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  1. I just went last week to plaza gallerias And went ibto sears and best buy I would suggest doing the trip.. great selections.... Sears had a special deal on samsungs If you purchased one of 3 top of the line large flat screens.. they gave you a 43" samsung for another room for free 😁
  2. 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.
  3. 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 th
  4. You will get an imigration form... fill it up and you will be given half the form to return in your way back.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 6
  12. 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
  13. 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 ### so
  14. Months ago we used it... it was in good condition before the rains They do have maint crews to fix issues
  15. International arrivals area has that restaurant right after you leave customs area by terminal exit. Better to be sitting then standing
  16. I always google Mexico sat peso. To get official current rate
  17. At least make sure you have usa insurance and canadian. My reg expired and i got pulled over nob.. showed my current usa insurance and proof i was living in mexico Officer let me go with no ticket
  18. As i said, its better to go into a facility in gdl that does these procedures daily and weekly with properly trained technicians and in environement where things are regulated
  19. I would suggest you make the trip to guadalajara to be taken care by a facility that does these treatments daily and have the proper personal
  20. I have used dhl plenty of times.... to eliminate any issues i always have the sender write "OCURRE" and the exact address of dhl on lazaro cardenas. This means i will show up to pick up item at that facility. Get tracking # and keep track till it arrives to gdl
  21. Mis-branded water could make you sick
  22. Anyone have the skylink system? Its completely wireless
  23. I am just glad i watch the movie with mel gibson "signs".. Ill be ready with my glass of water amd or squirt toy gun
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