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  1. I'm 74 in two weeks. I work out 6 days per week, 3 at the gym in Plaza Bugambillas, 3 on a life cycle. I do pretty much everything I used to including riding a full sized motorcycle on extended distances. It is a proven fact you don't have to get weak when you get old. I notice few people in my generation at the gym. The ones who are are like me. We all have our aches and pains but we don't let it stop us. I may not live any longer but I should be less limited in the mean time. Cardio will help you live longer but strength training is for the here and now. That gym has everything for strength and/or cardio training. It works, give it a go! There are several trainers there who are fluent in English and knowledgeable about training for older people. I suggest either Eddie or Kim.
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  2. Daniel Jackson Garcia Hidalgo 29-A Ajijic 766-2223
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  3. Too much work for me. Parking for inside service not acceptable. Tried to order a pizza but they DO NOT deliver. Phoned the delivery service who said their charge was 50 pesos. The pizza was 200 pesos so with a tip of 20 pesos it was 270 pesos for a 12” pizza. So phoned perry’s, mj closed Sunday, and delivery pizza and tip was 200 pesos and a larger pizza. Bottom line is this purple garlic will not be a likely choice in the foreseeable future.
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  4. I play table tennis 3 times a week, and it is a complete workout, including the mind. Nothing better for preventing dementia than table tennis.
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  5. My suggestion is, if possible, schedule flights that allow you to come at a better hour, you know not so late or early, something I can do when commuting between Seattle or Vancouver and Guadalajara. When it wasn't possible I chose to stay overnight at a stop-over that landed in the early evening, and then took an earlier flight the next day that landed mid day in Guadalajara.
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  6. Very nicely stated Spencer. I have always found the services that are provided by your office, you and your staff to be exemplary. Moving to Mexico is stressful enough without dealing with the bureaucracy of the various government entities.
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  7. Well hey you can offer the service, hire a car, review documents, have the car wait an hour or two, translate, etc. If there is just one person we take a loss. God forbid we actually make money and not lose it. Yes hire a taxi or driver like the one that screwed up a clients papers at the SAT office, he paid taxi rates and got taxi brains. Then the mess had to be cleaned up.
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  8. Come and join us for our opening show!
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  9. Beware of passion flower vines. They attract a lovely little moth that lays its eggs on them. When they hatch (by the thousands) the caterpillars can decimate the vine in a matter of days and they are hard to get rid of because as fast as they become moths they come back to the same spot and lay their eggs. Totally gross and extremely messy- who knew how much caterpillars poop in a day.
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  10. Ah, but they are already deaf therefore they have to play it loud so that they can hear it! πŸ˜‰
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  11. That will be the place with really loud music that disturbs the neighbours then.
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  12. There is also option to use Uber service (app on smartphone) and drivers are insured and would manage the β€œbad” roads without issue. Have used already multiple times here without any issues. ~Dubhead
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  13. Thanks for all the input. An added note is that the office is easy to find. It is in the Plaza de Torres across from the tall IMSS Hospital on Lazaro Cardenas as you come into the city from Chapala. You take 8 Julio exit and park in the plaza's lot, go up a short flight of stairs and there it is. I didn't need my inapam card to get a discount, and if any of your paperwork is off, you can go downstairs to the cyber (internet store) and the young man there will find and print your CFE bill, CURP, or make photocopies.
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  14. Goshas is 250 pesos and superb, I had it last year...will go again this year with my gang...
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  15. I would suggest: Senecio confusus ....Mexican Flame Vine Pyrostegia venusta ( orange trumpetvine)..... I see lots of this vine around the village. I am fascinated by Thunbergia Mysorensis "Acanthus Family" but maybe not the best choice for your purpose. The one in our yard had very solid metal frame. I think it was built specifically for this vine. Quite amazing sight of long pendulums .
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  16. To see a coral vine check out the foliage growing along the western sidewalk outside of LCS. It's mixed in with another vine.
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  17. This is why I am so not into Facebook. So hard to understand, no menu, street address (not familiar to me), but no specific cross street or specific directions, no phone number. Facebook sucks!!!
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  18. I've renewed my MX driver's license 3 times and it was super easy. You don't need to speak Spanish. I'm renewing my license in a couple of weeks, and you are welcome to ride with me. I'm going anyhow, so there's no charge. My car holds 5. Just make certain that you have all of the necessary documents outlined above, and a copy. You don't need to bring photos as they take them there. If you have an Inapam card, bring that and you'll get half off. I'll check your documents before we leave. If you want to come with me, please drop me a PM and we'll settle on a date.
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  19. If you are arriving at Guadalajara at midnight and plan on coming to Chapala or Ajijic, I would definitely just come on to Ajijic by way of taxi, my folks do it frequently at that hour, there are always taxis, and the airport taxis know the road well. I don't think there is anything to really worry about, now if they are planning on driving, maybe........but the taxi drivers know the stretch well.
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  20. Canadian Legion is having Thanksgiving at the American Legion in Chapala... Cost $350 pesos...
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  21. Firstly, I have information only about Ajijic. Others need to contact their delegado and get info on their villages. A team has been put to work on potholes and street lights by Delegado Juan Ramon. For the first time, workers who cleaned up Av. Revolucion after the wednesday tianguis got to keep the fee the merchants pay for the cleanup. Some happy workers and presumably they will be hard working in the future. Again, thanks to Juan Ramon. Gardeners are back at work at the plaza and malecon. Our hardworking Poncho Hernandez is one of them. Performance over politics. Sadly the gardeners have no tools. All have disappeared.
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  22. My office helps people. Some people are penny pinchers, others do it your selfers, others would rather have things done right and not worry and deal with preparing forms and waiting in lines at the bank and at immigration for the one document that is essential for life in Mexico. Some do their own taxes, change the oil in their cars, mow their own lawns and wash their cars, others don't. It is like insurance, some feel they don't need it but are glad they have it when they need it. Immigration can be quirky and some cases need extra attention and sometimes you never know until you submit and then weeks pass and find out that they made a mistake or need something fixed. Other times we see issues and mistakes or things that need extra care or explaining to do it from the start as after 1,000s of visas and going up to 2 times daily to immigration in Chapala / Guadalajara we have learned quite a few things and see patterns as well as changes in policies which you do not want to be the first person prejudiced by.
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  23. We have one room available and would accept her. We specialize in Alzheimer's and dementia, people with memory issues. lakesidecare.com or my number 331-406-5253.
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  24. That's why it's wearing red, isn't it?πŸ˜‰
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  25. I'm ignoring the tone of one of the previous posts, since obviously, "self insured" was not understood clearly. I am in the same slot. I have health issues that prevent my obtaining either private insurance or IMSS acceptance. I signed up for Seguro Popular so that a serious problem with long term expense could be taken care of. I cancelled my Medicare Part B upon moving to Mexico in 2004 and established a medical savings account which became so substantial that I have be able to take care of all my medical costs out of pocket and have plenty left over. Some call that "self insured". I prefer to use private hospitals when needed and would not be looking forward to the Seguro Popular option, but I don't expect to acquire great piles of money from here on, so f I run out of my own funds, I'll take the "Mash without incoming fire" facility...and be grateful that the Mexican government has provided it. I, too, am appalled when someone who didn't avail themselves of either IMSS or Seguro Popular puts out a plea for his/her friends and neighbors to pay their medical expenses. That's inexcusable, IMO.
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  26. I love my ATT service and use it here and in the US. Renewing my contract yearly has proven formidable because it seems the ATT left hand doesn`t know what the right hand is doing. Have two phones, one got to keep the previous number the other never did follow through with it despite numerous visits to the office in Ajijic. There was a chap running the Chapala store who was on the ball and I never had a problem. He is no longer there and the current staff can`t seem to resolve the problem. Have not been able to find a troubleshooter with ATT Mexico and ATT USA doesn`t seem to care. Bottom line, they don`t renew your contract but rather start all over as if you`re fresh of the boat and inevitably screw it up. So I would comment Customer Service sucks while reception service has proven better than Telcel for me.
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  27. I noticed the music was quite loud in the morning, but when I would return for lunch on the first floor at Salvador's or Chopsticks that the volume was not noticeable around noon. Someone said the noise was turned down before about 10 AM. When is the music loud? Only in the early morning?
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  28. Seems a it expensive for the venue..maybe CDollars!!
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  30. I wonder if anyone will ever try to serve a 'turducken' for Thanksgiving? I would love that!
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  31. For first-time joiners, I visited an IMSS private "rep" today and she tells me that if you have ANY pre-existing condition, you will be rejected (i.e. glaucoma, high blood pressure). You must take a health exam. You must join WITH another family member, so if either of you have a pre-existing condition, both are rejected. Apparently the rules have become progressively strict over the past couple years. Before having the health exam, you pay your fees and if you are rejected, you lose your fees. I double-checked the info with an attorney, who confirmed. If anyone has a different recent experience, please share.
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