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  1. Great information. Thank you. This is the kind of post that everyone can benefit from.
  2. I just helped someone return another vehicle to Canada.... it is just too expensive and too much trouble to nationalize. (No fee involved, just helping a friend) We are often warned to be very careful who we engage to assist with nationalization. Here is a bit of a rant from the other side of the transaction. Some of the reputable people, who have been doing this for years, have had their reputations dragged through the mud because some broker provided a false document along the way. What is really ironic is that some Americans and Canadians who do not have legal title to the vehicles they have been driving have given money to someone to import their vehicle, fully knowing that it can not possibly be imported, without someone providing a phony title along the way...... then, when the vehicle gets stuck on the US side of the border, or the car is impounded in Mexico... they extort money from the person they hired to import the vehicle. I know two Mexican business people who had to pay their client for vehicles, unsuccessfully imported..... to avoid having their reputations ruined or being accused of stealing the vehicle and taking it to the US. Take your car back to its home country and sell it, or pay someone to do it for you. And if you do not have the title for your car, do not be an A hole and try and persuade some poor sucker to "take care of it" for you.
  3. Before trying any fast watercraft, I suggest kayaking. There are many hidden trees and fences under the water. It is very shallow in places. Kayaking would allow you to learn about where these objects are, and where it would be safe to jetski. The experience of kayaking is just amazing. Try it!
  4. It is high for here, but it sure is less than where I come from. I think what she is selling is her training as a stylist and colourist. I only need to go every 5 weeks or so, so 50 pesos does not make a lot of difference to me. I just want to see results. I will give her a try.
  5. Just wanted to let you all know that the volunteers at Upscale Resale are working on expanding our use of the internet, including using Chapala.Com free Classified Ads and Mercado Libre, for some of the bigger items such as musical instruments. There are a lot of great Thrift shops and Bazars in Riberas and, it appears, quite a few people from Guadalajara have made that discovery. The volunteer staff at Upscale Resale are always open to hear ideas, answer questions or concerns. They love to tell you about the two organizations that this effort supports: Hope House and La Ola You can read more about Upscale Resale consignment shop here: http://shopupscale.webs.com/ Feel free to phone or send email via the link provided on that site. Its a great day to spend some time in Riberas visiting Upscale Resale and all of the non profit thrift shops in the area. All support worthy causes.
  6. I lived without a car for three months, after moving here. I had visited, many times, without a car. You do not need one. I used to drop about 5 - 10 pounds each visit here because I walked 5 -10 miles a day. After getting a little car, I gained thirty!! A car, if you live in walking distance to groceries and a farmacia, is not a necessity. You can rent a car, once a month or so, when you want to do a little more exploring. You can take one of the organized bus trips to Guadalajara if you want to go to the big stores and there are always taxi's for the evening. I bought my car because I wanted to drive and explore other parts of Mexico. I wish it would refuse to drive anywhere I could walk to.
  7. What was the brand name of the soft drink? Are there bottles around? Roca Azul Cola...... hmmmm. That sounds good!
  8. melina

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      Hello ValGal, I'm also from Penticton living in Naramata. Care to do coffee some time? Email me at chris2realnice@yahoo.com and we will make arrangements. I own a house in Chapala not far from Soriana.

  9. Getting ready for Ajijic!!

    1. streetcar


      Accidently sent a messge to the lady that was robbed instead of you. I am going to Penticton on Oct 13th. Can you tell me where to buy the loud noise maker?? Do you have mail or small item you need to have taken there? Let me know.

      Karen 765-4172

  10. Thanks for the detailed answer regarding enforcing money judgements (from a provincial civil case) in Mexico. I did not notice the answer until this morning. It does seem that, if the person has moved all their assets to Jalisco... unless the judgment is very large... it would not be worth the effort.

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