Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


holdrja last won the day on June 7 2016

holdrja had the most liked content!

About holdrja

  • Birthday 09/26/1951

Contact Methods

  • MSN
  • Website URL
  • ICQ

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Rancho del Paso, Hda La Labor, Chapala
  • Interests
    Peruvian Paso horses

Recent Profile Visitors

6,209 profile views

holdrja's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)

  • Week One Done Rare
  • One Month Later Rare
  • One Year In Rare

Recent Badges



  1. I have 2 good vacuum cleaners, both bought in the US, which need repairs. An upright Shark, which needs a new on/off switch; and a canistar Miele, which seems to have a burnt-out motor. Electrodomesticos said, "no can get parts". I can see the parts needed! for sale on Amazon.mx, ebay mx etc. Any suggestions on who might actually be able to repair these?
  2. I just google "1 dollar in pesos" and get the current rate, It shows 18.84 pesos per dollar right now. Schwab paid 18.69 pesos per dollar for an ATM withdrawal that I made last night. And remeber, Schwab refunds all ATM fees to your account, at the end of every month
  3. I tried the new Benno's a few months ago, took them a laptop that was running very slowly and the sound was not working. The next day they told me it was ready, that it had no problems but they wanted 150 pesos for looking at it. I said "Oh yeah? Is the sound working now?" and it still wasn't. After some discussion, they agreed not to charge me anything, and I took the laptop home. I spent several hours that night poking around the laptop's software, and finally found a sound driver that was in contention with other stuff. Fixed that, the laptop's sound returned and the performance issues ceased.
  4. FYI, I was at dinner in Ajijic last year with a couple of (Ajijic) realtors who laughed about and made fun of a client of theirs who had asked to see properties in Chapala. "Chapala! Can you imagine?? Why there's nothing to see there, no restaurants, nothing on the malecon!" My teeth dropped out and I asked incredulously, "Have you EVER seen Chapala??" No response. BTW, Chapala has dozens of restaurants, and a lovely malecon that is miles long, full of fountains and art and plantings and shops and walkways and...all sorts of stuff! But to answer the OP's question - I don't know of anyone who offers tours of Chapala neighborhoods. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a realtor who a) knows Chapala and is willing to show someone around there.
  5. Lunch specials at the Legion in Chapala have been our go-to comfort food for more than a decade. And their margaritas are my favorites, among all that I have tried. Monday Chile Rellenos, Tuesday filet mignon (get there early), Wed lasagna veggie or meat, Thursday chicken (used to be cordon blu, then they switched to a chicken pot pie) Friday fish filet veracruzana. Prices are EXTREMELY reasonable! And comfortable ambiance. We don't go out for brekkie, but the Legion has great breakfasts too! Also Delicias on Hidalgo, mountainside, shortly after entering Chapala. Small plate I agree, Go Bistro is awesome. We seldom go out for dinner, when we do, we look for a place with music. La Bodega was our fav for many years, but now they charge insane prices! So we don't go there any longer. Example - a month or two ago, on an open mike night, we were charged 405 pesos for a cup of soup, a salad, a margarita and a local beer.
  6. Frank and I seek out restaurants that offer music with dinner, we enjoy listening.
  7. We got exactly the annual average of rainy season rainfall this year at Rancho del Paso. Last year we got 150% of the average.
  8. Does anyone know if eSun Energy is still in business? Their store just west of Walmart is closed, and I can't find them on Google or FB
  9. You could ask the opinion of Gustavo Rivera, who is a Soil specialist / engineer, architect and builder. I've found him to be honest and informative, and we like the work he has done for us. garq.rivera@gmail.com 333.952.64.75
  10. While we were TRYING to get some lunch at Food Container, someone stole a duffel bag from the back of our SUV. We thought the car was locked, but the thief got in with no problem, so maybe not. All they got in the duffel bag was a wet swimsuit, some wet towels, and a cell phone (which I've already suspended). Our first time at Food Container -- nice folks, good food, but geeze, it shouldn´t take 2 hours to get a sushi appetizer and 2 sandwiches. And there were only 2 other tables there.
  11. No problem filling up with magna / verde in Chapala this morning (Wednesday). Filled the SUV and 2 gas cans (for weedwhacker, compost grinder etc), total of 1375 pesos, no issue with supply.
  12. Lexy - thanks so much!  Let me know what she says, will you?  I do speak Spanish but I have problems understanding it over the phine.


    1. Lexy


      I will ask her and let you know. How should we work it if she is available for an interview if you have problems over the phone? I do, too, a bit, in English or Spanish.

      My email is Thetis01@gmail.com

  13. Holdrja--My cleaning woman comes tomorrow and I'll ask if she has time open.  She lives in San Antonio, near my house and takes the bus to get to me in Mirasol. I'm not sure if getting to  east of Chapala would be a problem.

    She is excellent. She cleans thoroughly, does laundry, irons beautifully. She understands my limited Spanish and practically mind reads what has to be done.

    I pay her 60 p plus bus fare (roughly 4 hrs, mornings). Plus coffee and some fruit.

    She always lets me know ahead of time if she has to take her kids to the doctor's, but that doesn't happen often.

    Do you speak Spanish? I could have her call you tomorrow if you wish and if she has time open.

    Or respond to this note and ask me anything more about her.


    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. holdrja


      Hi Lexy - thanks, I'll keep her in mind but I may have someone now, who lives near me.  We interviewed her yesterday, we'll give her a trial for a month.  If she doesn't work out, I'll reach out to you and Lucila. 


    3. johs


      hi Lexy


      We are looking for a cleaning woman.  We live in south riberas..5 blocks south of Mom's deli.  thanks  Judy

    4. Lexy



      Hi, Judy--

      My cleaning woman cleans thoroughly, does laundry, irons beautifully. She doesn't speak English but understands my limited Spanish and practically mind-reads what has to be done.

      I pay her 60 p plus bus fare (roughly 4 hrs, mornings). But you'd discuss payment with her.  Plus I have coffee and some fruit on hand for her. She lives in San Antonio.

      She's very reliable. Lets me know ahead of time if she has to take her kids to the doctor's, but that doesn't happen often.

      Do you speak Spanish? I could have her call you if you wish.

      Or respond to this note and ask me anything more about her.

      I hope this note reaches you. Let me know if you get it. If I don't hear I'll try a PM to you.




  14. Thanks  for the warning!!


    1. holdrja


      re the eye doctor, I mean...

  15. I saw some Saltillo tile at a tile store in Chapala - on the same side street as the bus station, past the Prisa paint store but before the fabric store.
  • Create New...