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  1. For other newbies here (like me), its useful to remember that the talk about traffic lakeside is a frame of reference issue. I came here recently from Washington, DC, where a 90 minute commute (each way) was typical, and going anywhere on the weekend was a crap-shoot, because there was no traffic flow. Last weekend, we faced a 15 minute delay on the carretera due to the parade and chilli cook-off. I heard several locals howling about it. So its all depends on what you are used to experiencing. One friend told me "you'll know you're a local when you start complaining about the traffic.
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  2. Look at baby strollers, a common fix
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  3. Bless YOU, Lobos! You have a lucky dog!
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  4. Spain is another Country that wants you to have an IDP. It's all well and good for posters on here to tell you "Not needed" "Don't waste your money" They are not the ones that will be in deep doo doo if YOU get into an accident ..
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  5. Think about it. If it was that simple everyone would do it. Can't have your cake and eat to. The piper will be paid somewhere down the line. Pay me now or pay me latter.
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  6. What about raw goat milk? There is a product, Kabrita, that has a powder and found in the baby product aisle in Soriana, Walmart etc. I am aware canine nutitionists recommend raw goat milk as having less problems than cow. If you insist on cow you might talk to one of the farmers that sell pajaretes on the side of the road. If you don't communicate well in Spanish just ask your gardener, he'll know.
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  7. Interesting points, MC. I am getting to dread trips to town. I have blamed that on getting older and lazier, but indeed the traffic has increased a lot in the last year or so. I think Ajijic is becoming a commuter suburb for Guad. I knew that would happen some day, but I did not expect it this soon! I love living west of Ajijic--it is very quiet most of the time. Granted, it was a shorter distance to SuperLake, WalMart and Chapala when I lived in Chula Vista. But, the distance does save money, as I actually PLAN where I am going and what I am buying. No more going to SuperLake 3 times in
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  8. Dr. Todd Stong is going to speak on the lake water quality, etc. at Open Circle Mar 5. If you really want straight talk about water issues, he is your man.
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  9. I would not ignore the statement about being west of town and the traffic. After a few months, you start dreading any trip that takes you through all those stoplights to get anywhere east. An errand becomes a major chore because of the traffic that we now have here year round which worsens with the snow birds. I stuck it out 10mos, and even used O'Campo/Constitucion often to avoid the Carretera, but the traffic was still a major distraction for me and not worth it.
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  10. It's not only dumb, it is unsafe. You want the guy in front of you to see you clearly in his left hand mirror because that's the one people look in by far the most. Motorcycle trainers teach not to ride in the blind spot which is on the right hand side of the lane. I don't see any riders of motorcycles, not scooters, doing this and I don't think they stop people for it. Scooters are hard enough to see as it is without them not positioning to be seen by the driver in front. But a lot of them seem to do this which makes it even harder to avoid them.
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  11. You need what the rental company want. If the rental requirements say you need one why not comply.. All you need is the person behind the rental desk to be having a bad day and refuse you a rental car... I had one many many years ago so long ago I don't even recall the cost, if there was even a cost for it.
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  12. You said they will answer your questions and nothing more. Wouldn't that be one of your questions, and therefore they would answer it?
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  13. Some of the differences are not apparent.... like not having side impact or above window air bags.
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  14. Phil, You are on point and right on. I have done more then a few OMGs, HOLLY SH!!, did you see that and quick jerks of the steering wheel especially on the right side where two wheelers were zigging and zagging around cars. NOT are friends on Harley types, but on the smaller type sold at Walmarts and Soriana's that are used a lot by local restaurants and carry out food places for home delivery. Stay alert at all times and try to not swear so much PLEASE. I hear you some times.
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  15. You need to understand that a vehicle sold in Mexico is different. On the assembly line it is built for the country of destination. Many times the exact same model will have fewer airbags etc. Also it might have a different emissions system. In all respect you are disagreeing while in the same time stating that what I wrote was accurate. Different levels of equipment in model packages. Different emissions, and safety equipment. It could be the exact same model, but not the exact same car. If it was he could have nationalized it by having a licensed importer change the odomete
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  16. They are young people who think they are immortal, and soon they may find themselves disabled for life, or dead, with grieving relatives. Saw a guy doing a wheelie in front of Soriana today WAY off the ground, speeding big time for quite a distance north, as there were no other cars in front of him. A terrific thrill, no doubt, but I hope he is careful in future.
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  17. Was he wearing helmet? Most "amateur" motorcycle riders (scooters and such) in these towns don't use any protection, dont have any license nor registration , not even insurance, they drive like they are inmortals or made out of plastic, run red lights in Soriana, and take over through the right lane or just drive by very fast and close to the parked cars, be careful when getting off your cars or crossing streets because they appear from nowhere.
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  18. EX-PAT2011 none of the above apply to me. I do however have Multiple sclerosis and I drink coffee to give me energy, two cups in the morning and one in the afternoon. I was wondering if this could be the problem just haven't googled it yet. But I think my first step will be to take Michael2595's advice and get some strips and check my acid. I had already started the Apple cider vinegar last night. I'm not big on meds at all been off of everything for a couple of years and doing great so if this works it will save me a trip to the doctor. If not I will contact the Dr who was referred above.
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  19. You need to understand that a vehicle sold in Mexico is different. On the assembly line it is built for the country of destination. Many times the exact same model will have fewer airbags etc. Also it might have a different emissions system.
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  20. Funny that nobody mentioned the potential causes of a gout flare up. My family are long time gout sufferers and we all treat it differently. Here's the scoop. Some causes of gout attacks are: any type of shellfish, with emphasis on shrimp and lobster. Also, meats that are high in protein, such as beef liver or duck liver (froi gras) spelling? But, the #1 cause is beer. Yes beer. My doctor told me not to drink anymore beer for the rest of my days and I may be able to eat the occasional shrimp(s) or lobster. But, don't combine the two. My brother takes 300mg of Allopurinol a day and drink
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  21. Sounds like they thought you were ripe to pay the "gringo" price. Good going!
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  22. Having been a Realtor in the U.S., the most important thing I learned is that "a home is only worth what a willing and able buyer will pay for it." Market conditions, timing, condition, location are all contributing factors, however you can only get what someone is willing to pay. What I find interesting here at Lakeside is retirees in their 70s wanting to move back NOB that are holding out for what they want to get for their house here. If they really want to move, they need to price it to sell. If they don't price it to sell, then they are pricing it to live in it.
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  23. A Mexican car built for the Mexican market can not be imported to the US. Different safety standards and pollution control equipment. But cheaper . . .
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