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Everything posted by Semalu

  1. I lived 4 years in Upper La Floresta. In that time I found that lower La Floresta experiences more noise issues from weekend parties but is still quiet most of the time (weekends are a hit or miss). Upper La Floresta gets the odd loud party but is quieter overall. No matter where you go in Mexico you will get noise of one sort or another. Best to learn to love it or join the carmudgeons who love to gripe about everything. Bring ear plugs wherever you travel if you are a light sleeper.
  2. A well deserved honor. He writes poetry that speaks to everyone and was smart enough to put it to music. Here is a good summary of his work. http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bob-dylan-lyrics-nobel-prize-literature-1.3802933?cmp=rss Congratulations Bob, (BTW Ms. Meade in Montreal is still waiting for you to pay her back.... but something tells me her rights to the story may be priceless).
  3. The first type you boot up your computer you are given a language option. Just make sure you choose English and all will be well. At worst you may have to get used to a new keyboard configuration that includes Symbols and accents, actually a convenience once you get used to it.
  4. I loved watching the pedestrians, especially the ones that crossed right in the middle of it all!
  5. I have always been treated with friendliness and courtesy. Part of the golden rule effect. Do I wish they were more consistently stocked? Of course, but after +20 years in Mexico I am not going to give myself ulcers over one more store out of hundreds that stops stocking an item simply because they can't keep it on the shelves long enough.
  6. No idea if its true or not, but what fun the speculation eh? It would be good for the area to attract businesses like these, and others like them, if only to improve the tax base and for employment ops. Is it possible that Sam's/Walmart would do this? Well, it fits their MO. They opened a scaled down store in Iguala Guerrero with considerable success servicing a catchment area of about 200,000 people. I am not sure Greater Riberas fits that demographic but we are probably close. Sam's Iguala branch was opened shortly after Iguala got their first modern day grocery store, La Bodega. At the time
  7. Alrighty then, time to choose a side... 1. “A messy house is a must - it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!” ― Jennifer Wilson 2. “You must know that it is by the state of the lavatory that a family is judged.” ― Pope John XXIII
  8. I am glad Volaris is doing a direct flight on the Phoenix run. That opens up lots of options for using Phoenix as a hub. Now we need someone who knows how the original poster can use his Amex miles. I don't use Amex but I do use points on another card. I go directly to their expedia based website with the desired flight info and buy it that way. I do not know if Amex works this way too. Call them.
  9. News to me but I hope its true..at least they will have better parking options than DHL. I wonder if DHL are improving on their existing location? This article may shed some light (or add to the speculation) http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/dhl-to-invest-after-extraordinary-year/
  10. The old US Air flight to Phoenix is the best flight there simply because it is a direct flight. Its a smaller plane (an Embraer I think) but they also do 737's on that run depending on when you travel; so check what is available for different travel dates if you are flexible. American airlines bought US Air and are still offering that route. It is the only route where I will actually choose AA over another airline. Look it up at www.aa.com. All other airlines will require connections and will be more difficult for your hip because of that. I have no idea if AE points can be used with AA b
  11. ...and if you REALLY want to lose all your privacy, go out and buy Googles new smart speakers coming on the market, that little item along side your web based in home security camera and yes, Big Brother is watching you....
  12. When I bought my fridge at Costco they said it came with a 30 day in store policy.
  13. There was one on the libramiento north of Walmart in Ajijic. In the shopping complex where the Pemex is. I do not know if it is still there. Lots of parking.
  14. It is essentially a return policy. It is not just Walmart that does this, all major stores have the same one- go to their websites if you want more info. You get one month to return the product for a full refund, after that you deal with the manufacturers warranty and not the store where you bought it, so make sure to register the purchase with them too. The store provides a sales guarantee only. The manufacturer provides a warranty for defective products.
  15. Google turpentine vs thinner, then go buy some thinner at any paint store (they call it Tin err) . Real cheap
  16. Anyone figure out how to run tunnelbear on a smartscreen TV or do we still have to go through the computer?
  17. Google chimeneas en Guadalajara and a whole lot of options pop up.
  18. By the looks of it, all that fine black soil along the beaches is from decomposing lirio and, left unchecked, looks like it has the capacity to fill the lake over time. I like the burning man idea, expect why not turn it into alcohol and sell it world wide as Chapala Gold.
  19. Cool, I wonder why it had to make emergency movements. Has Mork finally come back to earth? At least I know why I am stuck on "Please wait, acquiring satellite signal". These links may have something to do with it. Watch the first video. In fact, watch them all.. For the video see http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/ For the dry science see http://spaceweathernews.com/
  20. I am completely out this evening. Their website is down too, with an error message siting they are experiencing technical difficulties;
  21. Hmm, daring to taunt us are you Maincoons? I guess I will have to look forward to the day your flip phone dies, and it will, and you will be faced with the torture of upgrading :-) For me, the day they invented the smart phone was liberation day for me. It freed me to get out and about from behind the office desk. My office now travels with me wherever I go, and I can "close the office" whenever I want. I now get more exercise, see more of the sun, when it decides to come out, I see more of my friends and I stay completely up to date at all times. A simple delight.
  22. BTW, If you use your cell phone while traveling, AT&T offers a more seamless service than Telcel. With Telcel you have to pre-advise them you will be traveling and then buy an international service package for phone, text and or data before you go. They did not let me buy it once when I was already out of country. Didn't matter though as the few times I did buy it it didn't work anyhow except for texting and for receiving calls, despite buying a full meal deal. I could not make calls out, recieve or send emails nor could I use internet without a wifi hotspot. AT&T works seamlessly
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