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  1. Allianz. My costs are not public information. Besides, the info would be meaningless unless you knew my age and conditions. I will tell you this; it has no upper limit and is non-cancelable. The Allianz rep is Jesus Tejeda, he can give you a quote.

    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.

  2. Read these policies VERY carefully. I was considering Best Doctors until I learned that it really covers only about 15 things. My current policy covers over 33,000. Best Dr. is good for some people especially those beyond the age that most insurance companies write coverage or those who are OK with being covered for only 15 issues. A friend had cancer treatment at an outpatient clinic, the insurance didn't pay because it paid only for procedures done in a hospital. Read the policy!

    And your "current policy" would be....? And annually costs approximately....?

  3. 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.


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  4. 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.


    I predict great success for Opa! Give them a try.

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