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  1. DoesDoes anyone have any updates on the new vaccine's availability in Guadalajara???
  2. Yes, I should have added that I use a propane heater to get the tub up to 105 F before I use it. But with the solar boost that takes a matter of minutes instead of over an hour as before. So I also use a LOT less gas! Thanks for the reminder.
  3. I am one of the hot tub owners that STI helped and I am thrilled with my solar water heating system! Just one panel (2 x 3 m.) and a small circulating pump have the tub at 95 F by late afternoon. [edit] I also use a propane heater to get the tub up to 105 F before I use it, but with the solar boost that takes a matter of a few minutes instead of the hour + it took before, and I use a LOT less propane! ;-) Gracias AngusMactavish. Give Ron Magen an email and see what he can do for you. I highly recommend Ron and STI. Ron Magen ron@solartechnology.com.mx
  4. And remember, LOOK ALL EIGHT WAYS before proceeding!! Cars drop out of the sky here.
  5. No, that's the old "Catch 22." You need to have had credit in order to get credit. I only have a US credit history.
  6. Has anyone successfully applied for and received a Liverpool Credit Card? Must one be a Permanente Residente to get one? I'm only 3 months away from "qualifying" for my Permanente status. So, if that IS a requirement, I will wait. I'm looking to make a large single-item purchase that may or may not qualify for the 10% discount on the "1st day of shopping" with the Liverpool Card. IF all of the stars align, it could save me 4,000 pesos, which ain't "chump change." Their stated requirements online are... In all types of processing it is necessary to be of legal age *, present valid official identification ** and proof of domicile. Process with credit history Have a history of a bank, departmental, self-service credit card or personal, automotive or mortgage payroll credit. Processing without credit history Proof of income over $ 4,000 Proof of current address in your name or a direct relative I meet ALL of those requirements, but I suspect that there's a "gringo clause" lurking about that isn't part of their stated requirements. Anyone? Anyone? Gracias in advance
  7. Spencer, Your discussion is focused on a patient who WANTS to obtain his or her medical records from a doctor but cannot. I have a question for you about a US patient who comes down to Mexico to have a test done and who DOES NOT WANT any record of the outcome, and who especially DOES NOT WANT any US medical insurance company to ever obtain the medical records, which might give rise to a pesky "pre-existing" condition for the person tested. You stated... "Sections 5.5.1 and 5.6 state that any requests for medical information must be made in writing and only given to third parties when requested by the patient, guardian, legal representative or another doctor authorized by the patient, guardian or legal representative. If you are living outside Mexico you can grant a power of attorney to someone to be able to request the records on your behalf." If I am reading that correctly, it means that NOBODY can get the medical records of a patient unless that patient authorizes a person or entity to have it. Is that correct? If so, this would mean that a US-based insurance company could NEVER discover that the test had been performed or obtain the records indicating the outcome of that test. Is that your interpretation of this NOM/section as well? Thanks in advance.
  8. Cydney,

    After we talked about getting our cars emission tested (or NOT getting them tested ;)) at lunch the other day,  I found out where that happens. I dropped by C2 with printed directions, but they said you'd be NOB for awhile. So that info is also below.

    • From Ajijic, Take Hidalgo east to the traffic light. Turn left (north), go past the plaza and right on the next street that goes east is Degollado. Go 3 blocks to Zaragoza, left one block and it is on the right. 

    Oh, and there's a wacky schedule for which month that you need to have your car tested based on the last digit of your license #. Here's a link to that topic on this forum. 

    Happy testing and safe travels.





  9. As someone who does NOT want to debate this with a transit cop in Guad, where do I go to get an emissions exam performed at Lakeside? And does anyone know how often these are required, is it an annual requirement? Gracias
  10. Gracias. Didn't mean to pry, I was just curious about the range relative to Best Doctors. I know that any policy that covers so many more disease states, has no upper limit, and can not be cancelled will not be comparable in price to the catastrophic policies where people are mostly "self-insured." I will contact Jesus and see what it would cost each of us. Again gracias.
  11. And your "current policy" would be....? And annually costs approximately....?
  12. I also highly recommend Dr. Camacho-Choza. I went to her because I thought that I might have a detached retina after taking a tumble and hitting my cabeza on the hobblestone street. (I call them "hobblestones" instead of cobblestones, b/c it's so damn easy to lose your balance walking on them.) Dr. Camacho-Choza gave me a very thorough examination and concluded that my retina was NOT detached. Whew! She even called me a week later to see if my symptoms were improving. I was so impressed with her high level of professionalism that I came back and bought three pairs of glasses from her. She saved me about 3,000 pesos on one pair by explaining that I really didn't need to have progressive lens for my polarized sunglasses b/c I used them mainly for distance and take them off to read. She convinced me that I could do just fine with a pair of off-the-shelf polarized glasses. I was a bit skeptic, so I test drove my old Rx sunglasses against the off-the-shelf pair, and she was right, I could not discern very much difference. The only slight difference is due to my astigmatism which is not corrected for, but it isn't bothersome enough to spend 3,000 pesos to fix it. A less scrupulous doctor would have probably just sold me the more expensive pair of glasses anyway, and I'd have been none the wiser.
  13. We ate at Opa on Friday and it was VERY tasty! Everything was made with fresh ingredients and tasted truly authentic. The place is a bit small, with 5-6 tables, but it is nicely decorated in traditional blue and white and is quite comfortable. We started with an order of hummus, a generous serving for only 35 pesos, which came drizzled with olive oil and warm, toasted pita bread. We also had an order of excellent spanakopita, which has a flaky phyllo crust stuffed with spinach and cheese, also only 35 pesos for two pieces. We shared a Greek salad that was excellent and big enough for two. It was 60 pesos (I think). By the time our orders of lamb souvlaki came out, we were already starting to feel pleasantly stuffed. The souvlaki is not served on skewers, but instead is served in a soft pita wrap that is packed with marinaded, grilled meat--lamb, beef, chicken, or falafel for the vegetarians, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and drizzled with tzatziki sauce. There were also a few french fries thrown in on top, which we have seen in other Greek restaurants, and which we removed and only nibbled on because we were getting so stuffed. The very large and delicious souvlaki wrap was 79 pesos (I think). I should have taken better notes given that many are price sensitive, but I was too busy enjoying the great food! We will be back soon, so I'll try to remember to snap a picture of their menu. The menu is somewhat limited right now, but they will be adding specials soon. You have to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run. ;-) The owner/chef Thayne Madrid is very warm, personable, and welcoming as is Paulina who waits tables. To drink, we had the Pale Ale from local craft brewer Corazón de Malta (http://corazondemalta.com/acerca-de/). These cost 50 pesos each, which for the artesanal quality I feel is a bargain. If you aren't into beer, you might want to try their peach, rosemary, and mint infused water. You can find Opa on Facebook, plus see some pictures and more information, at https://www.facebook.com/opa.bistro?fref=ts. As artsnob pointed out, they are open Thurs-Sun noon to 8 pm. 333-948-4253 I predict great success for Opa! Give them a try.
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