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  1. 14 points
    Harry was discreet. You were not. I thought nothing further about his request. You are the one who introduced “the police” and “breaking the news” and telling “someone in a message.” You could have PM’d Harry instead of partially sharing the news on a public board.
  2. 13 points
    Oh, good god Eric, give it a break. We're all gonna die and thankfully we don't know when or how. Worry is far worse for one's health than all the things one worries about.
  3. 12 points
    Hi Catbird...I lived in Ajijic for about five years (1999-2004) and still visit occasionally. I have lived in Morelia for a total of 8 or 9 years, with a break when I lived for 8 years in Mexico City. I've been back in Morelia for exactly a year. Morelia is home for me. Morelia bears absolutely NO resemblance to Lake Chapala--except that as you mentioned, the weather is similar. It's generally cooler here than there, and can be quite chilly in the winter. Our altitude above sea level is 6400 feet; Lakeside is at 5200 feet. Morelia is a colonial city of 1.2 million people; the English-speaking expatriate community is approximately 300 to 400 people. The city is extremely cultured, with at least 6 major universities, a symphony orchestra, a chamber orchestra, frequent festivals of importance, including the Morelia international film festival in October-November (considered to be the best film festival in Mexico), the international music festival during the last two weeks of November (concerts range from popular music to classical music, many are free to the public), plus annual jazz, organ, classical dance, and other annual festivals. There is no large body of water close to Morelia--Lake Pátzcuaro is about an hour away. We have a small international airport 45 minutes to an hour northeast of the city. We have a long-distance bus terminal about 15 minutes from Morelia's Centro Histórico. We have excellent taxi service and good Uber service. There is no organized community of English-speaking foreigners, no animal rescue group of foreigners (that I am aware of), no ladies' lunch groups, no little theatre (although we have two theatres that often have traveling companies of concerts, dance performances, and Spanish-language plays), no 'bar scene' for foreigners, no restaurants oriented to foreigners. Really, nothing in Morelia is directed to a foreign community. There is quite a bit of national tourism here, and some foreign tourism---but nothing like the level one sees at Lakeside. We treasure and preserve our history, including our culinary traditions. There is a large indigenous presence here, primarily the Pur'epecha community, whose presence is crucial to our ways of thinking and believing. Morelia's Centro Histórico is considered to be the most beautiful in all of Mexico. Our buildings here are made predominately of cantera stone blocks and date to the mid-1500s. This is not the colorful tourist-oriented town that, for example, is Ajijic. We are typically Mexican: conservative and relatively formal in dress, building exteriors, etc. On the other hand, there are many historical families here, many intellectuals, and quite a bit of non-conservative thinking, music, and art. We have a number of fine museums and many, many historical buildings in the city. Unfortunately, the level of narcoviolencia in and around Morelia is substantially higher than that at Lakeside. Unlike the Lake Chapala area, we in Morelia are very little influenced by foreign ideas of what central Mexico is like. If you have more questions, please ask.
  4. 10 points
    The poster is a close friend of mine. There is no person more honest than him. This story is true and he is so generous to share it with you. I am sad to read your reaction/accusation ( fake story ), based on nothing. If I were you, I would do the decent thing and apologize. Rony
  5. 10 points
  6. 9 points
    Did they say what year?
  7. 9 points
    You can't resolve the issue with Bancomer. You'll need to call your bank to report the problem. If you're lucky, the bank will give you a provisional refund while they make the claim. ATMs have sensors that detect a physical problem but yours sounds like a communication failure where the non-dispense did not trigger the automatic reversal of the original withdrawal request. When you request money at an ATM, the system sends a request to your bank asking if you have funds available to cover the withdrawal. If you do, you bank charges your account and sends the positive acknowledgement to the ATM, all assuming the transaction will complete properly. A physical dispense malfunction will cause the ATM to send a reversal message but if the ATM never receives the original reply your money is gone, the transaction times out and you're stuck. The ATM audit trail will show no money was dispensed and with that info your bank should permanently refund the amount you requested.
  8. 9 points
    Geringohombre, you are absolutely WRONG. It is a TRUE and ONGOING FACT. I am insulted by your rash judgement. The only thing fake is your response.
  9. 8 points
    So silly...why don't you 2 meet for a pillow fight?
  10. 7 points
    Plastic bag ban. Found this on facebook: "So let me get this straight. I go to the grocery store and buy a lb. of sliced ham wrapped in plastic, a loaf of bread in a plastic bag, a gallon of milk in a plastic jug, a pack of napkins wrapped in plastic, a Greek salad in a plastic container, a plastic bottle of mustard and a plastic bottle of ketchup, and they won't give me a plastic bag to carry it home because the plastic bag is bad for the environment?"
  11. 7 points
  12. 7 points
    Sure. Every year. Not to mention a Costco and/or Sam’s Club. Every single year for at least the last 15. Same rumor, but location can change. Newbies usually fall for it.
  13. 7 points
    Do you remember the swine flu here in Mexico about 12 years ago?? It was on CNN day and night. They were passing out masks to passengers on arriving planes (which everybody took off as soon as they exited customs) Cruise ships changed ports to not stop in Mexico etc. etc. etc. The whole world was going to die from it if you listened to CNN. You should be much more concerned about the regular flu that kills 20,000 plus in North Americans every year according to the US Centers For Disease Control......... It just doesn't make the news.
  14. 7 points
    Yeah, and try telling young Mexicans, who are working their butts off trying to get a higher education at all the universities in GDL, many from the Chapala area, and other rural areas, that you didn´t come here for change. Is Mexico, GDL in particular, going to be our version of Silicon Valley, or would you rather have it be some guy in a big sombrero sleeping under a cactus plant??? GRRRRRRR !!!!!!
  15. 7 points
    I'd love to see some evidence for this claim.
  16. 7 points
    I suspect that immigrants (legal or not) simply want jobs not free stuff. They want jobs and want to pay their taxes. Deadbeats come in all races, creeds and colours... and some of them are homegrown. And I won't get into the very wealthy people and corporations who go out of their way to avoid taxation.
  17. 7 points
    Five of us went there this morning, and I had the Italian omelette as well. Everything was excellent all around. People may wonder why we're going on about this place when there are so many other restaurants out there. Well, for me, it's not just because the food is very good... but also because the owners really want you to have a great experience. So many places here are indifferent to their customers, and get complacent. Not so with Sentidos. They are really busting their butts, and it shows.
  18. 7 points
    No one has yet to answer the poster's question, just in turn making derogatory remarks. The poster did not list the numbers tried. The only number I can find is 376 765 6233.
  19. 6 points
    Well Eric, you will be pleased to know the Mexican government is right on top of this. They too found the temperature scanners were not accurate enough, so they have switched to the much more reliable anal thermometer method. Happy travels!
  20. 6 points
    I think it¨s more like…………... Before you argue with someone, ask yourself, is that person even mentally mature enough to grasp the concept of different perspectives? Because if not, there´s absolutely no point. So the concept that illegal immigrants are freeloaders receiving many federal and state benefits is ingrained, that shuts the door.
  21. 6 points
    You are correct ! I guess I am unnerved about this . But I sincerely apologize . Thank you for posting and it sure opened my eyes ! I don’t remember ever posting anything negative on this board , so this really woke me up ! . Thank you for that !
  22. 6 points
    You will only get to read this link ONCE and then you will be locked out... About half of FDA expedited approvals lack double-blind trials | Federal Practitioner The following links show that even some double blind studies still result in the drugs being recalled https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/overview-of-the-fdas-drugrecall-process https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_withdrawn_drugs The research on cannabis and/or CBD is in its infancy especially in the U.S. (for obvious reasons) If you're looking for studies look to other countries like Israel or Spain. We are all unique. What suits one doesn't suit another. But, that doesn't mean that you ever give up. Each to his/her own.
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    In my limited experience (thank goodness) you have to start the claim with your personal bank and it goes from there. Good luck.
  25. 6 points
    This is what happens when you give out your best workers names out to everybody and their brother. Good people get stretched too thin and hate to say "No new clients at this time."
  26. 6 points
    You accuse the OP of posting a made-up story (the same thing as calling him a liar), with no proof whatsoever, and don't see that as insulting? What planet are you from?
  27. 6 points
    Are you kidding me? So you are not only insensitive, but incapable of understanding the most simple bits of speech as well. YOU are the fake news, buddy.
  28. 6 points
    I just re-read Chapters 1 and 2. I don't see it as "fake news", but if someone is looking for an excuse to be insulting, he/she can usually find one. The question is why?
  29. 6 points
    ...You and a hundred others. Look hard by walking around and knocking doors. Don't believe a word about internet speed or quiet. You must do your own due diligence for that. Suerte
  30. 6 points
    Goody for you and all the others who jumped on the bandwagon when many OTHERS who paid in advance to actually BRING iLox to this area have been shut out after iLox specifically stated that prepaids would be hooked up first. A pox on 'em.
  31. 5 points
    I don't think anybody cares about the number of people at this point. Walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs. No one cares what kind of concrete barriers they are, either. The problem is the width and the loss of road room, passing room, bus stops and emergency pullover areas.
  32. 5 points
    Are you perhaps comparing the number of walkers and cyclists on the bike path to the number of cars on the road> I drive the carretera regularly and I always observe many walkers and bike riders using the path. My partner and I plan to purchase a couple of basic bikes now that a relatively safe riding space is being provided. I am 100% certain we won't be the only ones who will now be able to ride.
  33. 5 points
    There is a third program which continually gets overlooked Lakeside Friends of the Animals has had a spay/neuter program for years targeting Mexican nationals of limited means Last year we neutered close to 1400 animals as well as providing emergency care for street dogs and giving puppy vaccines through our 4 Vets, This year we opened a Spay/ neuter clinic beside the Riberas Pet Store funded by the profits from the store. The big issue is warehousing the many animals that require weeks of care before becoming strong enough to survive on the streets.or even be given for adoption. There is an army of wonderful people who offer short term care unfortunately more and more animals show up each day needing help.
  34. 5 points
    Looks like those concrete barriers are going to weed out some less than qualified drivers or at least after they run out of money for repairs.
  35. 5 points
    Man it gets bad when y'all can't avoid discussing food without getting personal. Closed.
  36. 5 points
    Thirty years ago I used to carry condoms in my wallet. Now I carry hearing aid batteries. 😀
  37. 5 points
    This guy "goes after" everyone, anyone and anything, just posting willy nilly to get as many BUSINESS IMPRESSIONS as he can since his handle is his business. This is his only goal!!! A great marketing ploy but very irritating to others. He is by far the King of Posters here with 11,593 posts in a little under 7 years. That averages out to about 4.5 a day. Nice work if you can get it and as a guy with a marketing background, some grudging respect....but just know that we are on to you.
  38. 5 points
    Yes It’s rustic , not for everyone...definitely “ Mexicana “ However we enjoy the food especially the stuffed fish ...the family is super friendly and really tries hard . When we lose all these rustic family restaurants we will have lost Mexico .Just across the street is what I consider to be the best food I have had in Chapala...Letra ch ...a different style of restaurant ( two story yellowish building ) about 5 minutes past the railway station .
  39. 5 points
    The OP was asking if something was available here, nothing more. Does anyone really care what someone else´s favorite or most disliked fast food establishment is? I will still eat at the one´s I like and avoid the one´s I don´t like, no matter the opinion of someone else.
  40. 5 points
    Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch. There are a whole lot of armchair know-it-alls in these parts. As I see it, be grateful or be gone. You don't seem to realize how toxic your shitty attitudes are. I "feel" you anytime I'm foolish enough to venture into Mexico Lite, AKA Ajijic, the only pueblo that receives NO services from the local government while Chapala gets "everything". Bwah, hah, hah, hah! Seriously. Toxic. Shitty. Attitudes.
  41. 5 points
    the US consulate has taken control, therefore, local authorities are no longer involved. Thanks to those who tried to be helpful. We are a community which should look out for each other.
  42. 5 points
  43. 5 points
    I am amazed that lately I find myself agreeing sometimes with Happy. Those of you who know our web boards’ history with each other understand why this surprises me. In this case I did not read his first sentence as “mud slinging.” It seemed to me that he offered his opinion of “some” local lamb sellers — and it was not even snarky.
  44. 5 points
    They are not widening it but narrowing the roadway with the useless unnecessary cyclopista. The parking problem is the lesser evil, even though it will probably bankrupt many small businesses.It will be impossible for vehicles to pull over out of the way of emergency vehicles which could be a matter of life or death.
  45. 5 points
    Yes, and it will come to Jocotopec too. It will just take a little longer. I move to a place I love. Then it changes and grows until it no longer is a place I want to be. So, I move on to another place. But, I am now 12 years older than I was when I came here. I’m tired and can’t bear the thought of doing all that again. I am attempting to adjust expectations and go with the flow. I have to die someplace. It might as well be here, I guess.
  46. 5 points
    I believe the story, for now anyway. When we first moved to Ajijic over ten years ago, we received a series of letters and phone calls (inherited phone number from previous owner) from a collection agency which was after a boyfriend of the woman who owned the place twice removed. We ended up having to find the original debtor: HSBC, and spend time with the bank manager before the harrassment ceased. A real PITA. So yes, "stuff" happens here. Suggestion: We have one of those cameras connected to the doorbell which allows us to see who's there and communicate as well. Saves dealing with unwelcome visitors.
  47. 5 points
    Okay. That is an odd conclusion to come to but accusing another poster of lying is attacking someone for no reason except your random thought. Ferret is correct. Anyone who lives in Mexico and pays attention knows anything can happen and sooner or later does.
  48. 5 points
    Life in Mexico IS a Novela and Murphy's Law is alive and well.
  49. 5 points
    Thank you, Al! I had also tracked down this number, but when it went unanswered after several tries I then posted here. But turns out it is a working number and this morning I reached him. So I phound Phlete! Lexy
  50. 5 points
    Face to face is fine IF you have mobility and are fairly close. If someone lives in Jocotepec and wants information from Coppel about whether or not something is in stock, I would most certainly want to find out in advance.
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