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  1. 17 hours ago, bmh said:

    it is easy to say when you are not affected by the mess not to pass judgement  but after being dumped on the side of the road  kms from any transportation sometimes in storms as the night comes you quickly   learn how not to sympathize with the students and their teachers. You do not have these problems in Chapala . The 60 s are a long time ago..and left me with no sympathy for rioters.

    I was in my 3rd year at the Sorbonne in 68 so  I remember May 68 and the warehouse where i worked  in Los Angeles  was burned down  during  the Rodney King riots  so I have seen a few riots  and I still do not sympathize with rioters. 

     

    Bridget, every Mexican I know that has had their bus commandeered by student thugs, although not wishing death on them, feel they were looking for trouble and found it in Iguala.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. This seems to be a common practice among students here in Mexico.  My wife was on a bus between Zihuatanejo and Acapulco when it was taken over by students.  Passengers were put out along the side of the road to fend for themselves and to figure out how to make it to their destination.

    A stupid, selfish and inconsiderate practice and we all know that stupid gets you killed in Mexico.  They sure did pay for it in Iguala.

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  3. On 7/29/2020 at 11:59 AM, mudgirl said:

     

    The bad stuff that peels is Sellacril.  

    Mudgirl is right!  I used Sellacril after being told it was the best thing ever and it didn't last a week before starting to peel in sheets.  I would stay away from anything acrylic based on those tiles. 

  4. 23 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Here's link to printable attestation form for those not using their phone for forms.  I agree with redundancy--you hand it to the agent at same time you show them your test results ☺️

    https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Fillable-Attestation-English-p.pdf

    Here is link to printable health questionnaire required by Mexico.  

    https://www.aeromar.mx/files/Cuestionario_de_viajero.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

    Bisbee Gal, thank you for this!  Had no idea all this was required being that we have not traveled since the start of Covid.  The community has been most helpful as always!

     

    Thank you all!

  5. 33 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

    Pete which airline to the USA did you fly on? 

    johanson, aren't you Seattle based in the US or am I thinking of rvgringo?  That would make Alaska the airline of choice most likely?  Like us, we live in Port Townsend when in US and the best airline for us is Alaska.

  6. Thank you johanson and Mostlylost (sure can relate to your handle!).

     

    So they should be screening this at the airport before getting on the plane?  I assumed they'd screen on landing in the US but I guess that doesn't make sense.  Imagine the throngs of arriving Covid infected people already on the ground in the US.  What to do with them?  Makes more sense not to allow them on the plane in the first place.

     

    Thank you both! 

  7. On 7/19/2021 at 11:21 AM, Mainecoons said:

    Very sad.  I suspect there were two people riding on the scooter, without helmets or protective gear as usual.  The car hit a CFE post.  There are pictures on Facebook.

     

    Most certainly, like they do here in Joco.  Un-helmeted mom and dad with 2 little ones wedged between them blasting down the streets "a toda maquina"!  Crazy!

    A few months ago the owner of the best tacos in Joco crashed his bike which split him in half.  He lay on the street with spilt viscera waiting for over an hour for the "bomberos" to arrive.  First person on the scene and who called the bomberos said he was conscious and talking for quite some time but finally bled out.  Talk about terrible!   I can't figure out why the bomberos took theirs sweet time!  There are 2 or 3 ambulances parked at the clinic that they never seem to want to use.  And they appear to be in good functioning condition.  Guess they don't want to get them dirty?   I hear the Cruz Roja in Chapala is top not notch though.  Just don't have an accident in Joco I guess the is lesson here.

    Life doesn't seem to have too much value here sometimes.  One of the drawbacks of living here.

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  8. On 7/21/2021 at 7:11 AM, Natasha said:

    CiBanco does not own that ATM.  A Guad company does, and it's up to them to do the refilling, servicing when down, etc.

    Things must have changed.  Just a few years ago, I came in to get cash and the machine was out.  I went into the bank and told them and one of the tellers went in and filled it while I waited, from inside the bank.  Maybe 3 years ago.  This must have been changed for security reasons?

    Never had any problems withdrawing $20,000p at a time. 

    Sorry my post does not help with the question.

     

  9. 1 hour ago, Brian Dalziel said:

    Shame on you for calling long-standing Mexican cultural traditions "ridiculous".

    Bravo Brian for pointing that out!  As annoying as they can be to us gringos let's not forget to respect the traditions of our guest country.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    Plumbing and electrical are not the best talents of Mexican tradespeople IMO.  I've found a little oversight and a few polite suggestions goes a long way to getting a good job.  For the most part I do these jobs myself, I have the tools and the experience.  I recently had Arturo replace my solar pool panels.  Worked with STI (Go Solar) and Arturo on this.  I worked together with Arturo throughout the job and between us it turned out great.

     

    I have to agree with this.

  11. On 2/12/2021 at 11:03 AM, CHILLIN said:

    I should. My eye brows are light blonde and they do not cover my many facial scars with stitches. I look like a retired pirate of the high seas. Not surprising, since my great great great grandfather was the Dreaded Pirate William Powley. He was a true pirate, not a privateer (licensed to rob enemy ships). He would rob privateers too. He had, and still has many enemies. I am the last male in his bloodline and a target of many pirate attacks. There are many more pirates today than there was in his time. If I got a wooden leg instead of a knee replacement, the effect would be perfect. I learned from my grandfather that you don't have be a bad a$$ if you look like a bad a$$! Now to find a tri corner hat...and an AK47.

    That's awesome CHILLIN!  I figured you come from good, solid stock!

  12. Interesting how the big hotels try to prevent pubic access to the beaches.  This is the case in Ixtapa near Zihuatanejo.  Along the entire strip of hotels, there is no way to access the beach in the areas between hotels.  All blocked by walls.  Only access is to enter the hotels to walk through their reception area and out to the beach.  Of course this access is only reserved for the guest of the hotels.  We have to drive all the way to the last hotel on the strip to get around it and onto the beach.  Though once on the beach, no one has ever tried to run us off.  They just make it as inconvenient as possible requiring a lot of walking as well.

     

    This is not the case in Zihuatanejo though.  The small, privately owned hotels along the beaches all have pathways  between each property where the public can access the beach.  Seems to be the habit of the mega corporation chain hotels only (greedy, selfish bastards).

  13. On 5/5/2020 at 10:57 AM, kam said:

    He doesn't like the President of the US and has been outspoken about it.

    I too differ in opinion politically with MC/M#2 but he is a wealth of information and has been right about a lot of issues on this board.  He also has allowed me a wide berth in my often, off topic rants which have very strong and obvious political leanings.  He's treated me fairly here and for this fact alone, I respect him and value his input. 

  14. On 4/14/2020 at 5:57 AM, Mostlylost said:

    Are you saying you no longer need to go to IMSS in GDL to renew?

    Our experience has been, at least in Joco, that there is NO WAY nor IMSS office in Jocotepec where you can make the payment.  For the last 8 years we have been directed to the IMSS office in Guad that is near the Central Viejo to make our payments.  Usually full of people with no way to maintain social distancing.  I assume it is the same for Chapala, though it might be another office in Guad to pay for Chapala IMSS?

    Spencer has a branch office in Guad and I imagine he'd have his people there make the payment.  

    By the way, thank you for the offer Spencer.  Had I known you offered this service, I wouldn't have set this up with our daughter.  We are looking at some other options for now.

    We did find out that the payment offices are OPEN at present but we're told to call again to make sure by May. 

    Thank you again ibarra and artsnob for the contacts.  We were able to confirm as a result of the info you provided.  This is still a valuable forum with concerned and helpful individuals despite the blow hards that just want to hear their own voices.

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