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  1. We have been here since 2011 and, if I recall correctly, we learned of it the first year we were down here. And also, a big thanks from us, we also enjoy listening to it in the car.
  2. dichosalocura

    where to find distilled water

    We used to buy the large bottles of Arrowhead distilled water at Walmart but it has been awhile since we have seen it there, so now we buy it at Super Lake.
  3. We use Dr. Eric who is on Juarez St right behind the market.
  4. dichosalocura

    Halloween 2018

    In Chapala on the main street of Madero, most of the businesses hand out candy and there are lots of trick or treaters but the candy would probably be better in and around Ajijic.
  5. Mezcala is primarily an indigenous village that has lost, for the most part, its ability to speak en los dialectos or in their local variety of Nahuatl that was spoken in the Chapala area. Some of the older abuelitos or older folk still retain some words and expressions but almost nobody in Mezcala can speak Nahuatl fluently, now a days. I haven't studied the correctness of their Spanish, but everybody that I ask in Chapala tell me that they speak Spanish with a strong indigeneous accent and they talk quite different from regular Mexicans and that they are very suspicious of foreigners and normal Mexicans a like. They are very insular and prefer to be around their own people. In Chapala they have an insult when you look super indigenous they say you have a cara de Mezcala, or a Mezcala face. I'm not quite sure what it means but I feel like it means that los mestizos y güeros of Chapala feel like they are not the same make as the people of Mezcala. I guess it is like Le Paris et la province.
  6. Los mexicanos indígenas don't always get along well with los mexicanos mestizos. Many times the mestizos being part european and speaking good Spanish look down on los indígenas that may speak the indigeneous languages and possibly may speak Spanish poorly.
  7. dichosalocura

    Boys youth futbol

    I know nothing about Ajijic, I live in Chapala. But if you are talking about youth soccer teams as in fútbol, there are several in the Chapala area. Also, I have no details about them, but if you are interested I would ask in the Campo Municipal which is somewhat similar to the Reck in the USA, it is the soccer field right before you come to the Monday morning Tianguis in Chapala. Ask there first, there are several groups that meet there and there are also several groups that meet in the Cristiania Park in Chapala. If you don´t speak Spanish bring an interpreter.
  8. dichosalocura

    Pill bugs aka sow bugs, woodlice

    They need moisture, I don't think they can live long on bare dry tiles. If they are invading the inside of your home, you may have other problems. I have never seen them survive in a dry environment for long, like that inside a home. But maybe you have an evolved specimen living there.
  9. dichosalocura

    Men's electric shavers

    Yeah, many brands make the claim their pre-shaving oil make the beard hairs softer, but I always had my doubts. What they do do is prevent chaffing and irritation of the face. I hate shaving with an electric razor on a dry face. It's not confortable at all. I have Portuguese heritage so I have the thick heavy beard hairs. Ouch!
  10. dichosalocura

    Plants for Large Arbor?

    I'm not sure how the huele de noche would do in an arbor since they aren't really a vine, but there are plenty of climbing vine jasmine varieties that would do nice. Maybe, also the mandevilles or possibly intertwined with jasmines. Wisteria would work. I really liked the idea of passion fruit, beautiful flower, delicious and fast growing fruit, excellent in aguas frescas and great for margaritas. You could get two or three varieties and grow them together, each variety would have a different colored flower.
  11. If you are arriving at Guadalajara at midnight and plan on coming to Chapala or Ajijic, I would definitely just come on to Ajijic by way of taxi, my folks do it frequently at that hour, there are always taxis, and the airport taxis know the road well. I don't think there is anything to really worry about, now if they are planning on driving, maybe........but the taxi drivers know the stretch well.
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    Men's electric shavers

    Once you get your electric razor, please tell us where you found your pre-shave oil to put on your face before you shave. We have tried and tried to find it here, but to no avail. We finally stocked up on several bottles, last time we traveled to the States.
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    Banks Closed

    Could it be that today is the day of St Francis, the patron saint of Chapala and that today is also the last day of las fiestas patrias in Chapala.
  14. Mike, I'm just using my android phone, maybe if I turned my real computer on I could see the picture better. I just thought with all this rain, the first picture would have looked greener. I know how old pictures are recycled in the news these days and apparently old news articles too! But in Chapala as of 2:00 things have been calm and seem like a normal day. I've walked down Madero twice since then. Hopefully, the situation is now being contained.
  15. Just out of curiosity, why does those photos posted by Vista Lake show the follage looking kind of dry? Is that today or of what was reported back in May, I thought that happened I Gdl.