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  1. Not so sure about China, greatest economic growth in the last 40 years. Doubt their system would work anywhere else though, but who knows.
  2. A street check is needed, not a spell check.
  3. Life for me has been very difficult without a "real" Thai restaurant. …...but I am surviving.
  4. Yep…...some people just can´t drive between the lines and wonder why they get smashed into.
  5. You would have had to put her down in order to get to Allyn, that´s how protective she was of him. Allyn and I shared a similar passion (called cornhuskitis) that was unique to probably just us two, but even then most of our conversation went through Beverly or my son, who had unlimited access to Allyn, for professional reasons. I was with him the night he had the bar room brawl with Adam Fisher in the early 80´s at the restaurant where Telares is now and we kind of tore things up. LOL That´s when I knew he was "my man". Good Ol Days………..
  6. Neither one are in good enough shape to be bothered by anything, now.
  7. The best and most accurate post you have ever authored!!!!!!!!!
  8. Apology accepted! Just remember there are many, many Mexicans who read this board but don´t post because they don´t feel their command of the English language is good enough. I am one of the few exceptions except for a few naturalized citizens like bmh. Even more difficult is for them to understand your attempt at humor that comes across as flat as a pancake. Mexicans who have a fair comprehension of English love reading these boards to get a better understanding (sometimes curiosity driven) of all these foreigners who have relocated here and to learn about them. Paternalistic or "better than thou" attitude is not hard to come across to Mexicans from even what you consider trivial or trying to be funny. I speak up because i want the Mexicans to like foreigners and accept them and when I see that´s not happening, I raise the issue. My family is mostly bilingual with Spanish being their first and preferred language, and some follow this board, just to improve their understanding of things that identify the culture NOB, and a few say they wouldn´t be bothered with some of the garbage on here. True, that some people living in Chapala who travel locally between villages, do not bother to get driver´s license or maybe insurance because of the difficulty of going to Guad., or cost, or whatever, but just over the hill is a metro area with 6 or 7 million people and millions of vehicles from motos to camiones de doble remolques and they for the largest part by far are licensed properly. Too much of the foreign population´s idea of Mexico and Mexicans in this area is based on their perceptions gained from a small area of small pueblos, when less than an hour away is a huge thriving metropolis that more genuinely reflects the more realistic Mexico. It´s like comparing a small town in southern Missouri to New York, Washington DC. Chicago. LA, and on and on. Almost all Tapatios would laugh at you ideas about people without licenses, or knowing what predial is, or some of your other remarks. ! México es mucho mas que un calle residencial en Chapala o Ajijic ¡
  9. i¨ve done it so many times, I wear a blindfold, so I hope things haven´t changed when I coudn´t see. LOLOL
  10. Absolutely, it´s the only way for me now if I take the cuotas/200 to PV. I would say about 60 kilómetros + o - The entire Macro from Tequila to Zapotlanejo is around 110k If I go the Mascota route then i go through Joco and don´t use the Macro
  11. Forgot to mention, the sign at the turnoff exit onto the Macro, will say Zapotlanejo, but don´t let that bother you. Also, you can get off on 54D, the Colima highway and come in through Joco.
  12. Just past Tequila, first exit to your right. Can´t miss it, just keep looking for it on your right, takes you right over to the Chapala highway about 1k south of the Ocotlán/La Barca turnoff intersection. Watch out for the monkeys crossing the road,,,,,,,they are slow, carrying lots of cocos.
  13. I was fine with the bra thing and protesting, bashing Walmart, but then it turned to the logic for the same, was that Mexico is just brim full of lawbreakers of every stripe and this was the logic for objecting to not being able to try on a bra, whether it be store policy or law. Personally, I don´t care about the OP topic but I do care when I think someone is bashing the country and the people I am a part of. You don´t go to someone´s house and start running down their family.
  14. We are such a miserable country of miscreants, aren´t we. A lot of us (Mexicans) stand in line for hours at 5 different locations in Guadalajara to get or keep our driver´s license or stand in line to pay the predial every year. I don´t know hardly anyone who isn´t Mexican and I don´t have many friends or relatives that fit your descriptive mode. Many Mexican property owners don´t know what predial is???...…..hard to believe!!!! "they run them while the gringos stop"...…...Boy!!!....what did we do to deserve this angelic wave of immigration?
  15. I thought Michael was from the UK and Sean was from Boston, both married to Mexicans and with permanent (ciudadano o permanente) status in Mexico owning a MEXICAN S.A.
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