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  1. I have just seen your post. All the recommendations are for Ajijic, Chapala. I think you should look in Jocotepec which is much cheaper, and it is easy to get to Ajijic on the bus for about 10 pesos. I think you will love living here, it has the best of both worlds, Mexican and America/European/Canadian. I stayed in Puebla for a while, RVing, and I can see why you would want to move. Society is not so split here, the Mexicans are very welcoming to foreigners, cultures cross over with Mexicans who speak English and Expats who speak Spanish. There are lots of ways to make friends, and I would guess that your kids are bi-lingual. A friend has a lovely B&B just outside Joco town, you can catch the bus at the end of the road, it has a pool but I agree that it may be too cold for a pool. My e mail is rosfreed @ yahoo.com and I would be happy to give you more help if you e mail me.
  2. I am looking for a computer person who can create a Facebook Business Page and a web site with automated mail out for marketing. Will pay well, and possibly offer an ongoing small job managing FB page and web site
  3. Has anyone who posted a comment here actually owned and run a restaurant including doing the cooking and the front greeting/waiting on table? I have opened a number of restaurants in my life, all have been successful from the beginning Richards Restaurant in Chapala was our "Swan Song" restaurant. Wildly successful from the first day, Terrible location but plenty of parking which I think is very important but there you go, look at Tango Unfortunately we had to close Richards because of ill health. The ONLY factor we didn't put in. Getting old is hard to plan for I could write a book on opening a successful small owner/operator restaurants. SO many ways to fail. So hard to succeed. Good for Hugh that he is doing a decent job there Rosy the Chef
  4. Dr Youcha. Not only did he fix my bad back, he fixed a lot of other problems that I didn't even know I had. I feel 20 years younger
  5. I need to buy an airline compliant pet carrier with wheels, for a 5 kilo dog, can anyone tell me where to buy, or maybe have a second hand one to sell Thanks
  6. we three used to be experienced but now require safe, healthy and not crazy. The horses, I mean A decent ride, not a plod...but not scary. Horse people will know what I mean And we would like to bring our own saddles, 2 Englsih and 1 Western, as long as they fit Horses aren't strictly "fur: but I thought I would try Please e mail rosfreed @ yahoo . com
  7. We were experienced when we were younger. And not so scared of hitting the ground. we just want a decent place with healthy and not crazy horses, and where we can bring our own saddles as long as they fit, like English or Western, not Mexican We are in Joco but don't mind driving for a decent ride. Thanks email rosfreed @ yahoo . com
  8. The cider isn't alcoholic. Just Chillin.....the old one west of ajijic....used to sell it in small bottles. It was lovely, I had 3 and my legs were wobbly going out. I wish I could find out where to get it retail
  9. I live in Joco, and I got a phone/internet about two years ago. All was well, until one day I only had a phone line, no internet. I went to an internet place, checked my e mail, to find my friends had sent me a e mails to tell me I had no phone service. Went home....I did have phone service, just no internet, and people kept calling me in Spanish and asking me for Jose Rodrigues. Strange, I thought. Then I called a friend to tell them I did indeed have phone service. She had caller ID, and asked me where I was calling from. Home, I said. Interesting, she said, your number has changed. AH, I have Jose's number, but how? Someone close to the Big Bos with all the lines said that when we had the big storm, the Telmex guys had to put in another Big Box....and to connect all the phone wires to the correct numbers. I was unlucky. Calling Telmex never does any good, I went in and explained, they said it would be fixed n 24 hours, No need to tell the rest of the story, everyone knows it. I paid the bill for the phone number I had, and found out it wasn't in Jose's name, it was in a Japenese name, Yanomi. The bill was 380, and for my previous line and internet it was only 399.I asked if I could add internet to this line, and I couldn't because I wasn't Yanomi. I got a new service, Spiderweb, only 299. But I still have the phone line. So, I bought second hand an IPhone which has a good enough signal to work in my house. Now I really have a problem. I am definitely NOT smart enough for this phone, but am spending hours of frustration trying to install "stuff" ....for which I first had to find an Apple ID. I actually managed that after about 3 days of computer rage. I installed whatsApp. Now I can't find it. I think I will go back to Telmex again PS I tried bribery, the telmex repair place is right outside Aurrera....there are always Telmex cars there, and men, They all looked at me horrified and said they could only come to people on their list, in turn. I asked about after hours work. Definitely not
  10. In Joco they sell big pieces of very crisp pork skin, I buy it and just pop it in the oven to go with my very lean pork meat. I buy my pork at Aurrora which horrifies my expat friends, the meat area "smells nasty"....but the pork and chicken they sell is delicious, tender, and CHEAP
  11. Maybe Richard and I should rent La Serafe???? Or where Baby Chillin used to be, Ole Ola, I always liked that place We could call it Baby Richards Rosie the Chef Sofry.....I just wanted to add to the fun!
  12. Jocotepec is absolutely the best place to live...Chapala is noisy, especially at the weekend. Way too much traffic. More expensive than Joco.. Ajijc...very nice for a couple of hours visit, and it is a short bus ride away for 12 pesos. In Joco you can find a little house to rent with a garden for $350 a month. It is on a bus route to Ajijic and to Guad. The market and local shops have almost all you need, and then there is a little supermarket "Aurrera" which is a lower market Walmart with lower prices. The plaza has a coffee place where expats meet, a latte is 2 pesos. There are several really good restaurants, one a Chinese that does excellent sushi. The roads have been redone, and the sidewalk, so difficult to walk on cobbles' Several places to volunteer if you are so inclined, a good garden group, book exchange, a Zumba class for 20 pesos for example Lovely park on the lake, Trees, flowers, birds, no crime, friendly people, NO you don't need to speak Spanish! AND....we live on $1,000 a month, and have a car, and pay rent. The new Seguro Popula free clinic is open to all residents with a visa temporal, no sign up fees, easy to do, and the doctors are good. We have a brand new hospital too. I love life at the West End of the lake. If you want any help or would like an "information tour" ....Focus on Mexico are very good but really only for the well off and they don't include jocotepec, e mail me rosfreed @ yahoo.com. Joco has a network of friends who can help with rentals.
  13. I used this butcher when I had Richards, he always had really good meat, well priced. Rosie ex of Richards' Restaurant
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