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  1. And if you haven't already, please talk with your doctor about living with your illness at high altitude.
  2. This is a really complex question. Of course there is street food everywhere in Mexico--but sold by foreigners? I've never seen that, anywhere. IMHO, it would be far more practical to have a cart built to your specifications here, rather than bring it here with you. The complications of bringing one could be enormous. You are required to have a work permit in order to earn money in Mexico Work permits (not cheap) are available to people with either a Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente visa, but not to anyone with a tourist card (the 180-day or less permission to enter Mexico as a visitor). It is possible to apply for a work permit to be self-employed, but you'll need to ask at your Mexican consulate to find out the ins and outs of that, and if the rules apply to this kind of work. Then there is the question of licensing a cart--here's some information in Spanish about how to go about that in Mexico. Note that in the information linked here, you will only see rules for Mexican citizens--you may not be eligible at all. https://www.gob.mx/tramites/ficha/permiso-transitorio-para-comercio-ambulante/SEMARNAT39 If your intent is to continue to sell hot dogs, brats, and lobster rolls, you need to consider where you might find what you need to prepare them. Hot dogs here are not what you are used to in Colorado, brats are not made here and are very difficult to find, and Maine lobster is all but nonexistent. Even the bread for a lobster roll will be extremely difficult to find here--our bread is different from the bread in the USA. Maybe you bake your own--I see that bread making is one of your interests. Have you ever been to Lake Chapala, or elsewhere in Mexico where you might have thought about settling? If not, you definitely want to come spend some time here to see how life is, before you make a plan to move here. Life is not the same here as it is in the USA. You need to investigate whether you will be eligible for a Residente Temporal or Residente Permanente visa. There are income requirements you must meet in order to apply for those. Visit the Mexican consulate nearest you to get some solid information.
  3. My Bancomer account was exactly like that: I was the titular, my wife was the second on the account. Now that I think of it, she still may be--I need to check with the bank.
  4. Doubtful. I am a Mexican citizen and was the titular on an account with my wife, who was a foreigner when I asked Bancomer to add her to the account.
  5. Others have addressed your interest in having a "joint account" at Bancomer. As far as I know, there can only be one titular (owner of the account) but you can have other names listed on the account as users. At one time I was the titular on a Bancomer account and my wife was a second user. Regarding your CFE situation, the easiest thing to do is download the CFE app on your cel phone and pay your bill on the app. I pay the CFE bill that comes in my landlord's name; CFE doesn't care who pays, as long as someone does. The app is very user-friendly and takes literally a minute to pay. Once you have it installed on your cel phone, you use your cel phone to scan the bar code on the bill, the account pops right up with the amount due, you pay it with your Mexican bank account, and done. You immediately receive a confirmation email showing that the bill is paid. I also use Bancomer and up until now, have had no problems with CFE accepting the payment.
  6. "Tarifa de circular" is meaningless. Tarjeta de circulación is correct, it's the permission for any vehicle to be on the road. Thanks for correcting yourself. Yes, everyone must have one. As far as I remember, the tarjeta de circulación is permanent. New vehicles are eligible for the 00 hologram, which exempts them from further smog testing (verificación) for several years. There is no tenencia in CDMX unless your car is out of compliance with CDMX regulations. There IS what is known as "Refrendo"--the cost this year is 524 pesos. Odd that you can get driver's license insurance using a friend's liability policy.
  7. Why in the world would you think a car with CDMX plates is "probably" a chocolate? Customs import document? Liability insurance only? Your points are totally confused. I lived in Mexico City for 8 years, owned a car for a good portion of that time, never paid a 600 peso annual fee, and don't understand your reasoning. There is no such thing as a "tarifa circular"--maybe you are thinking of the annual smog revision sticker, but cars under a certain age are not required to have that. Can you please send me a link to an article that backs up your many points?
  8. Interjet does not charge for seat selection and drinks/snacks. They offer tiers of pricing for different options for luggage, from carry-on to the sky's the limit. They email you when they're offering prices substantially discounted from their usual low prices. If you are 65 years old or older, you automatically receive a 15% price discount. They're more responsible in their treatment of customers and much more comfortable than Volaris. The pitch (distance between the your seat and the seat in front of you) is 34", rather than the standard 31"--actual legroom!--and the seats are wider as well! Interjet offers routes within Mexico, to and from numerous points in the USA and Canada, and many South American routes. My personal experience with Interjet has been a) a user-friendly website, b) accept either Mexican or USA debit cards; c) on-time service ; d) newer airplanes: and e) knowledgeable staff. I've flown Interjet all over Mexico, to Miami, to JFK, and to Toronto. Interjet gets my vote every time.
  9. Only yesterday Amazon refunded (to my USA bank account) nearly $10 USD in excess duty charges on an item shipped to my home. First time this has happened--and I was shocked. In a good way, but shocked.
  10. You can look here to see if you have a CURP. Fill in the blanks and the website should be able to tell you. https://www.gob.mx/curp/
  11. Oh Lexy, I'm so sorry to read this news. You and he are in my thoughts, may you find the best for him. ❤️
  12. "Suc" is an abbreviation for "sucursal", which means "branch". Mariscos El Carnal is a chain and is awful, don't bother.
  13. Sundays and Thursdays are the big outdoor market days in Tonalá. That means you can wander through the artisans' booths looking for what you want. Otherwise you will be in and out of stores all day. Either way you'll have fun, and during the week Tonalá is not so crowded. Yes, take a bus to the spot on the highway called Álamos and take a taxi from there to Tonalá. Tell your bus driver you want to get off there; you'll find a taxi stand there and can grab a cab for Tonalá. Forewarned: The shops in Tonalá are spread out and you'll be doing a LOT of walking. Edit: cross-post with Angus. 😋
  14. Angus put something over there on page 1. Oops, sorry, I see he already sent you the link.
  15. Computer Guy! I'm calling on you to be the first to go, the sacrificial lamb--the ad says Szechuan and Hunan! Go see if it really is--these are both spicy, fragrant, delicious cuisines. The photo is my home-made Szechuan dry-fried green beans with lots of garlic and chile.
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