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  1. Slightly different request, but tangentially related... where is the best place to obtain a Mexican Hosted server to upload my own content?
  2. I concur that off-gassing is something that deserves more study. The house looked nice though and earthquake resistance is a huge plus. It reminded me a little of a 3D-printed house I saw recently. Using a Vulcan II 3D printer, it took 48 hours to make at a cost of US$10,000. 3D-printed houses come to a Texas village for the homeless
  3. Be careful doing this if you are married! I read where some guy's wife shot him because he refused to put new batteries in his hearing aids!
  4. Having flown many times in light planes over the lake, it is quite a spectacular sight. Heck, even just seeing the area in a boat from the lake is an awesome experience. It gives you a totally different and more appreciative respect for the beauty of the area. I can assure you the helicopter tour is going to go the way of the big boat tours (out of Chapala and Jocotopec) and even the airboat tour business. Completely unprofitable. The noise of the helicopter last less time that a Z-Gas truck's speaker blaring driving down your street. If your skin is not thick enough to handle that,
  5. It could just be the Riberas side of the Carretera, not all of South Riberas. I think it was yesterday (might have been the day before) I saw them replacing a concrete electric pole at the Oxxo across from the Pemex at Calle San Juan, for high tension wires, not local wires.
  6. With the lirio returning, I think I found the perfect boat to replace the old airboat. Old airboat: Replacement: 16,000 HORSEPOWER! HOVERCRAFT This bad-boy might even be able to race the new helicopter on Sundays.
  7. OP: "I think I recall reading of a Roast Beef Special at a local restaurant." That said, I, too, prefer Prime Rib.
  8. Paninos has the best medium rare - medium (your choice) roast beef that I have found Lakeside. While they do have (open face I think) roast beef sandwich specials on Mondays, of Fridays, you can order on half-kilos or kilos (sliced) to be picked up on Monday. (A tad expensive, but not bad for something you can't find except in a high-quality NY Deli.)
  9. I seem to recall some communication towers being stopped on the Libramiento because of blocking resident's views... but that might have been an action brought by an entire Fracc, rather than an individual homeowner.
  10. Not what most of us prefer, but this is the closest I have found (at Walmart, I think): Here is a nice rice-straw whisk broom from Garret Wade that would be perfect for that space between the seat and the door. They might ship it to Mexico. Good price, too.
  11. Walmart delivers, too. You can order online. That is what the big orange parking area is for, delivery vehicles.
  12. For those who get stopped and blew over .025 BAC, (as one of my friends did) they take you to jail in Zapopan. (12 or more hours in jail, depending on your BAC.) My friend was barely over the limit and only had to spend 12 hours in jail. Then you have to go to Chapala (same place you renew your drivers license) and pay a fine... a "Pagado" receipt is required." Then you have to go to Tlaquepaque to the Vehicle license verification office. Have originals of everything! Then you have to take that verification to the towing company office (which is only a few blocks)
  13. After 1 Hour of Drinking *10 oz to 12 oz of beer at 4% to 5% alcohol Legal limit in Mexico .025 BAC (Saw a gringo get busted for having one Nyquil over the weekend that he took 5 minutes before being pulled over.) Not sure about different states having different limits. Legal limit in most if not all US states is .08 BAC After 1 Hour of Drinking Body Weight (MEN) Number of Drinks 100 120 140 160
  14. Resurrected a 3rd time! The driver for Bonifant that serviced my house in Riberas and my friend's house in SAT (I think his name was Louis) no longer appears to work for Bonifant and the new driver has only stopped once in the last month. He came by today yelling "Bonifant" but was driving so fast that when I got to the door he was out of ear-shot. The new driver, Roberto, has a cell, but never answers any day of the week, any time of the day -- nor does he respond to SMS text messages in Spanish. I only go through 2 garafons per week, but hernias prevent me from picking them u
  15. The Easy Guide On How To Identify Psilocybin Mushrooms The Magic Mushroom Growers Guide Sporeworks.com Spore Works has been supplying quality rare and exotic mushroom spores since October of 1998. Our primary focus is providing our customers with the highest quality spore and culture material, and the widest available selection of varieties and species. * Spores have no active psilocin or psilocybin and are legal to ship. Actually growing them is where you may get into trouble depending upon the laws where you are located. PERSONAL NOTE: My experience with psilocybin mush
  16. Good article addressing some of the issue here: Banks and Banking Services in Mexico On a different note, I just discovered that Pemex now accepts US Credit and Debit Cards. I was previously under the impression that they used to only accept credit and debit cards from Mexico banks. Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2019 Mexico credit cards - CreditCards.com
  17. Some argue (I believe legitimately) that Raising the Minimum Wage Will Harm Workers and the Economy ... Everybody with a heart wants to see people make a living wage. I also doubt that anyone wants to see people end up with no job at all (or decreased hours) because of increased minimum wages.
  18. Mainecoons is 100% correct. Use this site for good references. As for all the apologists for the scam-artists who are "just Mexicans trying to make a living".. go jump in the lake. "You just dont understand the culture" is total BS... and posturing yourself as noble is even worse. In law, we call that a criminal co-conspirator. Living here as long as I have... I am possibly more Mexican than my bloodline shows. A crook is a crook no matter where they were born or their nationality.
  19. The realtors I have spoken with said that we used to have more Americans than Canadians -- 60% Americans to 40% Canadians and now that number has shifted to 60% Canadians vs 40% Americans... but also there have been a lot of wealthier people from Guadalajara moving lakeside, as well. Needless to say, these are merely personal observations from Realtors, without any scientific data that I am aware of, but it aligns with my observations, as well. The Drudge Report had a linked headline today, "She's 63 and living by beach in Mexico on $1,000 a month: 'Can't imagine living in U.S. again
  20. Saturday morning and again Saturday afternoon, neither Superlake (which I believe uses Multiva for processing cards) and Vinos Y Licores Paz (which I believe uses Santander for processing cards) could accept credit or debit cards. The 7-11 in Riberas del Pilar could (and did) accept and was able to process my Chase (US based) Debit card. (I did not need to try one of my Credit Cards.) The situation did, however, bring to mind the article below from Mexico News Daily, and caused me to wonder about the practicality of such a proposal -- especially in the event of problems processing cards a
  21. This review came in one of my new-tech gadget newsletters this past week: Review: Langogo's Genesis translator takes a pocket-sized axe to the language barrier The Langogo Genesis is a hand-held pocket translator, smaller than a smartphone, that uses noise-cancelling microphones to translate between more than 100 languages, while offering you a 4G WiFi hotspot while you're travelling. We've been using one for the last few weeks. Read more
  22. I bought some in bulk (1 kilo) in a plastic bag at the Chapala tienges for very little. Not sure if the lady is still there. Great to keep in the fridge to eliminate odors and apparently Baking Soda ( Bicarbonato de sodio) mixed with honey (or maple syrup) and heated together for a few minutes (Google the recipe) is supposedly a cure for many deadly diseases. Good stuff to have on hand... and comes in handy for certain recipes as well!
  23. Scooters are great and economical... and would have loved to have one when we had the gas shortage a few months ago. I had a Vespa when I was a kid and loved it. Now, if I were inclined to buy a scooter I would probably go with Honda, because of their quality. (I had a Honda 750F Supersport that lasted years... and when I sold it, it was running as well as when I first bought it.) I drive a Honda CRV (SUV) and love it. Just real high quality manufacturing. I have been a Harley guy for years now and have a '79 Superglide... mostly out of nostalgia, but like I said above, would have lo
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