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More Liana

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  1. Of course, the saying goes, "Can you afford the remodel AND the divorce?"
  2. Kyle, when Mexico's current president took office on December 1, 2018, one of the very first things he did was raise the minimum wage, which at the end of 2018, was 80 pesos per day, everywhere in Mexico. Up until AMLO took office, annual raises in the minimum wage had been approximately 4 pesos. In the area near the USA border, AMLO doubled the minimum wage, to 176 pesos. In other parts of the country, the raise was about 25 pesos.
  3. Ummm...Juan O'Gorman, anyone? (I guess his papá was born in Ireland, though...)
  4. More Liana


    The butchers at this Mexico City market stand added a handful of alfalfa to this cabeza de puerco. As someone mentioned, the pig head is the basis of the broth for pozole. Once it's cooked, the head is sliced up. A bowl of pozole can contain maciza (all leg meat), cabeza (sliced meat from the head), or surtido (a combination of slices of leg meat, cachete (cheeks), nose, ears, and tongue). You can ask your server for the kind of meat you prefer. I used to love to go eat pozole at Cenaduría Elba in Chapala--IMHO the best at Lakeside.
  5. The name of Ajijic's patron saint is ANDRÉS. St. Andrew, in English. I keep seeing the erroneous name posted here on Chapala.com. San Andreas is a fault line and a movie, but there is no such saint name.
  6. It's ficus benjamina, and it is native to India and Australia. Family‎: ‎Moraceae Order‎: ‎Rosales Species‎: ‎F. benjamina Kingdom‎: ‎Plantae
  7. I know two restaurants in Mexico City that ONLY serve huaraches, and both are always jammed. Lots of times when I take tourists for a market tour, we stop at one of the restaurants for breakfast. The huarache is a wonderful thing. Here's a link to El Huarache Azteca, one of the two restaurants: http://www.elhuaracheazteca.com/
  8. In Mexico, women do not change their names at the time they marry. So there is no concept of "maiden" name here.
  9. Had they given you a receipt for the glasses you left with them? If they did, they need to cough up the money.
  10. Take a look at http://www.interjet.com.mx Excellent planes with more leg room than other airlines (34" pitch vs 31" for everybody else), my extensive experience flying with them has been as good as it gets. They fly r/t LA-GDL. Right now their prices are high (for them) but generally the prices are quite low. I haven't flown any other airline for years--to and from many destinations in Mexico as well as to and from Miami, Toronto, San Diego, and New York.
  11. The builder probably has an amparo--a legal document to get around the supposed regulation. There are three kinds of amparos: municipal, state, and federal. I was once involved in a similar situation and went to the municipality to meet with the person in charge. I was told that the builder had a federal amparo and that there was no higher authority to reverse it, unless the neighbors wanted to take the case to the federal Supreme Court. Ha. The building in question is around the corner to the left from the restaurant Min Wah and the school up there. Five stories high when the limit (at that time) was three stories.
  12. This is great news and I'm thrilled to see it, but it truly belongs in the kitchen section. Moderators?
  13. No: Canned beans Canned fruit Canned corn Canned coffee Canned coconut milk/water/cream Canned V8 Canned mussels Canned paté Canned water chestnuts Yes: Canned tuna (Kirkland albacore) Canned soup (maybe 2 cans of mushroom a year) Canned smoked oysters (1 can a year or less)
  14. The actual Mexican Spanish word is el angu. The Spanglish is la ocra. In other Spanish-speaking countries it's el quimbombó. 😊
  15. A mutual friend just let me know that Camille Waters passed away unexpectedly on October 9, 2019. Such sad news... 💔 She had some rich life, full of adventure and lived full blast. Godspeed, Camille.
  16. They're probably not almost all sold. It's a marketing technique to make you hurry up and put down a deposit. And Barcelonaman is right, it happens just like this all over the world. Would it make you run right over to plop down your hard-earned $$$? It wouldn't make ME run to do it.
  17. I just saw your first post, senoradecasa, and wondered why you had posted the same topic again.
  18. Good grief, talk about misinterpretations! "Últimos departamentos" means they've sold so many already that there are only a few left. That's how one SAYS IT. This kind of sneaky, snarky making fun of Mexicans irritates me till I can't be irritated more.
  19. Second the motion for Timothy G. Ruff Welch. He's s superlative musician, director of Los Cantantes choral group, and an all-around wonderful guy. We've been friends for a long time and you'll like him a LOT. Another good contact is Jayme Littlejohn, at the new BRAVO theatre. Tell them both Cristina Potters sent you!
  20. No. And frankly, when was the last time an ATM spit out a 10 peso coin or a 20 peso bill? Where I live, garbage collectors no longer receive a salary. The custom is to tip the garbage collector when he takes away one's garbage. The standard tip is five pesos, and I usually put out garbage twice a week. I make a point of saving 5-peso coins for just this purpose. Save your change. Take enough to the supermarket to tip the bagger. Be a mensch.
  21. Of course I noticed. What I said still stands: take enough cash to give a tip to your bagger. How hard is it to stick 10-20 pesos in your pocket AND take your credit card?
  22. Absolutely, still going on and actually more severe than at the time the article was published. This article simply explains the 'why'.
  23. Pardon me, but when children and elderly people are working for tips, they need money. They can't pay their bills with a candy bar. You like the smile you get back, but you're interpreting it to your benefit. Not necessarily so. Just this week I read a long article in La Jornada (newspaper out of Mexico City) about pensions in Mexico. The standard amount for a person retiring from lifelong work? 1200-1500 pesos a month. Tip the baggers!
  24. Lots of posters (more than 90) on a FB group I belong to are reporting problems with extortion on the coast toll road. Here's a link that explains very clearly what's going on: https://themazatlanpost.com/2019/04/19/peasants-forced-to-collect-fees-in-nayarit-on-the-mazatlan-tepic-highway-by-cartels/
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