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Everything posted by tomgates

  1. Suggest Ernesto at 766-3264 or 331-309-1473
  2. Home insurance is pretty cheap here. We have had it mainly for the medical benefits it provides our various workers if they injure themselves while working on our property. We have friends whose gardener was on a ladder trimming stuff on his wrought iron fencing and the ladder slipped and he impaled his arm on the spikes at the top of the fence. It also covers power surges or brown outs that damage electronic appliances.
  3. Visa, Mastercard, etc set a daily exchange rate. That rate is what you get at any ATM, less any "alien" fee that ATM charges you. HSBC is unique in that they "offer" you an exchange rate markdown that you can decline and proceed with your withdrawal, less their "alien" ATM fee.
  4. Good point. And projects like this happen when the funding happens. Like it would be better done in the low season but the money is available now.
  5. Thank you. Had one in the US recently (after a long absence ) and it was probably one of the best things I have ever eaten! Look our Chic Fil A!
  6. Anyone knows whether the Popeye’s in Guadalajara serves their chicken sandwich?
  7. I'll take the bait. Funny how there are NO people trying to sneak into socialist countries, Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, N Korea, Russia, China. Also NO people in the US who claim to be socialists moving out of the US to one of the aforementioned countries.
  8. They haven't bothered to list the winners on the website, mexicannationalchilicookoff.com
  9. We eat there regularly and are happy with the food. Orange beef, sesame chicken, kung pao chicken, pot stickers egg rolls, spicy broccoli.
  10. Francisco Miramontes always travels to Texas via Aguascalientes rather than the Lagos route.
  11. As it would apply to rental cars, liability insurance is on the vehicle.
  12. $6500p per sq meter, kitchen and bath sq meter much higher as would expect depending on level of furnishings.
  13. We have come into Mexico many times by car, always stuffed to the gills, and never a glance.
  14. Regarding HSBC, I went in to close our account, last entry in the check register was 3 years ago with the balance about $700p. What a surprise when he said I had a negative $2900 balance! I didn't have to pay that however in order to close it.
  15. I don't adjust anything for this altitude and all turns out fine. That said, if a recipe calls for 3 t of baking powder, I might use 2 1/2.
  16. The Guad Reporter says is will be a problem for auto makers to pay Mexican workers $16/hr(by 2023) and goes on to say the average auto workers pay is $2400p/day. At current exchange rates, that is over $16/hr for an 8 hour day, or almost $13/hr for a 10 hour day. Was there misinformation in that article or is this accurate?
  17. After reading the latest news in the GR about the airport authority turning off water and electricity to the facility, has anyone parked there? I parked there for a week in December and the natives had taken over the parking garage so it was free. Just wondering about now...
  18. Located west of Ajijic, mountain side, across from Villa Lucerna, his previous location.
  19. 4 of us had dinner on Tues and it was delicious all around. Might be the best of the higher end restaurants.
  20. My invoices I get from them show first billing May 10 at $630p
  21. We have had a pool here for over 11 years. They are money pits, plain and simple. Replacing pool solar panels, replace decking, pool lights, turbo-cells for salt water, new control box for chlorinator, on and on. I am ok with it as I had a much larger pool NOB for over 16 years. Stuff wears out faster here, especially those that have exposure to electricity and how it varies in voltage here.
  22. Largest selection of herbs, larger landscape plants, some cacti, handmade cards, in short, a good vivero.
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