Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by southland

  1. Many thanks Rick and Mostly, et al. Mexican signage intuition is different than signage intuition north of the border. Or, maybe this is one simple explanation: Not enough over-the-road-lanes signs in advance. Those overhead signs can get drivers to move over a lane in anticipation of the final exit signage. Instead, a driver is given an all or none choice, turn or don't turn, only one sign at the exit signage. Anyway, this thread makes me much better prepared than before. Now does someone have a color printer, lol.
  2. Hey Mostly, Under the category "there are no dumb questions," I want to confirm in pic 4 and in pic 5, that I am to take the Zacatecas right hand turn because presumably at that point I am past SLP and don't want to go back to SLP. Yes? No? Thanks. I see you say right turn pic 4+5 but then there are words put under a pic that say "turn onto route around SLP," which is slightly confusing. Thanks.
  3. Whew and lordy. Yes, needed help to go both directions. Thank you both. The cuota around west and northwest SLP should be posted on the sign along with Zacatecas, no? Sheesh, invest millions in a new road, and zero in signs to lead people to the new road? In addition, perhaps in Rick's pic, that OLD right sign might very well say SLP (the direct way into SLP to be avoided), but Rick is saying take the left sign to Zacatecas. That is counter-intuitive, period, as any driver conceivably would want to go "in the direction of SLP!" In fact, that is what may have led me into SLP centro before. The now newly informed driver counter-intuitively chooses Zacatecas. Northbound challenge solved. I now will study the southbound signage. Truly appreciate the help.
  4. One Question: Years ago I drove through SLP to get to Matehuala. I somehow missed the turn that would allow me to escape going through SLP. I had to go all the way through SLP, took perhaps an hour, or seemed like it. MY QUESTION: Where is the turn before coming to SLP from Chapala that allows missing SLP and arriving on the other side near Matehuala? What landmarks, how can I prepare not to MISS IT AGAIN? Then coming from Pharr towards SLP, same question: How to avoid entering the SLP proper? I admire folks who can travel Mexican highways and not become befuddled, folks who can name bypasses, or 3 different perifericos in Aguas. I always just prayed for luck. Thanks a million. Please name road numbers.
  5. Driving from Florida, wondering suggested best route from McAllen to Chapala these days? Or, not recommended because of safety concerns? Thank you.
  6. Personally, my experience talking with Mexicans, is that the noise problem has grown here over the past 5 to 6 years. Various reasons. A Mexican lawyer friend has lived here his whole life: "Ruido hasta la madre," he says. On a constructive note, look at electronic Sleep boxes on Amazon.com.mx Some boxes give plenty of choices of different noise blocking sounds. Cheap insurance for a night's sleep. Cheers, https://www.amazon.com.mx/s?k=maquinas+de+sonido+para+dormir&__mk_es_MX=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&ref=nb_sb_noss https://listado.mercadolibre.com.mx/vendo-aparatos-de-sonido-y
  7. Am Residente Permanente, will be traveling by car to the U.S. next month. Plan to fly back in to Mexico in a month or less perhaps. Must I check out of Mexico by visiting Immigration in Laredo so that I have a record of leaving Mexico? When I fly back in, I will only have the flight information of the incoming airline on the Immigration paperwork. I suspect that Mexico does not require every person leaving Mexico by land to check in with Immigration. Is that true? The lines would be backed up for blocks to just check out of Mexico. Thanks for inputs.
  8. Thanks for the replies. I have the AT&T 2-year plan, just as GDouglas does. Free roaming is quite good to know, as I'll be driving.
  9. Planning a month stay in the U.S. Will my Mexico AT&T celular plan work in the U.S.? Any tips on how to dial U.S. numbers? Do I dial as though I were still in Mexico, using 001? Thanks.
  10. Thank you. I think I will call a friend for transport.
  11. They aren't answering the 376-106-2127 number. I am stranded. Thanks for the help.
  12. This might help, but you may need to take a taxi from airport or shuttle to Juarez bus station, then see below to get across border to El Paso Center https://www.transborde.com.mx/english/#rutas_horarios
  13. No pets. No responsibilities, except come and go as normal and sleep at the house. Let in the maid once a week is all. House is comfortable. Perhaps 4 weeks, maybe less.
  14. Thank you all. Very very helpful. Wonderful choice there at the northern tip of Saltillo at the Sheraton, to go either way to the border, Laredo or P/N or Ciudad Acuna. The 3.5 hours to Nuevo Laredo and 5.5 hours to Ciudad Acuna will be an option to have. Thanks again.
  15. Tlajomulco? ABCD and E were today. The website still says tomorrow, Wednesday, is pendiente. Another posting said vacunas will be given through the 14th at Tlajo. My question is if we are last name F, G, H, I, or J should we assume we should be going to Tlajo tomorrow or should we waint until the website is updated. Anyone? Thanks.
  16. Planning a drive to Texas in late June or so. Does anyone have a recommended hotel outskirts on west side Saltillo, and one in Monclova, and one in Ciudad Acuna? I have a dog and a fully stuffed truck, and top of truck, so 1. night security parking will be paramount, and 2. hotel needs to be dog friendly. I just don't know how much driving we will do each day, thus the hotel questions for each town. Many thanks for any replies.
  17. Example: Flying from Monterrey to Guadalajara, must air travelers be tested? If yes, then is Rapid Test (antigen) enough? Thanks.
  18. Mopsy: Thank you! Wasn't aware of the 6 week interval.
  19. Yes, I hope those who got the shot in Tlajomulco will share to the board if they get contacted, (and make a BOLD NEW SUBJECT HEADER RE: TLAJOMULCO); and, what are the specifics: such as if second dose recipients will be assigned to come on a certain day based on the first letter of their last name, or any other information that the officials tell. I too think we should be contacted by the end of this week as tomorrow marks 21 days for me, which is the recommended time interval for dose 2 Pfizer. Thank you all.
  20. Thank you for the article. Theories abound, more will come, and the one about actually strengthening various immune systems in the body by using different vaccines to activate different ones is quite interesting, and well presented. I like scientists who can make analogies so that everyday people can understand the science. Bless those people who volunteered even from the earliest days, to take the trial vaccines. In slight angular disagreement with you, but not wishing to be argumentative, safety pervades everything having to do with Covid and what scientists are trying to do to solve or alleviate it. Otherwise, the part about the Brits going forward with policy prior to having the facts would not have been mentioned as a risk. What defines risk? Safety. Cheers.
  21. Skimmed the thread, and to add a couple notes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/02/25/pfizers-covid-vaccine-doesnt-need-ultra-cold-storage-fda-says/?sh=76aa50fd226e Secondly, not to be in any way argumentative, but Mostly Lost, may I ask where the information came from that mixing vaccines is o.k.? Part of one personal plan I had was to get a vaccine here, and then another in the U.S. To my knowledge, the U.S. is not offering Chinese vaccines whereas 50 million Chinese vaccines were ordered into Mexico. I thus emailed a U.S. research and teaching professor in microbio and chemistry (30 years) if I could or should mix vaccine different types. He said as of two weeks ago, that not enough information is available to make the determination of safety of mixing vaccines. Anyway, if you have a good source that it is o.k. to mix vaccine types, that would be a big help for many people. Indeed, if anyone knows mixing vaccines is dangerous, that would be helpful too. For now, personally, I am wary and reluctant to mix vaccines.
  22. Of course I knew people would leap to conclusions about why I am seeking the noise recording device. Perhaps that is not something I wish to reveal, and not only have I been on the board for 7 years, I have been in Latin America since 1975. I probably can discuss the merits of several Latin countries with those who presuppose why I am interested in a recorder. One of my friends sells amplifiers for the electronics markets in Latin America. The manufacturer of the amplifiers is interested in the noise levels that Mexico produces, and how that quantifies in their market opportunity, how their products might fit, or not. Yes, all the extraneous preacher posters lecturing and admonishing about who does and who does not fit in Mexico sometimes should check their own high horse and make sure they're even on the correct trail and not assume their assigned attitudes fit the original poster's intent. However, that would take more mental discipline and courtesy and restraint than some possess. Thanks to those who took the question and gave me good non-presumptive answers: the app route, etc. and the notes on those in the recording industry. I think I am looking at a $200 investment to get any kind of separations that I need for ambient noise, and of course the measurements. Thanks.
  23. I am searching for ambient noise level recordings (outside my house, even outside my street, Carnaval concerts for example). Handheld recorders up to $100 usd if possible. The articles all seem to focus on recorders that will cancel ambient noise so that voice can come through clearly. That is the opposite of what I want. I would like to establish ambient noise levels of normal surrounding life in my neighborhood, versus when things go nuts, like late at night or 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. or during Carnaval. Anyway, Evistr 16gb handheld gets high marks $40 plus $10 freight, but again it uses noise cancelling and does not mention an option to stop that function. I want to record the full blast of all frequencies (ambient) to get what I want. Anyone techie enough to know about handheld recorders? Thanks.
  24. Your first post, Bisbee Gal, runs right along with the advice given me my a 30 year Teaching Research Professor at NYU in molecular biology and chemistry Phd., a former classmate. mRNA and DNA vaccine is not gene therapy or altering or substituting anyone's DNA. He says, some people, even doctors, just do not understand fully -- science.
  • Create New...