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  1. Thank you Snowyco for the very interesting and useful post. I can attest - after renting three Mexican houses here & in Guadalajara - to the fact that they usually have no water purifying or filtration system, and the little screens on taps will up with sand and have to be cleaned. In Guadalajara we even had to put in our own expensive pressure system. The original poster's concerns are perfectly legitimate especially for those with compromised immune systems, which is a lot of the population in this town (age and illness).
  2. Tuberculosis is the larger risk here with raw milk because there is a lot of it in this country. So much of the cheese here is fresh also and maybe not pasteurized. You can't compare the conditions here with the conditions in the EU!
  3. No one has mentioned yet that, unfortunately, tuberculosis is a large problem in Mexico. Drinking raw milk HERE is risky. With all the warnings about brucellosis, salmonella, E. coli contamination and tuberculosis I would think common sense would dictate avoiding it unless you mean to pasteurize it properly.
  4. Why would you put sugar in your chicken brine? Some people put sugar in everything, yuck, but does it serve any purpose in the brine?
  5. Speaking of the new tortilla shop in Ajijic - she has plain, tomato, nopal, chipotle, whole wheat and beet (they don't have that earthy beet taste, they're very good). We find them a good thickness and she's been waiting for the machine from Monterrey to do the larger size (25 or 27 cm) automatically, making them just a tad thinner and even better. They're flaky and good. She's planning to make blue corn tortillas as well. She'll be selling as of next week at the Tuesday Farmer's market. And no, we're not related but do use a lot of them for wraps. We find the ones from Mezcal good but a bit too thick. Never buy the packaged ones from the bigger stores which are full of preservatives and other junk and taste awful.
  6. Taking T3, the chemical form called Cytomel (generic name) is not trivial or to be played with. You should speak with a competent specialist (an endocrinologist) who would approve it for you or not. It's available over the counter here, but if you do not in fact need the T3, you can overstimulate your heart causing palpitations, tachycardia and possibly worse. Novotiral is an arbitrary formulation which may or may not do you any good. Ontario (I'm not sure about the rest of Canada, but it's likely) banned Armour a few years ago largely because the dose cannot be accurately regulated, and it is not available in Mexico.
  7. It's not available, generic or otherwise, period.
  8. Thank you so much for the replies and experiences. I'm going to see Winston at Lake Chapala Moving, it's super that he was a customs broker and knows the ins and outs. You're right: who certifies? Some organization in Latin America that I didn't check. This is from Ajijic to Southern Ontario. Seymi's quote is by sea to Montreal where I supposedly have to go do the customs paperwork, probably stay overnight, then the stuff goes by train to its destination and I can just imagine the extra costs not quoted, taxes and more. I'm posting the costs because it may help someone else. Strom 8,000 USD, Seymi 12,000 USD - the quotes include some furniture, but not a lot. As I say, the disproportionate cost with Seymi was for the broker (just under 3,000 USD).
  9. I know this has been visited, but no one was specific, so it's hard to know if brief comments about specific movers are promotion by pals or genuine experience. We just had a quote from Seymi that I found high, largely because of brokerage fees, and worrisome because of the openness of the exclusions - possible additional brokerage fees, the necessity for the owner to be at the port of entry to do the customs paperwork (what's the broker for???), extra costs if things are not off-loaded from the ship, i.e. demurrage (quote was for sea shipment), extra costs if they unpack, have to go up stairs, have to carry stuff a certain number of meters, elevator fees, taxes and so on. Seymi makes a lot out of the fact that they are certified, whereas Strom for example (they say) is not. The Seymi quote was 4,000 USD higher than Strom's, with nearly 3,000 being a broker. Insurance would be 3% of the value of the goods on top of the 12,000 quote. None of these exclusions or brokerage fees were mentioned by Strom in their quote and it makes me wonder what the reality is. So I'm asking for people's experiences and costs with any moving companies, extra unexpected costs, reliability, brokerage fees, safety of travelling by land as far as Ontario with Buffalo or Detroit as the port of entry. Who had go to the port of entry to do their own paperwork? I had a bad experience with a customs broker years ago importing plants til I found a different method, so I like to avoid them at all costs. I'd really appreciate hearing any experiences and opinions, but if you're not comfortable making them public, please send me a message privately.
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