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  1. To my knowledge we have neither a "Brickette" nor a Pedro here and if I get the idea the latter Pedro of infamy is here under a new handle his stay will be short. Not only has this thread totally diverged from the OP's request, it has degenerated into a personal pissing match. Closed.
    8 points
  2. Very good video. One question comes to mind, and that is whether the cost of top level hearing aids is unnecessarily inflated because of a simple profit motive, or is it really that much more costly to produce? They are so expensive that they are out of reach of people on a tight budget. Being able to purchase anything OTC that could help the problem to any extent, and at an affordable price, is going to make a major difference in many seniors' lives. Growing old is already a royal PITA, but becoming isolated by deafness as well is even worse. I have never understood why it isn't covered
    3 points
  3. Just as an aside, for those who say this market is better, that one is too touristy, etc. Please note that not everyone just hops in their car and then off they go to whatever spot suits them at the moment. Some of us do not have a car, and make our choices according to time/distance/ease of access. This is NOT a complaint, as I am car free by choice, just a statement. Some of us need flat, even surfaces to feel safe as we walk. Over a decade ago, I used to live across the street from the Ajijic tianguis, and it was VERY convenient. Milk and perishables were available at El Torito an
    3 points
  4. That's what a Min Pin is, a Miniature Pinscher. A Doberman Pinscher is another variation. I will contact the powers that be and see what we can do to help.
    2 points
  5. You just do not get it Liana, the rich Mexicans from Ajijic send their servants to buy expensive fish to Chapala as it is cheaper.. Another case where the Pedro logic prevails...or by the way it is also cheaper because the guy drives every day from San Blas with the fresh fish in his truck.. and we all know that red snapper is the best fish you can buy and on and on😅 Imagine driving 4 h to go and 4 to come back just to gets us some fres fish from San Blas when the stuff arrives every day in Zapopan..just as fresh...It is interesting that all the tianguis fish retailers say they come from
    2 points
  6. Pedro you are the one with the inferiority complex and the chip on the shoulder, as i said I do not care, I buy fish at the fish store near my house. I was looking for an expensive fish and ask him if he sold it in Chapala. He said no.
    2 points
  7. The Mexican government does have an organic certification program. It is Agricultura Mexico. There will be a number like MX-BIO-132 . Also the new Organico Sagarpa Mexico. In fact Mexico is number 4 in the world in organic production. Locals here won't pay the cost. National brands like Mr Lucky produce have the certification.
    2 points
  8. Probably better to spell it out a little more, like… ¿Tiene parches de tela se puede planchar sobre la tela rota para arreglarla? Hierro is iron alright….different kind….LOL
    2 points
  9. I think the Mexican concept is that you are not the owner of the other 50% so you have to become the owner before you have any rights on the property and this is why you have beneficiaries and wills.. It is to designate who had the right to the property but you still have to be the owner of it, which is spelt out in the deed. If your name is not on both parts of the 50% you cannot sell 100% of the property, It seems pretty clear to me.
    2 points
  10. I would think fastening you seat belt would be good practice anytime you are moving in a vehicle in Mexico. I know the Transito policía think that way, they think it is a "must" also……..LOL
    2 points
  11. From what I understand that is not correct. It would make total sense that it should be the way you are thinking as this was my thinking as well. But, of course, the government has to make is complex in order to get more fees. Someone I know was trying to purchase a property where this situation existed and before the sale could be completed, the property had to be transferred in the name of the remaining owner and it slowed everything down for two months or more.
    2 points
  12. In an earlier post I referred to the Chapala tianguis and it's wonders. You have quoted me out of context.I am speaking of the wonders of the Chapala Mercado in the Plaza, which can be frequented 7 days per week to enjoy all the things that you mentioned that you can only do for one day, in what I consider your apple as opposed to my orange.And I suggest again that the Chapala tianguis is larger and far superior to the Ajijic tianguis and less expensive as a bonus. who wouldn't want to buy a belt from this guy at the Chapala tianguis. I bought 2.
    2 points
  13. We went for the prime rib this past Friday. Very tender and delicious. Must be US beef! Great mash potatoes, horseradish, au jus and a popover. Salad was good too with their dressing. Cost of prime rib was $150p per 100g.
    1 point
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  15. Talking about price. I was told that the price charged at Costco is much more reasonable than most outlets. I bought a pair of Resound hearing aids in Sep 2016 from the Seattle Costco hearing aid center for only $2,599.98 US. Yes, that's quite a bit of money, but much less than what the video above suggested many hearing aid centers would charge.
    1 point
  16. Could this be him? I saw someone posting about him wandering in Villa Nova since the beginning of April, on a Facebook page for lost and found animals. They say his owner hasn't been seen in months.
    1 point
  17. FYI? The Children's Art Program no longer meets on that patio. They are now on the front lawn of the house on the South Campus and all of their art supplies have also been moved from those bodegas.
    1 point
  18. Experiences are OK, don't get me wrong. Just not a very customer oriented personality a bit too brusque for my tastes. I'll continue to use him for repair but I want someone more accommodative and willing to take the time to answer questions when spending big bucks on new aids.
    1 point
  19. Truthfully I don't find him to be the most communicative person around here I've dealt with. Just not very customer oriented IMO. Your mileage may vary.
    1 point
  20. I suggest that he told you what he thought you wanted to here to make you feel better. HAPPYJILLIN
    1 point
  21. I've had good results with Polo repairing my Costco (Oticon) hearing aids. However not sure if he would be able to program or reprogram these or newer hearing aids. I think that requires some pretty specialized equipment.
    1 point
  22. Get there 20 minutes before if you take a private jet. Try Jet smart. There are many others. BTW be prepared to pay about 25,000 dollars. https://www.jetsuite.com/
    1 point
  23. I posted elsewhere--the SAT tower 's antennae was stolen. Talked to the gentleman at TelCel last week, he said a new one has been ordered and will be here and installed in 2 weeks, mas o menos. I am thinking, mas.
    1 point
  24. EXACTLY! And quit thinking everything here is a simple scenario like "Foreign Husband and Wife buy a property in Mexico and one of them dies...". There are COUNTLESS other possible complications and questions of ownership. --A fifty year old deed contains a beneficiary clause that's no longer relevant to current situation (but was never changed) --Oh, look! There's a surprise will nobody knew about! --Multiple children/heirs from inside the marriage....or children/heirs from outside the marriage --Whoops! There are extra husbands or wives in the background... (never le
    1 point
  25. I love my Costco hearing aids. Although I happened to buy the pair at the Seattle Costco which is 4 miles from my Condo, the two Guadalajara Costco's that I have visited, both carried the same brand and product as I purchased in Seattle for about the same price.
    1 point
  26. The vendors from Ajijic told me they went to Chapala as well. The fish guy once told me his selction was better in Ajijic because more people could afford fish that was more exensive.. IYears ago before Walmar and SOriana I used to go there every Wednesday , now I do not bother at all. In San Cristobal I live a couple of block from the indigenous market and I shop there every day. They have a great selction from the hghlands for the cold veggies and fruit and from the low lands with all kinds of exotic fruit and veggies. Indigenous bring wild mushrooms, snailsm ants and all kinds if green
    1 point
  27. We just used Derek (he had an ad in the Guad Reporter) who came and installed Firesticks on our two Samsung TVs. Now, we have access to practically everything and it's all FREE (after the cost of installation/Firesticks). He spent a lot of time here until everything was up and running. I really recommend him. FWIW, one of the access points (or whatever you call it) is the same as I have on my Android tablet. No more $130/month cable bills. If you go to Play Store, just download USA TV & Radio. You'll be amazed at what's out there for free!
    1 point
  28. Costco also has a hearing center with a sound proof booth and they do hearing tests. I'd be concerned about Polo's tests since they are subject to interference from ambient noise.
    1 point
  29. There are more food vendors in the Chapala tianguis than you can shake a stick at. More than one taco stand for starters.
    1 point
  30. All of that is sold at the Ajijic Wednesday market. When I lived in Ajijic, that tianguis was the highlight of my week. Conversing with the vendors--don Rafa and his wife doña Tere, the young women who sold gorditas, the man who sold fresh fish and always had a sample of something to taste, the young man who sold great chicken, the yoghurt man and his wife--plus seeing so many of my Mexican friends and neighbors (I had a van and my neighbors often carpooled there and back with me). I often saw ex-pat friends--people I only saw at the tianguis, we'd always stop to chat for a minute. And the
    1 point
  31. Any optical shop anywhere can do it for you. No need to call first.
    1 point
  32. the principle street in Chapala is a disgrace you must put on your seatbelt to drive down Madero or be toss out of your car, it has been this way for several years, embarrassing
    1 point
  33. Buy a pack in a store an use it.. No need to buy up north.
    1 point
  34. Back when I was in my 20s and traveling Mexico, I remember that they used to sell those hard plastic containers that held half a dozen eggs- they sold them wherever they sold plastic stuff. Now you never see them anymore. But you can get them up north in sporting goods stores that sell camping gear. It would be a good thing to bring down from a trip NOB. The eggs in a plastic bag is ridiculous- I can never get 6 home without at least one or two broken.
    1 point
  35. In the small shops around here, that is exactly how the eggs are. All different shapes and all different shades and they aren't perfectly clean neither. You usually tell them how many you want and they place them in a small plastic bag, so be careful. If we buy eggs at Walmart or Soriana, we usually save the cartons for when we buy the local mom and pop store eggs. Many people here (like us) will have neighbors that sell their chicken and ducks out of their house.
    1 point
  36. That is what I call organic.
    1 point
  37. Unfortunately, you're wrong. Mexicans use tons of pesticides. There's little education here about the dangers- they spray malathion around like it's water, using no gloves, no masks, etc.
    1 point
  38. There is no organic certification by the government (or anyone else). “Organic” is taken on faith and anyone can use the term. Also, some pesticides banned in the U.S. are still used here.
    1 point
  39. Ajijic lacks a mercado, but Chapala has an active one, where fresh produce, meats, poultry, and more, are available every morning. We loved living nearby.
    1 point
  40. I didn't know that. Thank you for sharing your solution!
    1 point
  41. I took the oath of citizenship yesterday.
    1 point
  42. I've lived in six locations on the north side; lake front in Ajijic (2), mountain side Ajijic, Ajijic village, San Antonio, and upper Chula Vista, as well as Jocotepec over eight plus years, and now living (happily) lake front near San Luis. Telmex does have phone and internet here, IF, you can get an available line. I've been on the waiting list for something like six months. I don't know the local speed for Telmex, but they commonly offer only a fractional upload speed, compared to the download speed (10Mb dn/perhaps 0.5Mb up). Spyderweb offers internet in many locations here (needs l
    1 point
  43. We switched to Santorini (21 pesos) a year ago and my frequent tummy troubles have become much less frequent.
    1 point
  44. We have a friend that has one of those water filter pitchers and Bonafont had alot of debris in the pitcher, I asked her to try Miguel water from Javier and there were no black specs in the water pitcher. Bonafont is expensive and over rated but I like the bigger jugs and all the water guys have all kinds of jugs.
    1 point
  45. Two Texans that moved to Mexico share their thoughts on what they wish they knew before they came here.
    0 points
  46. Looks like a miniature Doberman.
    0 points
  47. FYI: I went to Soriana in search of the iron on patches. They do not have them. I guess it's the Tiangus....dang.
    0 points
  48. Why people keep coming when the infrastructure cannot support a larger population is beyond me. If I had it to do over again, I'd pick darn near anywhere but here.
    0 points
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