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  2. daniel

    PBS Series, Wonders of Mexico

    Watched it last weekend. Great footage, I must admit.
  3. daniel

    Tripadvisor, por favor

    ^ this I'm always looking for facts, not emotional reviews like "my dinner was completely ruined"/"awful and nothing less" etc. They're usually too subjective, full of whining or pre-paid by other companies. I'd say, it's a hard job to find truly objective reviews. But sometimes it's even funny. When it comes to choosing, I rely on my own experience.
  4. miraval52

    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    At malecon Ajijic....good limonadas and Margaritas, at Poutine place.also ice cream next...
  5. ComputerGuy

    Ocelo sponges

    Then I'd even more curious: if no fancy colours, why are they better than others? This image is from the 3M page about Ocelo sponges.
  6. ComputerGuy

    Emissions place in Chapala

    Perhaps someone knows the actual law: foreign vehicles are exempt from emission testing, but for how long?
  7. daniel

    How to Die in Mexico

    Thanks for posting this, Spencer. So many things to consider.
  8. Today
  9. Earl

    Emissions place in Chapala

    Thanks, Pete.
  10. johanson

    Emissions place in Chapala

    That is what I remember. My last number ends in 9 so I am in October.
  11. Earl

    Emissions place in Chapala

    If plates end in an 8, is September the month for smog check?
  12. DeborahM

    Emissions place in Chapala

    275 Zaragoza, open today and no problem getting a check done
  13. Yes, I'm overdue for an emissions check! I read a report last week that someone went to the place on Zaragosa and they were closed, saying they have no certificates. Has anybody been this week and found the place open and managed to get a check done? TIA.
  14. CharlieG

    Mercado Libre Experience

    I've bought dozens of things through Mercado Libre over the last five years. Always quick delivery and products as advertised. I always look there first when I'm in the market for anything. Bought my current cel from a vendor there {a reconditioned iPhone 4s} a couple of years ago and it's still working great. The system works most smoothly when using a debit/credit card on a Mexican bank.
  15. Charcoal pills are a good thing to travel with. One of my guests came equipped with them and took one every day as a preventative. She never got sick, whereas all my other guests have experienced some sort of stomach upset. Not food poisoning, but you can get stomach upset just from different kinds of foods anywhere.
  16. mudgirl

    Mercado Libre Experience

    I've only ever ordered one thing- a new motherboard for my washing machine. Sellers on Mercado Libre have ratings from customers- this guy had been selling on Mercado Libre for years and had a top rating. But I got a Mexican friend to call him for me (I'm pretty fluent with spoken face-to-face Spanish, but they talk so darn fast on the phone) and he seemed totally legit- had an appliance store in Mazatlan. He gave me his bank account number, which I paid at Oxo (no need to use Paypal), scanned him the receipt as requested, and it was delivered by Estafeta 2 days later. But I'm not sure if I'd order an iphone that way. Could even be stolen. I doubt there's big black market in stolen washing machine motherboards 🙂
  17. oregontochapala

    Mercado Libre Experience

    A friend just got taken for $8,000 by paying a fake PayPal invoice. Not uncommon in the U.S. on eBay, apparently not uncommon on Mercado Libre. Exercise caution, esp. on big-ticket items.
  18. Ferret

    Mercado Libre Experience

    It's one that is now in the garbage after having it looked at by three iPhone experts. Thanks anyway Albert.
  19. Yesterday
  20. FlyFree

    Ocelo sponges

    Superlake has restocked this item. I bought some this afternoon.
  21. For the most part, if you follow the above advise you will be fine. The problem you may have is that your stomach is not use to the food. My advise, put some stomach/bowel medicine in your suit case. Better to have it and not use it than not to have it.
  22. bontepar

    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    I would bring all the food and water you Need from NOB
  23. luvsdawgs

    Ocelo sponges

    Haven't found similar sponges. What fancy designs, I only know them in solid colors.
  24. ComputerGuy

    Cinnamon Rolls

    Thanks. I will get there.
  25. ComputerGuy

    Question from a Newbie Visitor

    And know that Mexicans are just as wary, but not overly so.
  26. gringal

    Tripadvisor, por favor

    I agree that TripAdvisor is not the best place for selecting a place to eat. I rely on word of mouth from the people on here whose opinions I have found to be much like my own. For instance: Mom's and Salvador's: I tried 'em, didn't like 'em and didn't go back. Others have sung their praises. To each his/her own.
  27. rafterbr

    Tripadvisor, por favor

    I have rated several restaurants on trip advisor and my problem is I may give them a great rating and the very next time I go they are terrible. I too believe Tango is over rated at number 1. They are a top 10 but I would rate several restaurants in the Lake Chapala area above them. A major disappointment has been Mom's, two year s a go I gave them a great rating. I understand the daughter has taken over and now if you want something other than a sandwich you are in trouble. Use to you had a choice of 2 lunch specials. We have gone their two times in the last six weeks and both times they had one special, a sandwich.
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