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  1. Thank you I spoke with Happiness Care (Riberas) today. They are full with a waiting list — and charge a basic rate of $40,000p/month ( excludes medications and adult diapers) . my friend has only US Social Security income - approx 25,000p month so that is far beyond the budget.
  2. Looking for suggestions /personal experience for a care home for a friend with rapidly progressing dementia and no family. (Residente Permanente status) . Individual has a very Limited budget ..U.S. Social Security income only . No very serious medical conditions at this point but needs 24/7 oversight
  3. Yes you can go back to the lab at Soriano for a paper copy if you wish…airline will accept paper or smartphone (I take both with me -just in case)
  4. Frankly Anywhere from $400 US to $2,000+US ......you’d really need to define a lot further what you’re looking for #1 what do you think of as a ‘decent area’ ....and what are ‘amenities’ to you (swimming pool? On-site workout area?walkable to gringo grocery store? .close to bus stop............) then # of bedrooms/baths; furnished or unfurnished, in a gated community or not; parking desired (off street, garage, carport ...); in-village (and which village) or farther from the center; yard or no yard; purified water system or not required; US-style kitchen and baths or not necessary etc etc
  5. For anyone interested in Mexican history , along with the history of Mexican passenger trains (for many decades the only way to travel), I highly recommend this amazing book ....if you can find it “Yesterday’s Train - A Rail Odyssey Through Mexican History “ , Terry Pindell , 1997. A review https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/687641.Yesterday_s_Train
  6. I like ‘ Chapala Health Talk ‘on FB for current, accurate, comprehensive & neutral local Covid-related info as soon as it is available and confirmed. I appreciate that some people are reluctant to use FB —and I appreciate the reasons- but like it or not that’s largely how & where the information you’re looking for is communicated to the general public
  7. I’d also suggest printing out the rules you find on the airline website and bringing the printout with you when you go to the airport....it may come in handy should you encounter a rep at check-in who has a different understanding......it happens
  8. Keep in mind any airline might have different requirements...
  9. Went this morning and to my great surprise the bagels are like the real NYC bagels I’m used to - well, very incredibly close at least- and the (warm!) walnut raisin bread loaf is to die for. Very pleasant place , pleasant staff
  10. Went Tuesday Dec 1st to Lydia’s , medical office 1 door east of Vinos America on the carretera in Ajijic. ,$750 for #4 flu shot you must get on the list a pay deposit
  11. FYI, anyone can send mail to the US via Ishop - for a small charge. You don’t need to buy a box
  12. My 7 year old dog has been diagnosed with Addison’s disease. Can anyone speak to their own experience with treatment for their dog locally for this ?
  13. My personal experience . Flew recently to US east coast and most pleasant trip since before 9/11 . Airports super clean and quiet and calm. no crowds/no rushing, no lines anywhere, super easy immigration experience . Everyone — 100% - masked , social distancing observed and everyone super chill. I fly a few times/year ...If only it was always like this
  14. Mostlylost....so when my friend pays the typical $200p for my Telcel Amigos Sin Limites plan she could also request / pay another 50mx for 30 days of North America coverage? that and connecting to a WIFI network as much as possible and using Roam only when I can’t connect, I should find my pesos going a good deal farther than 12 days?
  15. If you’re one of those folks who regularly use your IPhone both Lakeside and the US I hope you can help as sadly I’m very unsavvy about smart phone technology and lingo. I have an iPhone 7 and Lakeside I buy Tercel’s ‘amigo plan sin limites’ plan, 200p for 28 days.— all good. Im in the US and arranged for a friend to pay my Telcel for me while I’m away. But I’m obviously doing something wrong . With phone Set to WIFI , nothing works. With phone setting set to ‘cellular data’ ON all is good (phone calls, texts, emails internet) but the 200p paid lakeside lasts only for about 12 days. Is it the Sin Limites plan I’m buying Lakeside? How I’m setting my phone? (Strangely when the Telcel rep called the ‘main office’ they said I’d need to go to a Telcel office here in the US ....but as far as I can determine Telcel doesn’t exist here in the US so ....) Thank you for any advice you can give me — as simply put as possible
  16. Try a papeleria for FAX...Trinidad in SAT has one
  17. Last week , in Chapala, for a new Mexican license, I was given the 50% discount based on date of birth without an INAPAM card...had to pay at one of the two banks posted on the wall at the entrance (remember to write down the bank account numbers that appear under the bank names posted on the wall , and the exact amount) and after paying at the bank you need to go to the nearby copy store to make a copy of the bank receipt . Some typical waiting in line after each step but all in all pretty efficient.
  18. I also thank you for posting this. As of last week Volaris had no flights to JFK through September...today they do!
  19. You might consul the various dog rescues for opinions as they care for hundreds of dogs /year ..and have experienced all kinds of health issues
  20. Part of The big deal is that it’s the policy, whether you personally agree with it or not.
  21. Tough call. Doctor bills in the US could eat up $13,000, your ten years of savings, fast ..even considering Part A/hospitalization Is automatic for everyone
  22. I also fail to get what the (fluctuating ) exchange rate of some other country’s currency has to do with with an appropriate wage paid for services here in in Mexico.
  23. I recommend “Tito’s” for delicious rotisserie chicken! Juicy , nicely seasoned (not too salty) . Located inside small doorway across from Mario’s Restaurant on Ramon Corona Saturday and Sunday only . Usually a sandwich board on the sidewalk in front.
  24. Dr. Lupita has been very open . She tested negative in Jocotopec, was not comfortable with the process went to Guad for a retest and confirmed positive. Test done in Guad, will be reported as Guad case.
  25. Was there around 5pm today. As I walked in I noticed immediately the baggers had masks on their chin , pulled them up whenever customer came to the register. Inside the store a few had no visible masks at all-including the young woman cutting cheese in the deli and girl stocking shelves. Most with masks had them under their nose. Maybe 3 workers wearing masks properly. I said something to the woman at the desk but she just nodded and kept at her paperwork. Seriously, how hard IS this? Especially now with COVID confirmed in nearby Santa Cruz I won’t be going back unless/until they take things seriously
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