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  1. I rented a house by the airport about 10 years ago. There was no meter. There was one in the past but it had been taken out and never replaced. I went to CFE and requested a meter so that they could start billing me. They came out and put a note on my door with a confirmation number and saying that they would return to install the new meter. Five years later when I moved, the words and numbers on the note had faded and it had fallen off of the door and still no meter.
  2. Be prepared to use cash. Most small stores and restaurants will only accept cash. Larger stores and fine dining restaurants will usually take Visa and MasterCard but it is very difficult to use American Express or Discover Card. Also forget about using traveler's checks. Your bank will charge you a foreign transaction fee every time you use your debit or credit card. Make sure you tell your bank that you are going to be traveling to Mexico and give them the dates of your stay. If you don't, they will lock your card "for your protection" and you might not be able to have it unlocked and you will have to return home to get a replacement card. Get your Mexican currency at an ATM in the Mexican airport where you arrive. You will get a better rate than at one of the currency exchange stands at the airport. I had my bank increase my daily withdrawal limit so that I could take out more money from the ATM at one time to reduce the quantity of ATM fees with both banks.
  3. I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Finsa. It was nice with a decent restaurant for breakfast inside and a nice Angus Butcher House Restaurant on the same property. It is a little ways from downtown but closer to the airport. I have also stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which was also nice and closer to downtown. I would steer you away from the Best Western Plus Puebla. If you are spending time in other areas around Puebla, in San Martin Texmelucan I highly recommend Hotel Imperial. In downtown Tlaxcala, I recommend Hotel Posada San Francisco Tlaxcala, right on the center square. Another hotel a bit North of Tlaxcala, close to the road to Puebla is Mission Hotel Tlaxcala which is very nice as well. I don't see it listed in Google maps but I found it's website: http://www.hotelesmision.com.mx/tlaxcala.php. PM me if you want more specific information.
  4. RickS, can you elaborate on this? I read on Ajijic's Lakeside Medical Group's website that they accept Medicare Advantage Plans. It is listed in their accepted insurances. https://www.lakemedicalgroup.com/lake-medical-services/lake-medical-site-content/lake-medical-insurance-accepted Are you saying that they will only accept Medicare Advantage Plans for people on a tourist visa and after you get your Residente Perminente they will not longer accept it?
  5. I would think that you could go to any Ciber in the area and they would be able to construct a calendar for you to your exact dimensions. You might need to bring some of your photos on a flash drive that you want on the calendar or just ask them to go online and add some photos of cats or any other topic of interest. Also, I am not too familiar with Chapala/Ajijic but there is big print shop across the street on the East side of the Parian in Tlaquepaque that I used to use every year to make calendars for my business clients.
  6. Thank you all for your responses. You have reassured me that I will be able to find what I am looking for at close to my budgeted price once i arrive. I found an email address for Lidia somewhere online of (lidiazamudio@yahoo.com.mx). I sent her an email and have not heard back from her. Does anyone know if that email address it still good and I just need to wait or does she have a new one?
  7. My aunt and I are planning to move down to the Ajijic area in the near future. She is disabled and needs full time in home caregivers. Has anyone had experience working with home healthcare workers in the area? Is there a company that provides this service in the area? I am sure that I can find someone to do this as she does not need a RN but her Spanish is poor so we need to find people that can speak some English. I am budgeting $500 Pesos for an 8 hour shift. Do you think that this is going to be enough? I recently lived in Guadalajara and paid laborers $300 Pesos per day but this is a bit more specific of a job and I imagine that the local workers in Ajijic have been spoiled somewhat. All replies appreciated. Mike
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