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  1. Valerie and others - My Mexican Physical Therapist who has lived here for 35 years, always buys from the Pescaderia across from Las Playas. He feels the fish is fresher than Las Playas. Ya'll can be the judge. We get ours from our door to door fish monger Ignacio.
  2. When you walk by a fish market 30 feet away and it stinks of fish, it's not fresh. We live in central Mexico, so there is little fresh fish here. It comes from the coast off the boats. I don't know if they use day boats or trawlers, but trawlers stay out for weeks with fish on ice. Same as in the States. Day boats are as the name implies and the fish is fresher. Don't forget the fish from the coast goes to Mercado del Mar in GDL and then to here. Who knows how it's handled in transport. Really how fresh is the fish in Mexico except along the coast? In the US, the East coast and West coast has lots of fresh shellfish and fish. I'm from the Boston area. You get fresh Shrimp and Lobster from Maine and the Massachusetts coast. Fresh fish off the fish pier in Boston where the trawlers come in. Fresh fish from the trawlers in Gloucester, New Bedford and shellfish from RI. Fresh "real" lobster from Maine. Most of the Shrimp they call Jumbo or Large are really medium in Mexico. Instead of labelling them properly like U 15 or U 8 which are Jumbo and Super Jumbo, they choose to label them differently. Costco has U 8 Tiger Shrimp and U 15 frozen Shrimp. The tianguis guy has the largest local Shrimp similar to U 15. Smaller shrimp might be U 20 - 30 or U 30 -40 giving how many there are to a pound, a much more accurate description than calling them Jumbo, Large or Medium.
  3. I walked by there the other day in Super Lakes parking lot not near the door to Las Playas and it stunk of fish. That's NOT fresh fish. We buy our Bay Scallops from the Fishmonger Ignacio who comes door to door every two weeks. They're deelish. They cost $ 80. pesos for one kilo. We get 4 individual meals of 16 - 18 per serving from them. We call these Cape Scallops in Massachsetts. Many of the large Scallops are not scallops, they are codfish cheeks. He has all kinds of fish, salmon, Sea Bass, Tilapia, etc, always fresh. He has frozen uncooked Shrimp, frozen cooked medium shrimp, etc always hard frozen at decent prices. Ignacio goes to most of the Gated Communities.
  4. hola john, probably seen you around town...enjoy sparring with you. i used homeopathic chamomillia to treat an autistic neighborhood boy here and his 2000 seizures a month stopped. traditional drugs only halved them from 4000. he now goes to school in the usa. just an idea....you say your meds do fine for you. peace, nan

  5. When going to your link "No file exists". Yes, I told you that Los Arroyos Sur is built on fill, much of it is dirt and not crappy construction debris which some crappy builders use. Building on fill is not a problem. I watched every single house being built here on a daily basis, I can tell you what went into each house, what the ground was like that they were built on and what they were backfilled with. Let me tell you what else at Lakeside is built on fill: Los Arroyos, Arroyo Encantado, Arroyo Alto, Los Sabinos, Los Olivos, Riviera Alta, Chula Vista Norte and many others. I am not at all concerned about an Earthquake here. You cannot compare the quality of construction here to the crap that was built in Haiti, which by the way is a THIRD world country. Remember Mexico is a SECOND world country. curmudgeon - Response was excellent during the 2007 mudslide in Raquet Club, but it took nearly a week to get the Carretera open and much more time to open the main roads and the Arroyos'. It took months to rebuild the main roadway and the Arroyos running through the Raquet Club. People were without electric, telephone and water for at least three days, but CFE responded the next day. I am happy to see that Raquet Club's Board of Directors had the foresight to build the new main road and the new Arroyos better than before.
  6. What's all this fuss about earthquakes? We don't live in an Earthquake Zone at Lakeside. Just because there are a few fault lines and we get tremors from Colima and Mexico City doesn't mean much. You're all looking at those sh*tty buildings and homes in Haiti that have NO STEEL or very little steel in them. Your house won't come crashing down here. At worst case you might get a few hairline cracks. These houses are built of brick or block with concrete between them, Dahlas (Armex) at the base of the wall, Castillos (Armex) at doorways and every couple meters tied into the foundation Dahlas and filled with cement, gravel and sand. The top of the roof should be capped with another Dahla (Armex), then wired to the vertical Castillos and filled once again with cement gravel and sand. Shira mentioned the 2003 earthquake in Colima. We felt tremors here in Ajijic as our ceiling fans and chandelier were swaying back and forth about three feet. We didn't know what to do or think, since we're from the East coast, so we called our neighbor from California. She said "don't worry about it, it's nothing". We checked the walls next day, not even a hairline crack.
  7. If interested you can copy, paste and print. If you see a wrong number, please post for me. NOV. 1, 2009 EMERGENCY & OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS POLICE-------POLICE EMERGENCY--------066 ------------------Chapala - Main Office-----------765 4444 ------------------Ajijic-----------------------------------766 1760 ------------------Ministerio Publico----------------766 2415 ------------------Transito------------------------------765 4747 ------------------Civil Protection--------------------765 2851 FIRE----------FIRE EMERGENCY---------------065 -----------------Fire Station--------------------------766 3615 -----------------Green Angels------------------------078 AMBULANCE--AJIJIC CLINIC------------------766 0500 or 766 0662 -----------------Maskaras Clinic--------------------765 4805 -----------------Red Cross Emergency---------765 2308-------CALL THIS NUMBER FIRST -----------------Red Cross----------------------------765 2553 -----------------Red Cross Emergency----------065 GOVERNMENT-CITY HALL - Ajijic ---------766 1760 ------------------CITY HALL - Chapala------------765 5600 ------------------Tax Office----------------------------765 2064 ------------------Post Office - Ajijic----------------766 1888 ------------------Post Office - Chapala------------765 2083 UTILITIES----ELECTRIC (CFE)----------------765 2509, 765 3966 ------------------After Hours (Elec Repair)-------071 ------------------Propane Gas------------------------766 0790 or 766 0538 ------------------Water (SIMAPA)-------------------766 0423 ------------------Water Truck--------------------------765 2725 or 765 3058 TELEPHONE---Telmex----------------------------766 2331 or 766 2132 -----------------Telmex - In English-----------------01 800 368 0500 -----------------Telephone Repair--------------------050 -----------------International Operator--------------090 -----------------Operator Assistance---------------040 TAXIS-----------Francisco (English)---------------766 1142 (Franciscos drivers are very safe. They also do tours of Guad and other overnight tours to other parts of Mexico) ------------------Samuel Reyes (English)---------766 3662 ------------------Cell Phone-----------------------------045 333 482 0167 ------------------Carlos Soto---------------------------766 0784 ------------------Cell Phone-----------------------------045 333 144 8736 ------------------Taxi Stand-----------------------------766 0674 ------------------Towing (Gruas)-----------------------765 4280 or 765 3058 ---------SAN JUAN COSALA and JOCOTOPEC GOV'T----------City Hall--San Juan---------------761-0358 GOV'T----------City Hall--Joco------------------------763 0006 --------------------Protection Civil--Joco--------------763-1804 CLINIC----------Clinica Ma. Auxiliadora------------763-1088
  8. Continued.....

    As such, your comments are offensive. We've contacted Jesus Tejeda and have his quotes; no, we can't afford the 17,700 policy for her with high deductibles and whether or not anyone wants to compare with the USA is moot. We don't, and don't want to.

    Many others, like me, are much too old for Mexican health insurance don't have that option. You fail t...

  9. John,

    You just don't get it! My wife happens to have had to stay at home with an autistic son for 21 years, then her husband left her high and dry. She never worked more than part time, has no pension, no savings and no Medicare. I taught school, have a tiny pension and SS totaling less than most individual people get on SS alone. We survive & enjoy life until some asshole say...

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