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  1. Here is the contact information for Jesus Tejeda who is mentioned in several posts in this thread - jtejeda17@hotmail.com 333-35631300 333-667-0499 (His cell # and probably the best way to reach him)
  2. I had some extra charges on my latest Telmex bill. When I went to pay it - which I had to do anyway - it took about 10 seconds for them to remove those charges and I paid the regular amount. The folks at Telmex couldn't have been more pleasant or more helpful. No hassle whatsoever - no extra time - no extra gas - no discussion. Easy!
  3. Can you share how we can access that solution? Sounds substantially better than anything else available here. Thanks!
  4. Went to the new location on the libriamento today.A very slight hassle to park but definitely worth it. Same delicious chicken and really nice people - my absolute favorite! Across from the Pemex but not an issue - didn't smell any fumes from the gas station at all. I think I may go back tomorrow! Everything I bought today is gone!!!
  5. Another recommendation for KUSAT. I have had them ship several things to my U.S. address without any problems. Great service and they have sales on certain equipment from time to time. One thing to be aware of is that if you have equipment shipped to the U.S. import taxes will be added. I don't remember how much that was but do sort of remember that it was fairly reasonable. Seems like you might avoid that added charge by having things shipped to a Canadian address but since I haven't done that I don't know for sure.
  6. I'm sure you will several recommendations as there are a number of good vets here. We have been here for over 12 years and this is who we use - http://www.biz.bestoflakechapala.com/listing/drs-ladron-de-guevara-animal-hospital/ They are not the cheapest but we have been 100% happy with their services.
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    Lety's Mariscos

    Nope - no different. Good as always.
  8. REC

    Lety's Mariscos

    Lety's has been and still is one of our favorites. Going back to the previous location and continuing to the new place the same staff has always provided us with good, friendly service. It is a family operation. I'm glad I saw this thread. We were just discussing where to eat so we are going there tonight. My only problem is what to order - I have too many favorites there. Thanks everyone.
  9. We just pay in advance for the time we will be away. Been doing it for 12 years with no problems.
  10. I had surgery with Dr. Rios about 2 months ago for a severe cataract in my left eye. I read all the comments about the "big mistake" and after visiting his office I decided to use him for my surgery. 100% satisfied and I am going to have the other eye done soon. My wife is also going to have both eyes done with Dr. Rios. After consulting with him and going through my 1st surgery I have complete confidence in him.
  11. I have a dual SIM Samsung S7 with a TMobile U.S. line and the Telcel Amigo plan for Mexico. The TMobile plan provides calls to/from Canada, U.S. & Mexico. Works perfectly and seamlessly.
  12. I agree - you will get all kinds of advice here. Here is my two cents worth. I'm not sure who would issue something in writing from your insurance carrier that is legally binding. If it doesn't say specifically in the policy that you don't need to have current plates then the insurance company "might" use the lack of current plates to try to deny a claim. If the policy doesn't mention current registration at all that doesn't necessarily help you. An insurance policy is a contract and your only recourse if you disagree with how it is interpreted or applied is to sue the insurance company. Forget about suing the agent or anyone else. Anything that anyone says or even puts in writing that does not legally amend the policy (insurance contract) is not going to do you any good. You "might" be okay for a relatively minor claim but if you get involved in something serious and/or expensive (or heaven help you if someone is seriously injured or even dies) you don't want to give the insurance company anything that they can use to make it harder for you to collect. And I personally wouldn't enjoy sitting in a Mexican jail waiting for my insurance company to agree that I had valid coverage. Another question. What happens when you want to take the car back to Texas to sell it and it doesn't have current registration? You might or might not be okay in Mexico with expired U.S. plates but as soon as you cross into Texas you are definitely driving an illegal vehicle. We brought our car down from Texas, did the South Dakota deal for years, and when we took the car back to Texas we had legal South Dakota registration and simply had it re-titled in Texas. I know others have happily (or even proudly) gone for years without keeping their U.S. registration current. I absolutely wouldn't take that risk to save something like $5 a month for South Dakota registration - or even going back to Texas once a year if I had to. I know others will strongly disagree but I'm not sure I can count on them to come get me out of jail if they are wrong.
  13. Just went back for lunch today. Really enjoyed it - again! People don't all like the same things so one of the great things about this area is that there are plenty of restaurants here so everyone can find choices that work for them. If we all liked the same thing it would be pretty boring,
  14. I enjoyed my breakfast last Sunday so I decided to go back for lunch today. Really enjoyed my lunch and want to try other things on the menu. Not a fancy place but I enjoyed my lunch very much and will definitely be going back. Spotless, good food, prompt service and delightful staff.
  15. Just had breakfast with a group of 11 at Hermelinda which is in the strip center a couple of doors down from Pacifico seafood on the west side of Ajijic - lakeside of the highway. Small but really nice. Terrific folks running it and everyone in our group was very happy with their meal. Lunch and breakfast menu with plenty of choices and excellent prices. Our meals with coffee or juice averaged around $70 pesos before the tip. Even with our fairly large group and another 10+ people in this small place our food came out in a reasonable amount of time and all at about the same time - hot and fresh. They even managed to keep track of what each of us had ordered and get the right food to the right person. All in all a pretty impressive experience. We will definitely be back and work our way through the menu. Give it a try! Hermelinda
  16. Based on personal experience this is not the case. We have a restaurant right next to us in Ajijic Centro. Regular trash pickup just like the homes on our block. The owner occasionally has private trash pickup if he has an event or for some other reason has much more trash than usual. But that is his choice and it happens very rarely, We missed trashed pickup for two days last week - the truck was broken down which can happen anywhere. Since then it looks like we are back to our regular 6 day a week schedule. No problems. This week there were 4 guys working to make repairs to the cobblestones on our street - municipio employees.
  17. 4,672 Walmart U.S. stores 6,363 stores in 26 countries outside the United States including Walmart's Mexico division, the largest outside the U.S.,with 2,411 stores Far more Walmarts in the U.S. than in any other country. Not that having the Walmart record is a good thing. Now that I think about it I do remember getting "indecent" plastic bags last time I was at Walmart. I'll ask for decent bags next time I go there so I appreciate the warning. Plastic bags are being phased out in quite a few places so the chance of getting an indecent one should be going down, Whew, I'll sleep better tonight! Now I just have to figure out what a superdors is so I can start my collection of quality plastic bags, My life will be perfect. Actually, I get to live here and enjoy all the wonderful things about this small community - especially the local families I have had the honor of meeting. I am not having any problem ignoring a few minor inconveniences that seem to send others over the edge, I guess I notice some of them but don't worry about them vert much, My life is already pretty close to perfect.
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    Cafe Negro

    Their hours are permanently painted on the front windows in pretty large letters including the different closing times for different seasons.
  19. When I I got up this morning and was getting ready to run some errands I couldn't find my wallet. I looked all over the house, in the car, etc. and couldn't find it. I was thinking about all the hassles to get a replacement driver's license, INM card, credit cards, etc. not to mention some cash I had just gotten out of the ATM machine, What a mess. I started thinking back and finally determined that the last time I was sure I had it was when we went to a movie at Interlago Mall on the libramiento yesterday afternoon. I went by there about 1:30 today and they were all locked up as movies didn't start until later in the afternoon. I went back by again about 6:30 and talked to a couple of very pleasant and helpful employees. They went and got a young lady who introduced herself as the manager, I explained what I was looking for and she asked me a couple of questions - and then told me to wait for a couple of minutes. She unlocked the office and then opened a locked desk drawer. And out came my wallet! Absolutely everything was there - including all of the cash! I thanked her profusely and tried to give her a nice reward - which she refused. In fact she said that was not even working yesterday and wasn't exactly sure who had found it. I insisted that she accept the reward and we finally agreed that she would use the money I was offering to buy drinks and snacks for everyone. There are people that will take advantage of you anywhere - and people that will exhibit exceptional kindness everywhere, My experiences in Mexico have been overwhelmingly positive. Another great day in our little bit of paradise.
  20. I am 71 and my wife is almost 65. We have been living in Mexico for about 12 years and have medical insurance here in Mexico which we put in place fairly soon after our move here. Our most recent renewal cost approximately $4,500 USD for the upcoming year. As others have said our premiums have gone up every year as we get older but with the current exchange rate our cost in USD has stayed about the same - maybe even down slightly this year. We understand that our premiums will continue to increase but we are prepared for that. We wouldn't live here without that insurance. I have had a number of serious medical issues over the last 4-5 years - after being exceptionally healthy all my life. I have had a number of serious surgeries, 3 rounds of chemo, a round of radiation, triple bypass heart surgery, a pacemaker and most recently cataract surgery, I don't recommend any of that to anyone but I am alive and feel better than I have in years. WAY over $1MM pesos in total cost so far. Our insurance has fully met our needs and our out of pockets costs have been manageable. I have had exceptional medical care - all in Mexico. Our policy has a $25,000 peso deductible per injury or disease - rather than per year. Much different than the way insurance works in the U.S. where an annual deductible is the norm. We have no lifetime limits on coverage.
  21. A group of us (11) went there for breakfast last Sunday. They were packed with quite a few Mexican families as well as some gringos. I spoke to a couple of people that I know and they were familiar with the locations in Guadalajara. Most of us were served pretty quickly but a few in our group had to wait a little while. Given the size of the crowd I personally thought they were doing pretty well. Folks that drink coffee were getting plenty of refills and said the coffee was good. They just charged us the $35 pesos - nothing extra for the refills, Just a couple of people in our group were not too excited about their meal but they did say that they probably just ordered the wrong thing, BIG menu! I had chilaquiles with a fried egg and it was very good, Most of our group also reported that they were very happy with their meal. I will definitely go back! Nice addition to the community. By the time we were leaving - close to noon - every table was taken and people were waiting for tables. I would definitely make a reservation on the weekend.
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    Shaw upgrade

    This article says "Shaw Broadcast/Shaw Direct will be transitioning all signals on Anik F1R and Anik F2 to MPEG-4 beginning spring 2017. The transition will occur in three phases with the final phase being completed by September 2019." So that seems to say that receivers below the 6xx series will no longer work as they can't handle MPEG-4. This particular link doesn't mention moving all channels from the two Anik F satellites to G1. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/11-shaw-direct-satellite/258554-shaw-direct-transition-full-mpeg-4-a.html This next link from Shaw talks about the transition to MPEG-4 but does not say anything about moving all channels to G1. http://www.shawbroadcast.com/Content/US/mpeg4.htm And finally I found this in a Shaw technical forum - a long thread but go to Page 76 - Post #1133. "You can read about Shaw's plans at This Link. As I study the spreadsheets they present, it appears that, by 2019, all the present SD Channels on F1R/F2 will become HD, and the SD versions will go away. It seems that the transition is planned such that no channels will be lost as the plan unfolds, and in the end, no channels currently on those two satellites will be moved to G1. So we should be good for receiving a signal until such time as F1R and F2 end their usable life......provided you have a 600 series receiver. In fact, if I understand the plan correctly, certain channels now coming from G1 will eventually be moved to F1R/F2," But a couple of messages down someone says everything is moving to G1. Most of what I have read is about moving to HD and MPEG-4 rather than moving everything off of Anik F1 F2 to G1. So who knows but looks to me like we are going to be okay as long as we have series 6xx receivers, I guess time will tell. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/11-shaw-direct-satellite/62645-shaw-direct-areas-south-canada-mexico-us-etc-read-post-1-a-76.html
  23. I use Netflix Mexico here in Ajijic. I used an IP blocker that worked for a while but Netflix is constantly looking for them an figuring out how to disable them, In fact, as Netflix kept blocking new solutions as I went from one to another I finally quit bothering with trying to get Netflix U.S. I don't get everything that is available in the U.S. but plenty of content for me with Netflix Mexico,
  24. I second the recommendation for Lidia. I had heart surgery last year and she provided the nursing help I needed during my rather difficult recovery. One thing I really liked is that she stayed very involved - including visiting me at home to make sure everything was going well. She will coordinate everything and make sure you get the support you need - including any medical equipment.
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