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  1. Electric rates are much higher here unless you are a really small user and we also have an incredible number of mostly sunny days. Solar is a no brainer for much of Mexico IMO, particularly since the costs have dropped so drastically. Just remember when you do install one it WILL need some maintenance, mainly cleaning during the dusty season and make that as easy as possible.
  2. That was written by Steve Brown our unfortunately moved away weather guy, yes? How is Steve doing these days? This is a great read, I'd forgotten about it so many thanks for putting it up. The pictures are great! That was when the GDL airport was charming and not such a madhouse. One time we landed and walked out front and there was a dynamite Mariachi Band playing, my wife had to drag me off. He and we came at around the same time. Very much enjoyed that piece, brought back some great memories. Tom's Bar, except for the smoke, was a great watering hole. It really hasn't been
  3. I'm simply pointing out how the Mexicans I know view this. You are welcome to view it however you like, pay as much as you want for anything. It is quite possible to receive the same quality after a little bargaining first. The "gringo price" is a reality here and can often be tempered with said up front polite bargaining. If you doubt this, get a price for something and then have a Mexican friend get a quote for the same thing or service. Bargaining is very much a part of the mainstream culture in this country particularly when you get away from gringolandia. Actually it is
  4. The examples you cite are not for services. Depending on what and who it is not inappropriate to ask if they have offered the best rate. The Mexicans I know chuckle at the expat tendency to pay whatever is asked.
  5. Can you put up a picture of what you are looking for? There are many, many sellers of ceramic tiles in GDL along NiƱos Heroes.
  6. Given the environmental damage caused by wild fishing we prefer the more sustainable farming. Thanks to wild fishing, for example, species of turtle, porpoise and whales are routinely killed and endangered. The Japanese and Chinese fishing fleets are notoriously damaging to the ocean environments. That's why take the risk. I wouldn't eat anything farmed in this lake because of the industrial pollution and toxics dumped there. Personal preference.
  7. In the morning Informador. Not stated whether one of the 18 stations will be local. https://www.informador.mx/jalisco/Licitan-18-lineas-de-verificacion-vehicular-para-municipios-fuera-de-la-ZMG-20210221-0047.html
  8. Tell the owner you get what you pay for.
  9. Unless your taxes are really complicated, TurboTax is an absolute slam dunk when it comes to filing returns. I've used it for 10 years without error notices or additional tax demands. Takes me about two hours for the entire process and that includes organizing income data, filing it out and electronically filing. The software is never out of date, when you start it, it looks for updates and installs them quickly and seamlessly. I am not an accountant, however, this software actually revealed mistakes on a return I paid an accountant for which is one reason I switched. If you c
  10. Wow, thank you for that enlightening information! May be able to go over there later in the Spring. How would I start looking for the right shops to go to?
  11. At least in Mexico it seems the cities have the biggest problems but that could also be related to more reporting and/or testing. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/crematoriums-funeral-homes-overwhelmed-in-major-cities/
  12. Yes. Went to all of the local tile places. One suggested I take it to Hildalgo. None could do anything other than flat painted and glazed, very poor match. We tried that already.
  13. I went there and they couldn't match mine. Interesting because yours is more complex. But on mine, the design seems to sit on top of the tile and the base surface and has some depth. Maybe that was the problem
  14. Also from that 2017 thread, supposedly a store on the way out of Jocotepec: If anyone checks either or both out would you please let us know what you found?
  15. Well it was posted in 2017, no idea if it is still there. Thanks to Zipit for the heads up.
  16. I've searched without luck for the location of that supposed store in San Juan Cosala that supposedly has a lot of discontinued old tile. Someone posted here some time ago about it and where it is but for the life of me I can't remember when or where.
  17. Don't they also farm these fish in Mexico?
  18. Isn't that place in San Juan Cosala? I'd like to also check and see if they have some that would match some of my old ones. Can't remember where it is at but I think someone has posted here about it in the distant past.
  19. "could" does not equal "did." The former is speculation, the latter is history. The reference I cited states the scientists do not have an explanation for the drop. It lists several possibilities. Commerce equals lives for those not privileged like so many here to have independent incomes.
  20. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-why-the-number-of-covid-19-cases-is-dropping-globally/
  21. For some the glass is always half empty. https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210210/rate-of-covid-cases-and-death-declining-worldwide
  22. It still can happen. Problem is gas shortage for power generation.
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