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    Knife Sharpening

    barrbower, the Ojeda family makes knives with German steel and I bet they have a pretty good idea on how to sharpen knives and so do the other knives makers in Sayula..
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    Bonsai Trees

    check face book there is a bonsai group in Chapala.. you can also buy bonsais in Guadalajara. They sell pre bonsai plants on the side of the carreter sometines and some nurseries have them too..
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    Knife Sharpening

    You are lucky.. Lots of knife makers in Sayula, take a drve there and have you knives sharpened- or go to te feria de los Maestros in Chapala on 9th 10th or 11th and have your knives sharpened there..
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    The ladies side has a toilet with no water if it was clean ot is because there was no one. I spent 2 days 1 night there and believe me it is disguting.
  5. Does anyone know someone in Mezala who spoke their language? Heard no one speak an indigenous language there. My experience ewth indigenous is that they accept you as long as you follow their ways and their customs if not you have no business being there. Not all indigenous speak poor Spanish, there many indigenos villages where the originllanguage is lost but people continue following the old customs and laws.
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    Did you check the bathroom in the holding tanks? No water , it is disgustng...Forget the peeling pant how about cleaning that pig sty.
  7. Yes they are exceptions who are hard of hearing like they were in their 30´s... funny how people can fool themselves. Although it is true that some people stay more mobile than others we all age like it or not.. Go out with young people hiking n the woods at high altitude and see how your old body like it.. My mother is 96 , lives by herself and is dong well but she is not 80 or 70 and even less 60, she is a 96 year old doing well nothing more nothing les and she is lucky. Yes the ones that are dong well are lucky but they too will die soon, let´s not kid ourselves.
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    Charles Schwab???

    we have a scwab accojnt and do not have a us address.. They have international account and do not have to have a us address.
  9. I sometimes arrive on late flights, I take a taxi from the airport to Ajijic and never had a problem. The cab drivers know about the potholes and the dark highway It is a good idea to have detail instructions on where you are going and a phone number so the cab driver can call for directions if he is not sure on how to get there. I am a woman and travel alone and never had a problem in the last 17 years I have lved in Ajijic.
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    Cohetes this morning

    The cohetes go back to the Spaniards who also use them for festivals.
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    Fish mislabelling

    Yes mahi mahi is dorado and you can see the whole fish. It is. Mahi mahi and rex snapper is huachinango and it is the real thing too. You can forget any of those and give me any fish from the cold waters of the northern atlantic..
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    Fish mislabelling

    I never buy fillets i buy the fish and have the fishmonger process in front of me and i tip him. I do not care what the have processed already, i like to see the fish and chose it myself.. Yesterday i bought fresh tuna and he cut it up right there. When they have large flounders i buy them, have him process it and i freeze what i do not use This way i Know what i get. Right now there is fresh tuna available and it is delicious. The salmon is chilean hence farm raised, it is pale in color.
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    Plastic Bags

    When i was a kid veggies were wrapped in newspaper and meat in wax paper and you brought a bag with you. Wine water ans milk were in glass bottles and que had wirem metal baskets to carry those.. We had nets or baskets we would take to the market and my mother shopped every day..
  14. Rv learning a new language dles nothing to alzheimer.. My old boss was 55 when he was diagnose with alzheiner, he had an unbelevable memory spoke 5 languages fluently and was learning Italian when he came down with it.. I know several cases lime his..
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    Ear Piercing Street Vendor in Mexico City

    We have one in san cristobal de las casas as well
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    Plastic Bags

    Yes we have had no bags in france for a long time. You bring your bag and you pack your own grocery you also weight your merchandise and check yoursel out in some plces
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    Rheumatologist needed

    I go to the one at Quality Care-
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    Pet Peaves

    yes most peeves seem to be about Walmart and yet there is a simple solution to that one..
  19. what are the brand names? They have nice linens and lamps..and are great for apartment dwellers..I like their kitchens as well..
  20. I had a mastiff that was stung by a scorpion and I had to take him to the vet as he seemed to be in pain and have problems but he was ok after a shot. I would imagine small dogs could have problems.. My neighbors had 7 dogs once and they found rentals but that was a long time ago and dogs make it more dififcult to rent. They would rent unfurnished houses and I think that is what you have to do if you have more than one or two.
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    Chicken mole

    Camille you can leave a message for Manuel at 3331753604 he brings some back from Oaxaca everytime he goes there as he is from there and he has some right now if you are interested send him a whatsapp. He is a student and works late but he usually is freer in the morning.
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    Cream of tartar - where to find?

    I am looking for Cremo de Tartara as I use it for wool dying. I usually by t in farmacias in little bags of 6 or 7 pesos which is pretty expensive when you need kilos of it. It can also be found at SL and some fner supermarkets I buy the no brand in little packages in Chiapas so it is availble in Mexico but you have to look for it if you do not live lakeside..
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    Velcro anyone?

    GO to a fabric store or ask at the tanguis
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    Free books on wine

    I am clearing out remnants from my old life and have large maps of vineyards from Bordeaux and Burgundy used in seminars. Also have The great Domaines of Burgundy by Remington Norman Alexis Lichines New Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits Grossman´s Guide to Wine Beers and Spirits Windows on the World complete wine course by Kevin Zraly
  25. yes just like Social Security who told us they would answer within 5 working day..we are still waiting..