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  1. Please suggest local plants/vines (No Bougainvillea) to cover my structure. I want to convert this into an Arbor. The structure is 8 feet tall x 15 feet wide. It was originally a carport. Thanks, Jack
  2. I agree, about Robert's. Good work, fair price.
  3. SO MANY THINGS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT, AND JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME. LIVE IS A BEACH, AND THEN YOU DIE.
  4. There are new ways to bring money into Mexico. If you cash a check at a local Bank, their exchange rate costs you approximately 7.5 % of each dollar you import. ($350 dollars for $5000 imported.) I noticed the exchange rate for one bank was 17.13 vs the listed rate of 18.53 Using an ATM costs me about 2 1/2 percent. There are now companies that cut out the middle man and save you a lot. The company I used is TransferWise, Inc. They give you the middle exchange rate, as listed, and charge less than 1% to do the transaction. There other companies that do the same thing, but I chose that company. They can transfer money from almost any country. They quote 2-4 days transfer time. There is an extensive process, to prove who you are. Copies of ID's, Selfie with you holding your ID, etc.. They provide two or three ways for you to send them your U.S. Dollars. One way is a direct transfer from your account, another is a wire transfer from your account. I used the direct transfer, as my bank charges $15 for a wire transfer. I transferred $5,000 from my U.S. account and the total charges were $44. I was very hesitant to use this method. But, the money, as they promised, did arrive in my Mexican account. Please, do your own research, but there are inexpensive ways to import money into Mexico. It could also be used to send money home, if you get ready to leave. Jack Harris
  5. I made 3 trips to Joco Emissions. Each time, they couldn't administer test. Last time, they indicated they were out of business. This occured last week. Had to go to Chapala.
  6. Almost all computers sold in Mexico are single Language. Which means that they can't be changed to English simply. Take it to Benno's and have them install new English operating system. About 500 pesos.
  7. Pleasant suprise at the Avocado Club, tonight. New Group called "The Nobodies", gave a great performance of popular rock and roll. I don't like the group's name, but...... They were definitely danceable. It's nice to see some new music fare, in Ajijic. Jack H.
  8. My girlfriend and I were crossing at that intersection with a green light. A driver ran thru the red light. I yelled at him and used a few choice words. He slammed on his brakes, came back and berated me, for being in Mexico and not speaking the language. Moral.....Enjoy the weather, spend your money and shut up.
  9. My friend want's her son to bring her U.S. plated car for his use while visiting. She has a permanente visa. He will have a Tourist visa. Is this possible? Jack Harris
  10. TOTALLY DISGUSTING. Killing an animal for no valid reason.
  11. If you don't have 220 V service at the meter, you can't have 220 V service in the house.
  12. Perhaps, this is to show how well foreigners are treated versus Trump's policies. A nice photo-op, but maybe misguided. " If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."
  13. What a class act. I purchased $165 worth of merchandise the 25th of June. Delivery was the 30th of June. Amazon offers shipping to Mexico. Not all items can be shipped. If you register a Mexico address, and click on "Mexico Shipping", the site will tell you if items can be shipped. My order was shipped by DHL. Because I ordered over the minimum amount, shipping was free. No IVA !? Maybe this is NAFTA at work/or Amazon has a special arrangement? The items do go thru customs. It is so pleasing to order without delays/excuses, 50% extra charges.
  14. Has anybody (U.S. Citizen) driven a Mexican Plated Vehicle into the U.S.? If so, did they encounter any problems? Thanks
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