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  1. I have terminal cancer, AND, I hope no "Nosey Busybody, with their intentions" take action to move me in a facility that I do not want to die in..
    4 points
  2. Take a good look at the Taco stands everywhere in Mexico(Mexican"fast food" is spreading fast in America), How about all of the "Sweets & Sugar drinks" causing Mexico to lead the World in Diabetes, etc? And what is wrong with Profits?? I never wanted to work for a Owner/Company that did not make a profit, and Computer Guy, "WHY ARE YOU IN BUSINESS??" What I see in these two posts, is only a distaste for America
    3 points
  3. Where is there any truth, that America is causing "High Blood Pressure in the Mexican population" ?? I would suggest you continue as a Computer expert, rather than Doctoring.
    3 points
  4. This comment strikes me as very disrespectful to the 80% of people in Ajijic who have lived there all their lives, don't speak English, and celebrate their holidays in very traditional ways. The "live nacimientos" in the church courtyard on Christmas Eve, and the mass held that evening, are very touching and are NOT put on for the gringos. But the people are lovely enough to welcome the gringos to observe the celebrations. It is very easy to integrate into the local population here if you speak Spanish and make it obvious that you want to know them. I'll admit I know many that don't, but it's
    2 points
  5. Any town you choose will be different than the others, of course. The towns on the south shore tend to be much smaller, much much humbler and poorer with few decent restaurants and very little to see and do, in my opinion. If you want to see few gringos, I would recommend Chapala. Since Chapala is the largest town (yes, it is still a small town) on the North shore it has probably the most spectacular and extravagant Christmas time celebrations, events, and light shows in the area. There are lots of good cafes and restaurants in this town and many have wifi. Yes, you will run into a few gr
    2 points
  6. MacDonalds, Wendys, KFC, and others spread from the USA. Are you suggesting that they spread from some other country? Fast food causes most of the problems you quote, it is a World Wide problem and most or all of the chains started in the USA so they must be the cause even though it take consumers.
    2 points
  7. Chillin, if a thread topic is like a train, with two directions of track, I have to say I think you're going south on this one. I don't understand your comparisons, espec. gourmet vs. gourmand, because that doesn't even fit into this discussion, does it? I mean, tell me if I'm wrong. And I can tell you from experience, no matter what "fast tracking" might be implemented for food-service workers in Canada, they still have to take at least two government courses before even being let into the staff bathroom at a food prep place.
    2 points
  8. Of interest to Canadians. it's a recording allegedly from Canada Revenue Agency threatening severe criminal prosecution if you don't call a number or have your "attorney" call it. the recording is very fast talking but I got the prefix #. It was 44 which is the UK. Too funny and you would have to be as stupid as the phisher to call this number. Two mornings in a row now.
    1 point
  9. "sweets and sugar drinks" are thanks to Coca Cola". Mexico is the largest consumer of coke in the world!
    1 point
  10. New Time and Place: Sunrise Cafe on the carreterra in San Antonio T'lay at 12 noon. All stitchers, embroiderers, needlepointers, hand quilters, etc are welcome to come and join in the chat. Actually, anyone who enjoys threads and fabrics in their hands.....
    1 point
  11. If you're talking the center of Ajijic you will not meet your criteria as you stated above. Many of us call Ajijic the gringo ghetto for a reason.
    1 point
  12. Dogs have been reunited with their family :
    1 point
  13. Hi, thank you. I would prefer to be around local people not gringos I have found a B&B already. Many thanks, I just wanted to make sure I could buy food / drink and that I wouldn't be stranded for 3 days
    1 point
  14. Call Marc Turford 376.765.4341 or 333 398.9045
    1 point
  15. Seems to me if the gov't use 20L and 40L to check if a pump is accurate, and this worked, there would be NO (ZERO) pumps and stations on the "bad" list, no? But, there are Many on that list, so...
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  16. If the 20l and 40l thingy was true, then Mexico would have no stations on the "bad list". However, there is a LONG list of bad stations. Make your own decision.
    1 point
  17. Her name is Concha and she is directly across the street from Manix, in an aluminum window place....I have her number in the book I left at home, sorry! Best tofu I've ever had, a one kilo round piece, very firm!
    1 point
  18. The Mex. Gob. uses a 20.0 Liter standard calibrated container to check whether the amount of gasoline pumped matches the liters amount shown on the display. Sometimes the inspectors fill two of the 20.0 liter containers to check if the pump display reads 40.0 liters. Conclusion: Order either 20L or 40L to get the actual amount of gasoline you are paying for. This avoids the problem of computer-programmed short-pumping. The short pumping scandals started in the USA, with US gasoline stations installing special *cheater* circuit boards in their pumps that short-pumped, delivering l
    1 point
  19. I have used Francisco for 25 years, their sons grew up in the business, all speak English, call now as they are very busy with regulars like me, they keep an appointment book, and are always reliable, When I quit driving a couple years ago, I gave them my Van, it is now one of the taxi they use to take people out of town...
    1 point
  20. In 2014 Profeco finds that 18% of Pemex stations are short measuring the fuel. The irregularaties involve a difference in the amount of fuel sold vs amount of fuel served. The federal consumer protection agency dealt with 780 accusations from the public and made 866 visits of inspection to Pemex stations. Article here.
    1 point
  21. There is a good NEW stop a couple of hours north of Matehuela. 421 miles north of Ajijic at the San Pedro Parador is the new HsP Hotel with a $1000MN peso rate for a double. I have such a bad back that I dread the hard concrete mattresses at the Las Palmas in Matehuela. I also get to Matehuela and feel I could drive a few more hours. The HsP hotel can be phoned at 01-826-2311-1640 or their web site for a reservation is http://www.paradorturisticosanpedro.com.mx/hotel/ The hotel has secure parking if you are loaded, includes a continential breakfast and has a restaurant next door. While
    1 point
  22. Chillin', I'm not sure where you got the idea that any of us were talking about gourmet food. We are all in agreement that the main focus for any restaurant is to cook food well, whether it's filet mignon or a simple fish taco! If they can't cook, then it doesn't matter if it's the friendliest, nicest looking place around......it won't be in business for very long!
    1 point
  23. Help me out here. How does an imaginary made for TV bar have any relevance to this discussion? Nobody but actors "visited" the place. Hey, if you want to spend good money on poor food, be our guest. It's your stomach.
    1 point
  24. Re the legality: It's fully legal, because it is Google, Gmail, Yahoo and other private companies who are doing the scanning of our emails. When we agree to use their programs, we voluntarily click boxes that APPROVE / ACCEPT their terms & conditions. Because these are for-profit companies making $$billions, they REQUIRE that we agree to allow them to scan ALL of our ingoing & outgoing email traffic. If we don't like it, we simply pay for services that do not scan our online-activities. If you want your online services for free .... 'free' has a price. . . The part
    1 point
  25. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the pump puts in more gas than your tank will hold empty.
    1 point
  26. Yep, I get a little over 4 mpg less while in Mexico than I do NOB. I should get better mpg since the gas here does not contain ethanol.
    1 point
  27. ednet94 is right. There are at least a thousand gas stations all over Mexico on Profecos black list. It has nothing to do with not starting the pump at zero.
    1 point
  28. I wish this was true. Many meters are altered. You can find on YouTube videos where you can see they don't give complete liters or they fill up more liters then the capacity of a car which happened to me too once. Once every year or something like that they release a blacklist of stations with altered meters. That is a pretty long list and then still there are stations missing because they knew they were coming to check.
    1 point
  29. Disagree. Food has to be good, period. Otherwise, would restaurants lakeside be catering (NPI) to what, different social stratas? I don't think so. And I for one do not appreciate being hugged by happy-go-lucky waiters who feel that this action is more important than good service. And we certainly don't have Gordon Ramsey types around here, so that is never going to be a worry. It IS a challenge, and too many people here get into it without the experience or the fortitude for the job, and they just shouldn't bother. The ones that tend to win? Families who open taco stands, serving an always-in
    1 point
  30. Where did you learn the trade? What exactly are your credentials? thanks
    1 point
  31. Dios mio. Another "dog in restaurants" thread. REALLY??? These new restauranteurs haven't even opened yet, or set their policy as far as anyone knows. Quit tarnishing the place prematurely. Maybe the two warring "doggy" sides could give the argument a rest for a bit....out of common courtesy and fairness to the people starting up the restaurant. At least wait until it opens......
    1 point
  32. I believe it's in aisle, "don't be lazy", next to the "helpless" aisle. Good luck.
    1 point
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