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  1. 7 points
    The woman who threw feces on the caretaker a week ago and who has been asked to never go to that football field again, was once again there with her dogs this morning. This field is actually run, not by the municipality, but a private group from the neighborhood and cleaned and mowed by Don Luis, the man that she threw the feces on. Since she is aware that she is not to go there anymore or she will be facing charges, I can only guess that she is doing it to prove a point. If you know her, please remind her that there are consequences for her behavior and to refrain from visiting that field.
  2. 7 points
    How proud I was to find this great photo of Ajijic in the Travel Section of this morning's paper. It was among the "stunning summer vacation photos submitted by readers." Thanks, John Allred of Palm Springs. (I think the photo is the former real estate office on Colon near the carretera.) ENJOY!!
  3. 4 points
    This is neither rude nor an attack. It is a reminder.
  4. 4 points
    I think you may be right, but this subject was such a can 'o worms that it needed closing, and none of us is professionally qualified (as far as I know) to speculate on a web board about the matter. IMHO, best to let it lie.
  5. 4 points
    Doesn’t matter whose “fault” it is. Difficult to be a sophisticated up-scale tourist draw with piles of garbage on the corners.
  6. 4 points
    With the money being spent on improvements, renovations, a second floor Terraza and who knows what else, this looks like it is going to be a quality, first class restaurant with premium foods and prices. It will be a welcome change to dismal, dull and now defunct, Salvador's. Another step up the ladder to change Ajijic from small town to big time tourist draw. I think it's going to be a showplace and a popular upscale destination.
  7. 3 points
    Had a friend proctologist who decided to retire young after making a ton of money. He was a car guy and wanted still to work with his hands so went to mechanic school graduating with honors. In fact his final exam was to tear a car apart and put it back together--got 150%. Since he couldn't understand how anyone could get over 100%, he asked the instructor about it. He was told 50% for tear down, 50% for putting it all back together---but got the bonus because it was the first time he ever saw it all done through the tailpipe!!
  8. 3 points
    The information published on ajijicnews.com and officeholidays.com is incomplete. Most, but not all, Mexico holidays are celebrated on the closest Monday (to create a "long weekend"). El día de la Independencia is an exception and is always celebrated on September 16th. Therefore, Monday September 17, 2018 is a normal workday throughout Mexico.
  9. 3 points
    When was this "communicated?" Too late for my entire neighborhood. Trash is everywhere. If anyone here thinks the kind of incompetence and corruption the unfortunate residents of the Municipio of Chapala are subjected to is common in Mexico that is not only insulting a lot of decently run localities with a lot less in resources than this one, it is pure nonsense. I just got back from a ten day moto tour covering over 3K kilometers and going as far south as Oaxaca and almost to Veracruz and driving through dozens of towns the size of this one and I never saw the kind of grunge and neglect we have had inflicted on us by this government. No wonder the Mexican community voted more than two to one to toss it. Not paying the landfill and letting the trash pile up is their farewell to us it seems. It is now over two and a half years since this has been going on and that doesn't even include the almost total lack of street maintenance over the same period. Thanks loads Javier I hope you have fun with our tax dollars. If anyone wants to organize a mass dumping of trash at the door of city hall you can count me in. Enough is enough. We have a right to be fed up with this terrible local government. Maybe a huge trash pile in their door will get their attention. Shame, shame on Chapala!
  10. 2 points
    We've found several here whose reviews seem to reflect our own tastes well so we pay close attention to their posts. Also if a place gets a significant negative response we've generally found it not worth a return visit if we go at all. Trip Advisor seems to have more than its share of starry eyed reviewers so we generally don't consult it. In this group Gringal is our favorite reviewer. Thanks Gringal!
  11. 2 points
    Nothing against anyone who uses it, but I find Trip Advisor to be a complete waste of time. Reviews vary wildly for any given place, and this is because everything is subjective. How can you accept anything that veers between "best ever" and "worst ever", or "excellent value" and "overpriced"? And no, counting up the good vs. bad to see who comes out on top is just silly. Because even if there are 60 "likes" and 40 "don't likes", that's still 40 people who don't like. At times simply reading the restaurant reviews on this board makes me wonder if there is something wrong with my own taste buds. At least here, there are certain people who's opinion I can (usually) count on. Nothing like that on Trip Advisor.
  12. 2 points
    If you want customers to walk in display a menu on your door, it is cheap advertising. Xolo does not Purple Garlic Pizza only has specials on the door.
  13. 2 points
    Important to some of us ....How much does he charge for a once-a-week work on a small, simple space in San Antonio?
  14. 2 points
    the trash issue is Chapala's fault.
  15. 2 points
    Soon the discussion will be whether they allow pets or not!
  16. 2 points
    But you didn 't get OTA reception when you lived in Ajijic - so why waste time and effort posting the idea in the first place.
  17. 2 points
    Actually, I am with a lot of others so unhappy losing Salvadors and the thought of going from a cosy quiet retirement area to a bustling overpriced small town is kinda outside my reasons for being here. I knew what we had here and was and still is happy to be in Chapala for the long term. I am way past hoping for future expensive growth in this lovely Mexican retirement area.
  18. 2 points
    It also has a lot to do with people not understanding the care and feeding of the septic tank. I won't take away from the OP but it's easy to find out on google. "Though things that are flushed are often hush hushed, It's important that you should know In the city, you're not, when you sit on the pot Lest you block what is known as the flow. Foreign things at a junction, often cause a malfunction If the contents aren't bodily made. And, while you seek relief, you'll cause nothing but grief And the management's lengthy tirade."
  19. 2 points
    I would hesitate to suggest building to a person who is not yet familiar with the area, the workers and the costs. My suggestion is the usual: Rent for at least six months before even considering buying or building. You should learn about neighborhoods without making a big financial commitment. Houses usually sell slowly for many reasons, including the unavailability of good financing options such as are found in the States.
  20. 2 points
    How would you like to live in a retirement home and have groups of strangers walking around and looking at you? Make appointments and visit the ones that interest you on your own.
  21. 2 points
    I am one of those allergic to smoke. Can not eat at this restaurant even though it is outdoors. The configuration of the restaurant doesn't allow for the smoke to disapate or for a person to move away.
  22. 2 points
    Homeopathy, which I have been using since the 70's, works. There is no one remedy for a specific problem. It treats the person, not the name of the illness. Your migraine headache, sore throat, or belly ache would have different symptoms than mine. I did not wake up one day and decide I like homeopathy. I tried it when I had a problem that allopathy couldn't help. It worked, so I tried it another time. It worked. I had an open mind, but not a stupid "belief" in it. I am 75 years old and am very healthy. Unlike most people my age, I don't take a bunch of meds, I don't have to run to the doctor often, but would have no hesitation using allopathics if my homeopathic treatment didn't work. The allopathic system often doesn't cure, it might alleviate some symptoms but the side effects of the meds can bring on more problems, which need more meds, etc. And BIG PHARMA makes more money. Homeopathy works to strengthen your immune system so the body does its own healing. No one person has the same makeup as anyone else. The British Royals have been using homeopathy for generations. They seem to do well with it, don't you think?
  23. 2 points
    you don't need to believe in homeopathic medicine for it to work. i've used it to treat an autistic mexican boy of 6 who had never spoken and had 2000 seizures a month and now he goes to a special school and speaks english and is free of fits. he had no belief,but i can assure you his mother now does. also on animals....keep an open mind,do some research.
  24. 1 point
    It's just a normal workday. Everything should be open.
  25. 1 point
    And you wonder why some people get confused. This thread is supposed to be about the Smoke House restaurant, not a carniceria! If you want to have a discussion on cuts and price of meat, start a new thread!