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  1. ...and that's the ONLY good reason to honk, IMO.
  2. Here's a completely unofficial personal observation: When trying to turn left off the Carreterra in heavy traffic, the only drivers that seem to stop and let you do so appear to be....Mexican. On the other hand, they are willing to risk all in order to pass on the two lane highway going west at such risk sometimes that I have to shut my eyes and wonder if they WANT one of those little shrines by the roadside. In other words...all our observation seem to be coming from la la land and personal observation. Whatever the case, horn honking in a long line of stopped cars is just pointless, no matter who is doing it. Me, I'm coming from a goodly portion of a lifetime of Los Angeles traffic. It's just nuts and always has been, and there's no greater "melting pot" than thereabouts.
  3. Bobby had a B&B in a beach town south of Manzanilla, but I heard it was sold.
  4. Sorry...my direct observation is that it covers all ethnicities around here. It the "lack of patience and common sense gene".
  5. Not addressed to whoever gave Camille a hard time, but to the drivers here in general: There you sit in a long line of cars, stuck behind "something" at the head of the line that either can't or won't move out of the way. This is when some :() way back in the line starts honking away, and then usually someone else joins in. Would someone please explain WHAT ON EARTH IS THE POINT OF THAT? (I don't really expect an answer) ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  6. My dentist for the last ten years enjoys an excellent reputation, speaks English and is very competent: Dr. Eloy Barragan 766-3847 Located on the main highway in Marisol.
  7. The best Chicken Cordon Bleu, freshly made, I've had in Mexico...and enough for a take home meal as well. Reasonable prices and comfortable seating. I prefer inside, where it's quieter. Nice people, too.
  8. Back to Jitomate...had their meat raviolis, and the are the best I've had in Mexico. Excellent pizza as well, with the best pepperoni.
  9. Dr. Vargas is an excellent ophthalmologist who practices at Hospital Puerto de Hierro in Guadalajara and has an auxiliary office at the Ajijic Hospital, where he comes every Tuesday. Appts. are made at the central desk there.
  10. I understand there is an age limit for potential donors. What is it?
  11. For a really good whiff of dog poop, take a walk on the Ajijic Malecon any morning. Anything else will pale in comparison.๐Ÿ˜„
  12. After living in the Chinese restaurant paradises of CA, I eagerly tried Min Wah years ago and had a terrible meal. Then, someone in my group of friends had a meal catered by them. The food was delicious. Tried their Saturday special next and was roundly disappointed. I'm thrifty enough that I want my restaurant pesos spending to be worth it. Not going back. YMMV.
  13. Moral of story: Be aware of such issues before you buy. Unlike the U.S. there are a number of "buyer beware" matters that neither the seller nor the real estate agents are obliged to tell you.
  14. Thanks for that! For some reason, it didn't occur to me to do that and yes, the little *uckers were often found in the pasta!!
  15. The basic ingredients are what pasta is all about. There's a world of difference between the kind of flour used in Italian pasta and that of ordinary flour often used in Mexican pasta, "homemade" or not. I buy the dry pasta from Italy.
  16. ...and here's another: https://www.hypertufa.net/how-to-make-hypertufa-pots/
  17. Do you realize that this thread is from 2015? What event are you referring to at LCS?
  18. Not really relevant to the original matter, IMO. ๐Ÿ™ƒ I moved to SMA in 2004 and at that time, there was plenty of crime. My neighbor had a home invasion in one of the "quiet" barrios. The policy of hushing up any unpleasantness in the service of keeping the tourist pesos flowing was well established back then. You "heard" about crimes on the grapevine. Never in the local paper. I left to move here in 2008 due to intolerance of the higher altitude, but that's the way it really was in terms of agreed-upon coverup.
  19. Absolutely. They have some excellent values in there.
  20. '' Yes! Driving in Guadalajara can be 'exciting', but if you cannot handle it, you should turn in your license. " (RVGringo) I think that's a bit extreme. There are many good drivers who have never encountered the kind of traffic that is "normal" in Guadalajara. There is no good reason why they should give up driving altogether and the obvious conveniences and pleasures driving elsewhere affords.
  21. Quote (page one) AlanMexicali: " Those states have a Baptist church every six square blocks in the cities and towns and have many followers who think/believe in a fantasy world not in the real World. Trying to rationalize their "world/reality" view isn't easy to understand as they seem outside reality looking in seeing evil everywhere where it does not exist. (It "Does Exist" only for them in their fantasy - Us against Them.) IMO '"
  22. I was a bit appalled when the religious aspect of matters came up, since I was cautioned since puppyhood to avoid getting into discussions about either that or politics, except with those I knew were in agreement with me. Talking about "moral superiority" gets even more ridiculous, since none of us can honestly claim it on a real life testing ground. I agree with Slainte completely. Let's talk about matters that we deal with here in Mexico if we want to avoid a nasty free for all.
  23. I recently had an xray at the new hospital in San Antonio. The equipment looks up to date and the attendant was efficient. Rates about the same as they were at the Maskaras location. This xray was a preliminary for hip surgery.
  24. If you want a US account that doesn't require your physical presence to open it or a U.S. address, check into American Citizens Abroad. There are other routes, but this one will introduce you to the State Dept. Federal Credit Union, a well established and insured financial institution with Checking, Savings and Credit Card services available. Originally designed for overseas government employees, but available to all expats. Very good rates and service is online.
  25. It is very different now than in 2000. Different than it was when I moved here in 2008. Much more the "touristy fiesta party" than you seem to wish for. You may want to explore other possibilities.
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