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  1. Over 80 at our place for the first time this year. Air and pool perfect!
  2. Which place is that and where is it exactly? Thanks.
  3. We've never gotten a bad air BnB. OTOH we've screened them pretty carefully. One of our most favorites is a place in the historic district of Fort Worth where we stay when doing our annual doctor visits. I also notice air BnB has a much better selection of beach places in Manzanillo at much better prices than VRBO. We plan on using it when we finally get to Mazatlan later this year.
  4. Our college girls are coming for a week and we want to take them out to dinner in Chapala after we pick them up at the airport. They really like the Chapala waterfront. What are your favorite restaurants there? I understand there's a new one past the Club de Yachtes that people really like.. Your suggestions gratefully solicited.
  5. I'm told the other thing that has affected small hotels and traditional B&Bs is a big increase in Air B&B (which usually do not have the second B at all) by individuals looking to make a little money on the side and priced often significantly lower than the traditional offerings. I have two examples on my block alone, priced at half the rate of the long term B&B next door. We use air B&B a lot in the U.S., it has opened up a whole new option when traveling. It is really expanding here in Mexico.
  6. Consider yourselves lucky. Not a good report here. https://www.vallartadaily.com/desperation-grows-as-mexico-runs-out-of-vaccines/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+VallartaDaily+(Headline+News+from+Puerto+Vallarta)
  7. Your best bet is to ask this question of an active local real estate agent. What I have heard is the market is very strong under $300K and in and adjacent to Ajijic.
  8. La Niña, less in the winter, and could make summer drier if blocking high pressure over the eastern pacific persists. El Niño more in the north in the winter and can't find much about how it affects summer here. Last year was supposedly ENSO neutral and it was below normal rains to the east of here which is why the lake didn't rise much even though we had average rainfall locally.
  9. This confirms the on line registration site is having problems handling the traffic. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/covid-vaccination-registrations-overwhelm-site-3-million-seniors-to-be-inoculated-in-1-week/
  10. No 80's here, mid 70's. Don't look for any rain this month either. This is a big La Niña and it could screw up the summer rainy season too.
  11. None of the above, thanks. We'll wait until we go back to the U.S.
  12. The sheer number of Oxxos in and around this area makes me wonder if there is a deliberate strategy to drive out the competition. Hard for me to believe Riberas justifies two of them within a few blocks of each other.
  13. I tell her that when I'm in trouble around here. She goes on Monday when they first open and the store is empty. Never had a problem.
  14. 79 year old esposa just went to Walmart, no problem.
  15. According to the Mexican census the population of Chapala municipio is 55,000 +. 41 deaths in a year, from reports almost all with contributing factors of age, obesity, diabetes, heart problems, amounts to 0.075 percent over a year. I wonder what the body count is from the poverty and depression caused by endless lockdowns? Asking for a friend.
  16. Bravo! Not all of us have supported this nonsense. These endless lockdowns have accomplished nothing but prolonging the agony and adding a bunch of economic misery to it. The poverty rate in this country has increased drastically, how many people are dying from that? They have very little support in the Mexican community as well. As Spencer has noted in his comments, the older Mexicans are paying the greatest price for this illegal age discrimination as well. The "rich gringos" have the resources to pay someone to do their shopping. Hypocrites indeed.
  17. I'd tell you to do your homework on this as there is quite a lot of data out there about where and how people get covid and it isn't from going shopping in uncrowded surroundings while wearing a mask. But I'd be wasting my time.
  18. Here is something Spencer posted on Facebook:
  19. No it is not mandatory to GIVE the discount. Hence this is not applicable to this situation. Here's a reference on the provisions in the Mexican Constitution for handling crisis. In order to suspend basic civil rights Article 29 must be invoked. It has not been. https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2020/10/20/mexico-constitution-crisis-covid19/ Again Spencer has posted on this topic and explained why this is an illegal infringement of a basic civil right in Mexico. He has done so on Facebook and maybe somewhere here. I'm sure he'd be happy to reiterate it for you.
  20. No because it is not mandatory. That is why some chose to give it and some don't. Nor does its presence or absence affect your basic constitutional right to move about. I suggest you have Spencer explain the difference clearly to you. I'm just pointing out the obvious.
  21. Uniformed is not knowing that virtually all cases of covid in people over 60 are gotten at home, shopping while wearing mask and keeping distance has virtually a zero chance of getting covid and per Spencer this is a gross case of age discrimination specifically prohibited by the First Amendment to the Mexican Constitution. Please contact him for his detailed explanation the latter.
  22. And just how much have the other two been tested and would the Chinese tell you the truth about them? No thanks.
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