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  1. 10 hours ago, ManxMan said:

    I went into iShop (Ajijic) and tried to ship two small necklaces to my daughter in the US and was told they wouldn't get through customs. I was told stones, silver, gold and some other metals can't be shipped. Are these actual restrictions or is customs that corrupt? Any suggestions on how to get these gifts to my daughter? These aren't expensive necklaces.

    Are you sure you were at ishop?  There isn´t a ishop store in Ajijic, only in SAT and SJC.  Maybe you were at Sol y Luna.




















  2. 19 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    Unfortunately, we all have to drive through there.  But you don't have to visit Ajijic.  :D 

    Sentence one......."say´s who???   Sentence two.......say´s who???

    You have to drive through there ?....OK   I have business to do in Ajijic.....OK?  

    Quit arguing like a 4 year old.   edit....I  forgot the free pass guy.....😀

  3. 15 hours ago, HoneyBee said:

    Well I am aware that you know a lot of people in this area so maybe you could tell me how he funded his political campaigns over the years. One item that caught my eyes 3 years ago was the police trucks he gifted to the local police but then moved to his uncles storage facility on the Libriamento because he lost the election to Moy. 

    Read the next post below your post.

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  4. 2 hours ago, HoneyBee said:

    That is interesting because as you probably know, he owns amongst other things, the local towing company and I have lost count of the number of impound yards he has. The last one he built is the one on the Libriamento. All the dirt that was removed (and there was a lot) was trucked across the street were the hardware store and steel structure business is. It was used to make a huge lay down area. I mention this because the steel structure provided and installed for the new hospital on the Libriamento was provided by the said business. He owns this business (under a different name). So wanting to built a regional hospital in Chapala makes sense as he will most probably get the construction contract since he is experienced in building A hospital ☺️

    His uncle owns the towing business, long before.  His principal activity is being a Contador Publico.

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  5. So rain now can´t be part of the "rainy season", do they make that same distinction with snow falls, that can´t be part of the "snowy season"?  Only if everything is in a certain alignment?

    If it rains, it rains, and if it don´t, it don´t.  What difference does that make to the rainfall total for the year?  Are we supposed to pretend that no rain has fallen the last few days?

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  6. 21 minutes ago, lakeside7 said:

    What about the other Geoffrey..... Kay and Kiki are they still around, this Brit also had a similar mind set, maybe its a British trait. He was a very generous benefactor as long as things were done his way

    Departed several years ago, under tragic circumstances.   Last I heard they/he were in Arizona, USA

  7. 12 hours ago, cricket said:

    Thank you.  I was not sure where San Antonio and Riberas begins and ends.  That is why I stated the area as I did.


    No problem, but when you are driving along, trying to spot a certain business, it helps if can reduce the search area.😀  I was once challenged to find a Mexican owned business in Dublin, Ireland, that was it, no address.....never did find it....ouch!

  8. 4 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Huh???  Restaurants here have charged IVA (embedded in their prices) for a long long time.  

    We went to Magana's at least monthly since we arrived in 2008 until he moved.  I don't at all remember his prices jumping towards the end. 

    You said you went ONCE....me thinks you are making things up. 

    I can´t imagine what this guy is talking about....prices?  I used to eat there at least twice a week and his prices matched the quality of his food.  All restaurants charge IVA by law, so what is that all about?  He was from an Irish-Brit family, born, bred, and buttered in Manchester.  I played American football, collegiate and professionally, so we talked a lot about sports, or at least the two we knew.  And he didn´t play "soccer" because you would not call it that in Manchester or anywhere else in the UK.....it´s football .LOL

    He talked strait and no BS, he said what he thought and there wasn´t a phony bone in his body. Take him or leave him, he couldn´t have cared less.

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  9. 16 hours ago, cricket said:

    I was in the Garden Center Store in San Antonio/Riberas yesterday.  Laura has a pair of ladies prescription sun glasses a customer left in her store.  If you lost them thought I would let you know where they are. 


    The Garden Center is only located in Riberas del Pilar, just east of the old 7-11 which is now closed.

    They do not have a store in San Antonio Tlay.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Charlene said:

    To those people wondering if I've ever visited, YES I spent two weeks there before Covid so does that mean I cannot ask valid questions. I'm not just sitting on my ### in my hometown doing nothing. I'm researching, reading FB, getting informed and when I make another trip there I'll learn more. I thought this forum was for people to ask questions not to be attempted to be belittled by people that don't even know me and have NO RIGHT to judge.

    Dial back the sensitivity control button.

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  11. Club Nautico serves them if you have a membership there or at least a restaurant membership.  Not bad, in fact good, in some kind of white wine sauce.

    In Ireland, they serve up oysters and mussels year round and I never hear of anybody getting sick from them. Just about every good restaurant and pubs with food will have them.

  12. It´s kind of kind of hard to say that anything that happens in Nuevo Laredo (Mexico) really concerns us and anything that happens in Laredo (Texas) should never be mentioned here.  Sounds silly to me........

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  13. 7 hours ago, Stephen White said:

    Why is anyone going to chain restaurant?

    Because they want to and don´t share your opinion.  If you ask everyone who goes to a chain restaurant, why they go there, you have a lifetime project.  LOLOL

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