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  1. Meditteraneo’s pizzas are excellent. The young women currently staffing the restaurant are very friendly and accommodating. Altogether an enjoyable dining experience and, yes, the crusts are very thin. Hard to eat without knife and fork.
  2. A wonderful barber and a real gentleman, the only one I have visited in 17 years living in Chapala. And ,yes, he gave me his card reading he will make home visits beginning in April.
  3. 750 pesos at Hospital San Antonio
  4. Please, contact information, address for Dra. Mayra.
  5. Was there by appointment this morning. They had computer problems and so the process was very slow, just under two hours, most of it standing in line. I’ve done it myself years back at the old Chapala office. But the years and hearing loss have taken their toll, and being unfamiliar with the new semi complicated paperwork requirements and office procedures I used Luis from Spenser’s office. He did a wonderful job preparing my paperwork and explaining how to work my way through the maze at the tránsito office. I did it myself 8 years ago here in Chapala when It was one big room, with lots of signage in English spelling out procedures. That office was closed up years ago. I went to Guadalajara 4 years ago with an expeditor. The current office here in Chapala is updated Jalisco government bureaucracy at work. It probably is efficient and effective when their computers are working properly. The paperwork requirements are listed above. Remember to get an appointment on line ahead of time.
  6. Was there by appointment this morning. They had computer problems and so the process was very slow, just under two hours, most of it standing in line. I’ve done it myself years back at the old Chapala office. But the years and hearing loss have taken their toll, and being unfamiliar with the new semi complicated paperwork requirements and office procedures I used Luis from Spenser’s office. He did a wonderful job preparing my paperwork and explaining how to work my way through the maze at the tránsito office.
  7. The only sponges I like for every day kitchen/ bathroom use are the ‘ 3M Scotch-brite ocelo multi-purpose’ variety. Super Lake has occasionally carried them over the years but not recently. I ordered them on Amazon U.S. Affordably priced, received expeditiously, and now have a two year supply or more.
  8. When I moved to Chapala in 2004 the exchange was 4 to 1 and I thought I was getting a good deal.
  9. I have iFibra, internet only, in the Lourdes area of West Chapala in addition to Telmex. Telmex goes down so often and I switch between them. A few months ago Telmex was out for a month and trying to get a tech out to check was beyond frustrating. IFibra goes down too, but usually one or the other is working. I have no problem streaming Netflix on iFibra.
  10. Santander in Chapala, just before the the main intersection as you approach the light on Hidalgo (the carretera) coming in from Ajijic, San Antonio, etc, has zero fees on Capital One debit cards, and a daily limit of 9600 pesos per card. You do need to decline their ‘suggested’ exchange to get the higher rate. For many the parking will be a negative consideration. I personally have no problem walking two, three blocks or more. And depending on the day and time of day there can be a lineup (frankly no different from CiBanco now that I think about it). I prefer to go late afternoons, 4 or later, when parking is easier and the line usually short. It is a 24/7 ATM. Occasionally, very seldom, the two machines will be out of service. Nothing like the CiBanco breakdowns. As with all Lakeside ATM’s I try to avoid going on a weekend when the ‘out of towners’ are here.
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