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  1. Leaving my friends a few weeks ago from mezcala towards lake chapala... one after the other vehicle had flat tires... I guess it was from the large potholes... a few days later i went towards focasios restaurant and saw the local man that fills the pot holes for a propina (tip) from motorists.. I asked him if he would go pass the milk factory quite a distance.. he said yes.. i asked him if i could show him the large holes and off we went.... Having showed him... i dropped him off and told him i dont live in this area of town.. so i gave him 200.00 pesos to motivate him.. Next day i was curious and drove that way a d he was there.. filling the holes. Sure its temporary fix but you would not want to encounter a flat tire
  2. Great topic!!!!!! I have 2 examples with regards to IVA and prices for goods in mexico. Many years ago when the peso was at 12.56 per dollar and i needed tires for my truck.. i was shocked to see the mud wrangler tires at 4,700 pesos each I we t here a d i went there and tried to find an affordable brand tire... i sent an email to the sams or costco mexico regional manager (business contact) and requested a bfgoodridge mud terrain km2 tire... he gave me a quote of 2,500 each.. sold.. i said i take those and waited the 2 weeks... basically it was about 199.00 per tire that was the usa market price.. was even happier when the tires showed up and they were the E load that cost 242.00 in the usa The other example was while in the usa i went to sears and bought a kitchen aid cake mixing machine for a family here in mexico.. cost 250.00 dollars.... while in gdl malls i saw the same machine for 500.000 dollars in pesos.. i was shocked and asked hiw many machines they sell per month... even though they had the 72 months no interest plans Last year talking about prices etc in mexico... an industry insider explained that eveytime the product is moved from the border to the central warehouse to distributor.. they charge IVA and thats one of the reasons all the products are so expensive. The mercedes that costs 86,000 dollars in the usa.. sells here for 146,000 I am still confused wondering how a families household could benefit from paying regular prices and not the out of reach prices. So i would not know what i would do at the furniture store...although if i could save $$$$ i would choose the better option
  3. You will get an imigration form... fill it up and you will be given half the form to return in your way back.
  4. I also took foil paper squares.. i lifted each wooden bed post on the floor and wrapped the foil paper so they cant crawl un on the bed and i keep bed a few inches from the wall
  5. I would not take a chance and wear both face mask and the eye shield.... If your in the usa and are planning to fly.. buy the large clear swim gogles. Better safe then sorry.. European videos show hospital and ambulance drivers wearing masks and gogles
  6. The powder used for scorpions is called asumtol (not sure about spelling)they usually sell at vet stores and you mix with water.. brush it around property and your good for a few months I also use grey duck tape as a wall... i place one strip along the door bottom taped to both sides.. and i place one same size with sticky side up... most laugh but i have caught one on the top of my tape barrier and also very small ones at the bottom If you go to home depot on the garden side you will find the rodent stick stuff... i have placed a few on corners and have caught small scorpions They say the scorpions with lobster claws are not poisone... the ones with pointed claws are the poisen ones..but dont quote me on that The over the counter medicine available at the pharmacy at walmart is called AVAPENA. no more then 3 pills per 24hrs While in the subject of insects.. my latest trick for flies is 50/50 white vinegar and the purple fabuloso floor cleaner "fresca lavanda" i take a plastic bottle cut it at the bottom like a bowl and i hang them . Placing a foil paper ball to keep birds from drinking it
  7. I am not a fan of nafta since the actual factory workers dont benefit with a good factory wage Most of these factories have close to 40% employee retaining problem. They get trained and they leave One company in tijuana has 2,400 workers and they stay an average of 5 years and they leave. Nafta should have gone both ways... allow used tires for the mexican citizens, allow used clothing for the mexican citizens.
  8. Not sure what to think about the article.... i came down with a friend and his lady and we got rooms at chapala real next to the lake. I had decided just to get rooms for 1 night. Next morning i told my friend "we are out of here" i was not pleased with the price they charge for the rooms. We went over to hotel danza del sol and were very pleased. When the reporter says the real the chapala is the most blah blah blah.... that is truly an incorrect statement
  9. I often purchase nob refurbished unlocked cell phones and bring them down to donate Kids tennis rackets would also be grest for the tennis courts at the lake. They are usually very cheap nob If your flying down bring some kids size tennis rackets to donate to the court for kids
  10. Road conditions.change from state to state.. i would replace your tires with 80,000 mile tires Service your coolant and a/c Google traza tu ruta to have your list of towns along the way... so when you reach a sign that says pereferico. You will know thats to avoid the next town and continue south Hermosillo you go through the town following the signs to next city Obregon you go through the town Every time i have made the trip my schedule was different But 100% after you pass obregon.. there is no place to sleep for at least 4 hrs I entered obregon around 6pm and thought i would find a no tell motel in a few miles.... felt very stupid driving at night and finally finding a motel about 11 30 pm
  11. Your stops should be made according to when you cross the border..... Hermosillo is an option Obregon is my personal fav.... The drive after obregon to next state is long.... i passed obregon at 6 30pm thinking a no tell motel would be near by south bound... it wasnt untill 11 45pm i found the place were the military took chapo before he was flown out
  12. Every state will have the 3 types..... nice , decent, nasty I traveled to the automotive factory state and would just remember the one that looked the best and i would turn around and stay at those... if it did not have an electric garage i would put 2 screw drivers in both sides to keep anyonr from opening garage I stayed in one that had 1 unit for 3,500 for 8 hours I asked to see it... 2 60 inch flat screens 1 10 foot bar with striper poles 1 lap pool on the back patio 1 bed 20 feet by 20 feet.... 2 leather sofas 30 feet in lenght 1 bad ### sound system
  13. Months ago we used it... it was in good condition before the rains They do have maint crews to fix issues
  14. International arrivals area has that restaurant right after you leave customs area by terminal exit. Better to be sitting then standing
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