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  1. The store in Riberas Is run by Oscar Ibarra Mendoza.  It used to be called Furniture for Less (maybe still is). It is on the south side of the carretera in San Antonio, by Sunrise restaurant. Phone 766-4972. He carries quality furniture - we have bought several items from him including Palliser from Canada.  He will accept special orders.

  2. Some airlines will not give you a boarding pass until you have had your FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple) filled in and stamped by immigration. Happened to us twice, so now we always deal with that first before going to the airline check-in counter. And yes, you can always get a coffee or something once you are through security etc.  

  3. 1 hour ago, Al Berca said:

    Early morning is a very busy time at the airport. In March of this year, I waited in the Volaris baggage line for almost an hour to check my luggage and show my boarding pass for a flight to the States. I would suggest a minimum of two hour arrival before departure.

    I agree.  We have flown out of Guadalajara dozens of times and it has never taken less than a hour plus from the time we get to the airport until we are through getting the immigration card stamped at the Immigration window by the international arrivals door (last time there was a line up), checking in and going through security, before we got to the gate. And some airlines may refuse to check you in if you are not there 2 hours before departure; this has happened to friends.  So it is better to be safe than sorry!

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  4. And 3 days before the 4th, the Canadian Club is holding a Canada Day event. So you can celebrate twice!

    Friday, July 1, 2016
    Canada Day Celebration

    Our Club together with the royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 and 904 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association celebrate together at the Nuevo Chapala Club House, located at Zaragoza #731, Chapala (up the hill from the Pemex station)

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  5. 47 minutes ago, suegarn said:

    This definitely is a disaster until they get the Scotiabank ATM up and running.  I've been using the HSBC ATM's in the meantime, but now what?  I've tried a couple of times to use the CI machines, but they don't want to accept my Scotiabank card!

    Also try the Banamex machine, next to the Bancomer ATM in Walmart. Also there is a 

    Banorte machine in El Torito.

  6. 1 hour ago, Alfa said:

    I received an email headed INTERAC  e-transfer from cra systems saying they are sending me some $583 Cdn dollars. The sending email address appears to be artworks(aroba)garthhomersociety.org. The include a web site http://loginuser-cra-taxfrom-cra.

    I am a non resident of Canada and do not submit tax forms so have no idea why they would be sending me a refund. Is there any way I can check if this is a scam? Have any other Canadians received anything similar?

    Yes I also received one and I realized it was a scam. See the CRA website re these types of messages


  7. On 6/14/2016 at 7:29 AM, Lulugirl said:

    Are you talking about the Scotia ATM or the Bancomer in Walmart?  The Bancomer ATM hasn;t been broken for a week since I got money out of it on Friday.

    Both the Bancomer and the Banamex machines at Walmart were out of cash at the weekend. So was CI Banco in Plaza Laguna Centro.  Banamex and Bancomer working today.  Scotia machine by Hernandez Real Estate still not up and running.

  8. 5 hours ago, Willie said:

    Do you think you will ever have classes on M-W-F?  Some of us who REEEALLY need these classes have other obligations on T-Th...what a bummer, especially when you are willing to do this for us!

    The problem is trying to find space at LCS ...Thursday mornings seem to be the only time available.  Also, the "teachers' have other commitments/activities too:)

    But thanks for your comments.

  9. LCS will be offering a session in the use of Android cell phones and tablets.  The session consists of 2 classes – the first on Thursday July 7 at 10:00 a.m. and the second on Thursday, July 14.

    Topics will include an overview of Android, setting up email, downloading apps, using widgets, using cell phone as a GPS, managing apps and data, photos and photo editing apps.

    You must have an Android device to attend and be an LCS member.  There is no charge.

    Only people who are registered will be allowed to attend.  To register send an email to


    with your LCS membership number.






  10. Also the iStore on the second floor of Plaza Galerias. You could also check with the "Geek Squad" desk in Best Buy in Plaza Galerias.  There are  no Apple stores as such in Mexico (there are plans to establish some) but the names mentioned here and by others are all authorized Apple resellers and repair depots and should be reliable.

  11. 7 hours ago, tomgates said:

    A neighbor has SOSE and the alarm is tripped fairly often, and we call them and no one responds. 

    Not been our experience nor that of several neighbours who have the SOSE system installed.  In any event, I was not suggesting that the OP install the SOSE system, just that Danny with SOSE says they can help repair or install the system that Myron sold.  That doesn't involve any monitoring or ongoing service.  That said, I do not know of anyone who has used Danny to do this but am just passing on what he told me.

  12. This from the American Diabetes Association website:

    Am I allowed to bring my diabetes supplies with me on the plane? 

    Yes. TSA specifically states that diabetes-related supplies, equipment and medications, including liquids, are allowed through the checkpoint once they have been properly screened by X-ray or hand inspection. Passengers should declare these items and separate them from other belongings before screening begins. -

    See more at:


  13. 1 hour ago, El Saltos said:

    If you are calling Mexico from the USA the prefix is:  011 52 followed by the number you're calling.  If you're calling a Mexican cell phone put a 1 after the 52 then enter the 10 digit phone number. If you're in Mexico simply enter the 10 digit number.

    According to the card I was given at Telcel, here is how you dial a Mexico number from the US or Canada. Spanish first and then my Google Translate to English

    Como llama a Mexico estando en el extranjero

    Para marca a Mexico desde cualquier parte del mundo  +52-codigo de area y numero .

    celular +521 y 10 digitos

    How to call Mexico While abroad
    To dial Mexico from anywhere in the world 52-+ area code and number.
    Cell phone +521 10 digits

  14. 1 hour ago, bontepar said:

    You do not need a smog test in Mexico for US plated cars, I suggest you get South Dakota plates, you do not need to be a resident of South Dakota, you only need a US social security number and BEST of all South Dakota does not require a smog test..for more info call any DMV of South Dakota and The treasurer of any county, the treasurer is the one that issues plates and Title


    Well...see Spencer's comment above. I would accept his advice as he is a lawyer and therefore knows the rules. And I know of people with a foreign plated vehicle who have been stopped by the traffic police in Guadalajara and questioned as to why they do not have the sticker.  So while Spencer says "technically" I am not sure I would want to debate this with a traffic cop if stopped for some other apparent infraction.

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