake Chapala in the coming next three weeks. If so the water may fill up the parking lot in front of Maria Isabel restaurant. The best parking is on the west side of Maria Isabel Restaurant,. Can park behind Lake Chapala Society and walk over. Just a heads up to let you know, so you do not get your car stuck in the mud if water rises. Wayne
  7. CHILLIN

    What is this plant?

    Actually the gardener just dropped in, he tells me the plant is named Chicalote. http://chicalote planta Then he started telling me about Mexican herbal Viagra, another day, another story - without too many gory details! He also has a unique species of agave juice, which with wild honey, has cured many people he knows from cancer. His Father was a Curiandero. Interesting link ancient Mexican/Aztec medicines, written by an expert on the subject: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/health/mexican-herbal-medicines
  8. cedros

    What is this plant?

    The only book available from the Garden Guild now has no pictures. They were going to find one with pictures for me but I an still waiting-over a year later.
  9. dave0415

    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    Spenser McMullen wrote an excellent guide to the Jalisco traffic laws back in 2014 and they are basically the same today. You can find it at http://chapalalaw.com/Driving.pdf It is quite long but pay special attention to extortion and abuse of power. Reasons for which the transitos may stop you and the reasons they may tow your car. Everything they are doing in La Canacinta is against the law. Don't be afraid to tell them to go to hell, there is nothing they can do . They don't want to go to prison There is also a Federal Law that guarantees the right of passage whether you are walking, riding or driving a car. Can't find it at the moment but will post if I do. Maybe Spenser knows the Federal law Don't be afraid if you are stopped just look the officer in the eye and say "It's a little early for Christmas isn't it Officer?" he will get the message.
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  11. Cronopio

    What is this plant?

    And if you know what you're looking for, this site is interesting: http://www.backyardnature.net/mexnat/ It is a naturalist's newsletter. He seems to spend a lot of his time in the southern part of the country, but you'll recognize a lot of the plants. He also covers animals - mammals, reptiles, insects, etc. Not exhaustive, like a guide, just notes on plants and animals he's run across in his travels.
  12. CHILLIN

    What is this plant?

    Cedros - used books are easy to import. An interesting section was about the never seen, or really documented, spectacular Botanical Gardens discovered in Mexico City (CDMX) at the time of the Conquistadors. They attributed its richness to including parts of human slaves, especially ears, where the plants were grown. Thought they would have a laugh about that at the Valllarta Gardens! A tougher one to identify, gifted by our ex-gardener and now friend. It is a long tuber root. If you have a toothache, you break off a piece of dried root, make like a brush, rub the sore area 4 or 5 times, spit it out, careful not to drink the juices. Mountain folk medicine. Centuries old. I was a bit disappointed with the Gardening club offering, but I fully appreciate the time and effort which goes into creating a project such as this. It seemed mostly about introducing plants from the North into the Chapala area. I am more interested in rediscovering plants which have been lost to Mexico over the years. For example, many types of Amaranth, Corn, Squash and Beans. Did you know, for example, the giant red geraniums which grow so well here are actually native to Lakeside?
  13. lakeside7

    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    This is beginning to sound like a new TV series of LAPD also like entrapment... in which case the whole exercise could be non admissible ... RV ,most of us have problems finding our car keys let alone messing with recoding devices 😖🙄😫 Incidentally what has happened to Alberto, i have not seen him around
  14. cedros

    What is this plant?

    I haven't checked there for awhile so I will.
  15. Cronopio

    What is this plant?

    The Chapala Garden Club has some online photos: http://www.lakechapalagardenclub.org/botanical.html
  16. You can google "Quality Care Clinic Ajijic" for contact information.
  17. I'm looking for a phone number for Quality Care Clinic behind the OXXO by Lake Taco. Thanks:)
  18. gringal

    Would this work in Ajijic?

    A goodly amount of fines could be collected any morning on the Ajijic malecon from unleashed dog owners. There are dozens of them every day from early morning on, and the expats are the worst offenders.
  19. RVGRINGO

    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    He is very careful not to be seen accepting a bribe. He will threaten you with arrest/confiscation, etc., but he will often suggest that you leave money on the seat and step out of the car. If you can get him to this point, and happen to have a recording device in your pocket, you might have "evidence".
  20. Enrique Bautista

    vehicle legalization

    Yes, in November 2009 and older pay 50% of Import Duty, and 2010 and 2011 pay 10% of import duty.
  21. ajijicbound

    EAR WAX REMOVAL

    A doctor can tell you if he can see your eardrum or not. If not, you have wax buildup.
  22. JayBearII

    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    Harry, what would be considered "evidence"? I've been lucky so far not to be stopped by him, but if I were, I would be concerned that taking his photo would not be well received by him even if I said "sonrie para la camera"!
  23. try the tourist office at the municipal building. They might have them. Also check the gardeners in the area ( if there are any of them left). There have been a lot of firings of the working people.
  24. On Sunday morning, glasses likely left on a bench. As it is mostly Mexicans at the Chapala Malecon, does any one know how can I reach them to get word out about these lost eye glases that will be problematic and expensive to replace.?
  25. HarryB

    Would this work in Ajijic?

    i have been talking with incoming admin about revenue sources between Oct 1 and Jan 1 . people , knowing the outgoing admin won't do ANYTHING are getting away with almost murder. Fines would be the perfect source of funds, if only the incoming regidors (town council) would DO something.
  26. HarryB

    What is this plant?

    Nueva Posada might also have a copy as they sell local books.
  27. HarryB

    Transitos in La Canacinta?

    Spoke about this issue of El Gordo yesterday. The good news is that the incoming commandante of mobilidad (state transito) is a real stickler for the rules. I was told he could be relied on to take care of El Gordo if the evidence is given to him. We also talked about potholes, trash, street dogs' poop, one way streets, signage, and abandoned cars.
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