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  1. Oh wow. The criticism here is incredible. I gave been to this restaurant a few times, and loved it.  Ya know, I feel sorry for the new people here that read these comments.  Give Giovanni a break...he's a very nice guy that's trying to make a living...just like we all did NOB.  

  2. El Fogon de Charlotte is verrrrrry good!  I have eaten just about every menu item, and I have no complaints.  The Pulpo salad is great, the dressing is wonderful. The Pork Shank-Chamorro- falls off the bone, delicious sauce.  If you haven't tried it, GO!

  3. If you need help with Immigration, Temporal or Permanente, I suggest you go straight to immigration in Chapala.  There are 2 young women that speak perfect English, are very kind, and can help you.  In July, my Temporal expired, I still do not have the renewal, mostly due to a facilitator that didn't know what they were doing. Be very careful, the process does not have to be as complicated as some people make it.  Good luck!

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  4. My Mom needed a wheelchair, and I found the most areas here are not very wheelchair friendly.  As far as I know, there really is no Disability Act or codes here.  Having said that, I do agree with RVGringo, Chapala is probably more accessible than Ajijic.  The sidewalks are wide, and flat.  Many places have added ramps, but I found that many of the ramps inclines are way steep, and not easy to use.  

    I was very happy to find that no matter where I took her, the local people were incredibly kind, lifting her in the wheelchair, up stairs and curbs.  Right after she got here, we went to the Chapala Malecon. I tried wheeling her up the ramp at the fountain, and had to stop halfway, couldn't go up or back down.  A young man on a bicycle stopped, threw his bike down, came running to help me.  In the US, I was lucky if someone held the door open for us.  


    Its definitely a challenge...I hope she loves it here!  

  5. There are others, but I would be very careful.  I find that going directly to Immigration in Chapala has worked best for me, after being screwed around for 4 months by a facilitator.  In the Immigration office is an English speaking, nice young woman named Amanda.  She can answer your questions.  I started the process of renewing my Temporal with Amanda, and if it wasn't for the Holiday, I would have been done in less than 6 weeks.  

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  6. After working in the Ophthalmic field for more than 20 years...GO TO A REPUTABLE OPHTHALMOLOGIST. Personally I see Dr. Rios at Plaza Montana. His equipment is very up to date, he is an amazing diagnostician. Drops are not going to " heal cataracts." Look cataracts up, see how and why they form. See why some people have no problem and why some do. But go see an Ophthalmologist, and make sure he/she is one with a great reputation. And don't always listen to your friend's problems after surgery. We are all unique and have different issues. What happened to that person, will probably not happen to you.

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