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  1. The rainbirds have arrived in lower San Antonio! Can rainy season be far off? Hope abounds!
  2. There is one for sale at the Upscale Resale Bazar near Pancho's
  3. I think the key is to discover all the things you want to do, to participate in, favorite restaurants, etc. Then determine the *frequency* and time of day and day of the week for those things. This will determine how often and how far you will need to travel depending on where you live. You can then determine how often you will need transportation. Ideally you will live where you can walk to most things and bus or drive to the rest. We have lived in Chapala Haciendas, west Ajijic and Ajijic centro over the years. We now live in San Antonio Tlay. Each location has had pros and cons. We recently test-drove a friend's car to run some errands. Parked a few places in centro, drove Ocampo, drove the Carratera. Yesterday we rented a couple of bicycles and rode from Centro to San Antonio and back. The ciclopista seemed much more pleasant than sitting in traffic, assuming that you have a bicycle that is well-maintained. And electric. Or maybe we just needed more gears, but GEEZE these hills are tough. Any way, we highly value daily walks. We were averaging less than three miles/day back in the states but jumped to an average just under five miles/day as soon as we returned to lakeside. We don't want to lose that level of activity, but walking to Chapala or halfway to San Juan takes SO. LONG. At this point I think we're just going to give in to the trend and grab some electric bikes like all of our fellow gringos.
  4. The first, last and *only* time I diagrammed a sentence in school was 7th grade. Let's just say that Texas public schools weren't the best. This lack of knowledge has *definitely* played a part in my struggle w/ Spanish.
  5. This is true. I think part of my problem is that I'm always looking for a system or a pattern. And Spanish verb conjugations *promise* a pattern, and the majority of words adhere to it, but there are just enough irregulars that it destroys my sense of pattern, my hope that I can just learn a system to apply to large groups of words. It breaks its promise *sigh*
  6. it's the tenses and irregular verbs for me. And even though we have lived a total of just over six years in Mexico and Central America I still struggle to understand locals speaking Spanish at their normal speed. THAT has been the hardest part, the comprehension. I can ask questions all day long, no problem, but understanding the answers makes me feel like a beginner.
  7. So how's that working out for you? LOL Look, most people here already like it and don't need or care about yet another person who thinks they are the first (or best) to make a video of life here. Most of us would be just fine if the population leveled out and prices and traffic could stabilize. We most definitely don't want more hype that sends another wave this way. It doesn't matter if you are the best documentary filmmaker on the planet, that's not the point. If you put aside the petty disagreements raised in this thread, that's the real rub. But if you are just going to film any way, then just do it already. Log off the forum and grab your cameras and film. Or don't. Either way, most of us don't care.
  8. No idea what the price range is, but I think Antonio Regalado (R&R Car Solutions) provides this service, at least for those buying/selling vehicles through him. Unsure if he does it separately.
  9. also pretty standard in the industry
  10. I am glad to hear you say this. I learned to love Chilean Carmenere and Argentinian Malbec while in Mexico. I'm no connosieur, but I love the complexities of these wines at rather affordable prices!
  11. Only if he can drive through using all possible entrances and exits, and explain all of the options. That video would be gold! Been walking through there recently and *almost* have it all figured out. Glad I don't have a car. Kinda miss the previous configuration, to be honest...
  12. too late! jaja A related note you may find interesting: https://world.hey.com/dhh/dangerous-conversations-going-private-db84b6b3
  13. I think my land line could be out of service for months and I might not notice. Who uses land lines any more? Haven't had one in two decades... 🤔
  14. This is good info. Coming in Wednesday, glad to see the rate hasn't gone up much.
  15. If it's smaller, it would be one of their new 'Supercitos' I guess.
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