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  1. It mostly depends a lot on if you rent or own. If you rent you probably would prefer not to invest so much. If you own and do decide to invest in a home water purification system by all means it will need to be serviced regularly. If your RO tastes aweful and smells bad, something is definitly wrong. We use Jackie at H2Olé.
  2. I am no expert on this subject. But the way I understand is that UV just zaps the pathogens and amoebas and kills them. It does not remove heavy metals and poisons out of the water. RO is the way to go for potable drinking water. It is good to have both systems. UV is good for your bathroom and shower water and RO is preferable for your kitchen drinking water. We also have both. I would personally not drink much of the UV filtered water. Since it probably still retains the heavy metals and arsenic. But brushing your teeth with it is probably ok. Its is better to drink only the RO water.
  3. What does fully vaccinated really mean? So you have had the two shots, does that mean you are fully vaccinated for only 3 to 6 months? It has been stated that after 3 months most Covid vaccines begin to lose their effectiveness. After 6 months its time for another one. With a 99 percent survival rate why is everyone freaking out about Covid. For certain someone is making big money. Now are we expected to get vaccinated every 6 months till we eventially die? Come on people, think, what is really going on here?
  4. Natasha, I think you meant to say to send a whatsapp message or a voice message because if he isn't answering phone calls I doubt he would answer a whatsapp phone call.
  5. I can assure you that I was not trying to protect a friend since I have no idea who Lakeside7 is. I just get tired of hearing white Americans talking about how Mexicans are some sort of homogeneus race. I often wonder if those people who feel that way live in gated communities and rarely walk the streets and even see and talk with the local Mexican people. If they did they would know that they are a rather diverse group of people blended with many different ethnicities. That is all I was trying to say.
  6. I think it's racist to say someone could be racist against a Mexican when Mexican isn't even a race. Mexicans come in all shades and in all races. In this part of México it is also very common to see blue eyed Mexicans. Mexican is not a race. Period.
  7. I think the heavy rains open up the pot holes. I noticed today they had a crew working on the road leaving Chapala. It appeared thar they were digging up the road in several areas right outside Chapala past the mural. Hopefully they will fill in those potholes too.
  8. That was posted in the Mexico General section back on the 17th of July. And it had quite a lot of comments. Eight pages to be exact.
  9. Well Happyjillin you might be in luck. A brand new panadería is opening up near you, right next to banco Santander. Its going to be called Panadería Hidalgo. I don't know for sure what they are going to carry but it sure does look nice on the outside.
  10. I didn't think it was YOU wishing to boycott these trolls. But what do I know.
  11. Seriously, ACD and Bobby Brown are jokes, if you are taking them seriously, you have greater issuses than worrying about boycotting this forum. Trolls will be trolls, the best thing to do is starve them from the spot light.
  12. Peterth, if you are staying at the Chapala RV Park then that is the same one I was referring to.
  13. All I know about this RV Park is from watching this video 2 years ago when it came out. I have never been there before to check it out.
  14. I think near Brisas de Chapala or Chapala Haciendas has a fairly new one with good views of the lake. There is a video about it on Youtube I saw a year or so ago.
  15. Gosh Mudgirl, correct me if I am wrong but I could have sworn that just the other day you were educating Maincoons on how safe flying was due to the air filtration systems and fresh air flow.
  16. Mitch, many people on this board will just tell you to stay put and not travel right now. But the truth is Lake Chapala is most definitely open right now. Just a couple of weeks ago Chapala celebrated its anual tequila festival on the malecón and it attracted large crowds. Everything is open now except for the cantinas and discotecas. And they are supposed to open up again on the first of September. The kids just today returned to in class classes at school finally. Last year was totally virtual for nearly all kids in Jalisco. Tons of foreigners are coming down all the time. I spend most afternoons on the Chapala malecón. And every day I see new faces visiting the area from up North. If you go to Ajijic they are much more serious about face masks. Here in Chapala over half of the people you see on the streets have stopped using them and a large percentage of the mom and pop stores no longer require face mask usage. Mostly only the larger stores that are chains like the Wal-marts, Sorianas, and Oxxo's still require them. I'm just giving you the facts on the ground here. Please don't kill the messenger. On top of that the streets are bustling with human traffic and most people are still unvaccinated in this area. In our population of over 60,000 people we have had only 70 official Covid deaths in the past 2 years since Covid has come out. I guarantee you that there are far worse places to be than our small but beautiful little area here.
  17. Coming from North Carolina when I hear chow chow, in regards to food, I think about that pickle relish we call chow chow. And I was thinking, wow, chow chow made from chayote. ¡Qué interesante!
  18. I agree Pechugón or big breast chicken as we might say in English is good. But it is better used to be deboned and put in caseroles or other recipes. To eat it alone, it is highly salty. Too salty for my taste.
  19. Most of the drivers at Lakeside that claim to be Uber drivers are not real Uber drivers, they are just people with a car and a business card that work to drive people around. Since you live in Chapala Haciendas, if I am not mistaken. Just google chapala taxi. Call the number and arrange for a taxi driver to pick you up at a given hour. I have done this several times and with me they have proven to be reliable. If you want to cut the cost cheaper, on your way home come back via the bus. From the Consulate to the old bus station or Central Camionera Vieja in a taxi will cost you around 100 pesos and around 60 pesos by bus back to Chapala.
  20. I don't have enough knowledge to form a veritable opinion yet anyhow. I'm just raising interesting and valid points to politely add to the conversation and to get people thinking independently. My only opinion is that something smells fishy and I don't believe everything I read either. We should all be free to have our own independent opinions.
  21. Another thing to point out is that East Asian countries are some of the most compliant populations in the world when it comes to the wearing of face masks and obeying government mandated shut downs. Now the news keeps talking about how these countries are beginning to have surging cases again and Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia among others are going back into lock downs again even though they never ever truly have opened up their tourist sites since the start of the Pandemic. So my question is, if mask mandates can't keep the most compliant mask wearing populations on the planet safe from the virus, then why are we obsessing and enforcing it so much if it helps little? Seriously it is too late to try to stop this virus. Anything the government does in regarding restrictions and lock downs just prolong the pandemic and the inevitable. But its not saving anybody's lives because it just comes back or worse mutates and comes back. We should just learn to accept it and treat as we do the annual flu and get back to our lives. Nothing the government has done or can do has made it go away yet.
  22. https://news.yahoo.com/cdc-says-travelers-avoid-france-204358179.html Please, can someone smarter than me please explain this article to me? If I'm not mistaken, I remember reading about how Israel and Iceland were both being internationally applauded for having some of the highest vaccinated populations in the world against Covid. I think Israel even used Pfizer and J&J to vaccinate their people which are both the best against the Delta variant. Why are they now on the CDC list of countries to avoid? And no mention of México and any other Latin American country. Am I missunderstanding something. If vaccines can't keep little Iceland and Israel with their very small, close to being, fully vaccinated populations off the no travel list. Why are we made to believe vaccines should be mandated in the first place to further enrich the pharmaceutical companies especially when they just recently announced that they would be raising the price of Pfizer in Europe.
  23. I have seen them in Walmart in years past. I don't know about now. But you can check.
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