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Everything posted by bmh

  1. My gardner told me the discount was for paying early not for INAPAM. That was for last year, he does not know ye for this year.
  2. yes drinking of lakes and stream is not a good idea anywhere.. People develop blindness from drinking out of some streams in Chiapas and a friend of ours went to Panama to develop a virgin piece of land on an island and almost died from drinking from a wonderful clean stream there. Parasites lurk everywhere and clear water is just as dangerous as muddy water..
  3. The point is that in places where certain types of parasites are prevalent, they are treated with antibiotics and they become mroe difficult to treat. Antibitotics are to be treated with respect and not taken in excess. I guess it is the reason for having to have a prescriptions in Mexico rather than being able to buy them over the counter. By the way Giardia is in Mexico and in Europe as well no need to go to Africa to get it and it is not pleasant either.
  4. amoebas in Mexico are somewhat resistant to antibiotics and you need a couple week treatment before getting ridd¿ off them meanwhile Giardia is somewhat resistant to antibiotics in Africa and are very tough to get rid off if you contacted it over there.
  5. Do not take any medecine if you are not sick. If youget sick get checked and take the medecine for what you have. That is what we do . We have been here for 13 years, did not get sick the first couple of years then we got sick a lot with amoebas, samonela and other things but we have not gotten sick for the last 4 years so these things come and go. I guess it depends where you live, what you do and where you go, do not sweat it just take it as it comes and do not take medecine when you do not have to. No matter what tak to your doctor before taking any medecine .
  6. In Chiapas a fair skin woman is a "meca" not sure about the spelling, I have heard it a whole lot more than gúera but the governor is "el güero" el gobernador el mas joven....
  7. here is no area code for Ajijic most phoes in Ajijic are 33 3 or 33 1 same as Guadalajara
  8. Mason´s day around October, any day??? I am aware that the masons have their day during the San Andres Fiesta which ends the 30th of November but October?? The 6 oclcok cohetes are to warn people that mass is about to start not to get blessings. Bennie since you have been here for a while maybe you should learn something about the culture.
  9. For climate it is one of the top for cost , there are lots of places that are cheaper , it all depends what people arelooking for.
  10. How much do they run and how long do they last? Just read the reviews on Amazon.com...not great, it is interesting they are very mixed to say the least.
  11. Some stove have thermostats and be happy if yours does not, it took us a year to get our stove fixed as the part was no longer available..
  12. depends on your sove brands. WIth some high end brands you are better off asking Tio Sam to help you and recommend a repairman. Some thermostat are easy to come by and some are not..good luck try calling 765 5653 or 045331 281 21 63 Miguel if you have a Mabe type .
  13. I do not think they read the forum but you better believe they are watching, have friends who work for people around , the maid and gardeners gossiping does not help the situation either, workers working outside also can have friends who are less than honest so there is no need to really invest time reading forum to get information. You would be surprise how much people around you know about your habits and coming and goings. Villages are gossipy anywhere in the world and some valuable information can be had from innocent and honnest people without even asking.
  14. 765 4921 is their number. We have been using them for more than 5 years and are happy with their service.
  15. Every area has some local bacterias that may be different from what your system is used to so you may have a slight reation but as a rule the water here is clean if your tank on the roof or underground water cistern is cleaned on a regular basis.Some houses have filters. I do not have an filter and have no problems here. I do wash and disinfect the fruit and vegies that I will eat raw. Just rinse the ones you cook, the boiling water or steanm will sanitize them. I do not pay a lot of attention wether I swallow r do not water in the shower and wah my teeth with bottle water. If you are here o
  16. I never had the bank" forget", never had problem in 12 years. I always check the bill and check if am charged as I said never a problem and the banks do it for us for two houses.
  17. Banamex and Bancomer will pay your CFE and telephone bill if you set it up with them. They have paid our bills for the last 12 years without any problems Once CFE was a problem and I suspended the payment from Bancomer until CFR was straightened out and then I had the bank resume payments.
  18. Joco60 is misinformed about France. We do eat a lot of raw milk products but the cattle and other animals are all vaccinated. and the standards of cleaniless are pretty strict. In the past many people got sick from raw milk.We call bruscellosis Malta fever . You can get tubercolisis and bruscellosis as well as e-coli and salmonella from raw milk. When we were kids we always boiled the milk for 3 minutes . We had a little pyrex flat object that made noise when true boiling would start and we timed the boiling. I got bruscellosis from eating cheese or yogurt in Ajijic as I do not drink milk
  19. I am sure it would but this is not how I cook, I roast,and I grill .I cook very few stews and I want to have an option.
  20. It is only a rip off if you paid more for them. Down here in Chiapas all potatoes are sold with dirt on them but we have no russets ,no one has ever heard of them so no rip off either.
  21. Sometimes Super Lake has them but not always.
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