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  1. 21 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    Seriously? In my experience, the average Mexican doesn't have the same concept of adequate personal space or privacy that Americans or Canadians do. The more the merrier. A friend of mine found that his vacation rental home, that sleeps 6, and was booked for 6, had 17 people staying in it. They'll sleep 5 to a bed or just in a bedroll on the floor.

    Well he'll have to work a bit to top this.

  2. 7 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    Seriously? In my experience, the average Mexican doesn't have the same concept of adequate personal space or privacy that Americans or Canadians do. The more the merrier. A friend of mine found that his vacation rental home, that sleeps 6, and was booked for 6, had 17 people staying in it. They'll sleep 5 to a bed or just in a bedroll on the floor.

    The place has strict occupancy limits and they enforce them.

     

  3. Because Mexico gets so much of its propane from the U.S. and there was a recent supply disruption due to weather there there has been a bump in prices.  Will that go back down in a few months?  Maybe at least some.

    Of course if Mexico ended the Pemex monopoly on petro energy they might not have to import over half their propane...

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  4. 15 hours ago, RickS said:

    ... and the next time I go north AND need to be that far east, I'll use that route. 

    P.S.  I have the same track record using the Eagle Pass route for about 15 years. 

    The time and distance to San Antonio is very close and the tolls are considerably less.  Another benefit, we can easily make McAllen in one day and the hotel and eathing choices are much more extensive and better priced.

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  5. 47 minutes ago, RickS said:

    ....especially if one has a foreign plated vehicle.   And the Colombia area crossing is no alternative because they are out there too.  I will say that "all" I have encountered at both crossings is mordida-seeking cops and nothing worse but.....

    I usually cross at either Eagle Pass or Del Rio but that's not going to work for many folks.... too far west. 

     

     

    We have crossed many times at Pharr now, never a problem.  The route bypasses Reynosa complete, in fact it bypasses every town of any size after Lagos de Moreno.

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  6. On 3/31/2021 at 10:20 AM, gringal said:

    "In the boonies" sounds like a fine place for family getaways...for more than two people.

    Not a lot of families at Playa Grande.  They seem to prefer the busier places in that area.  Also these condos aren't really big enough for large families, most are 2BR.  

    To answer your question about restaurants, there are restaurants in Colimilla and they were open this weekend.  15 minutes.  Also the Gran Hotel Isla Navidad, several restaurants, elegant but not cheap.  Also 15 minutes.  20 minutes to Barra de Navidad, lots of restaurants.

  7. Gladly.  The CDC changes its tune weekly, LOL.  If one thinks there is anything like complete consensus of the utility of these flimsy cloth masks being really effective, one may not be keeping up.  Distance is the #1 most effective hands down.  

    I'll wear it when going into a store.  Otherwise, no.  Bad for my asthma and really unnecessary when you aren't around someone.  The silliest thing I see routinely is someone in a car alone wearing a mask.  I even saw some guy on a scooter, no helmet, wearing a mask.  LOL

     

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  8. 2 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

    Or maybe governments lead by poor leadership can't because many countries have.

    Have they really?  And at what cost?  And how many REALLY died of covid?

    It is certainly unrealistic to expect a country with very poor general public health, very limited medical resources, large often uncooperative rural populations  and very dispersed, corrupt and incompetent governance to be some sort of covid star.  A Mexico is not going to be a South Korea under any circumstance.  

    Just not going to happen no matter how much one complains.  One needs to accept the reality of where they are at or go someplace different.  Is it better in SE Asia?

    Otherwise if one is going to remain where one is at, and it is among the less competent, one must expect to rely mainly on themselves for protection.  Or one could stop being stampeded by hysterical media with an agenda and realize for the most part if one is an expat taking the basic precautions, one's likelihood of getting covid is damned small, almost microscopic, and start living again.

    Make your own choice and let others make theirs.

     

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  9. 2 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    I did NOT read it because Western Journal is a well-known right-wing hate rag.  

    Read this, from Wiki, 

    The Western Journal, previously known as Western Journalism, is an American conservative news and political website based in Phoenix, Arizona. 

    Western Journal previously stated it featured "conservative, libertarian, free market and pro-family writers and broadcasters" and seeks to provide "God-honoring" content. This philosophy, in which "tradition-minded patriots face ceaseless assault by anti-Christian bigots, diseased migrants and race hustlers concocting hate crimes," results in "a torrent of sensationalized, misleading, or entirely made-up stories, often aimed at Muslims and immigrants." Because of negative rulings by fact-checking sites and user trust surveys, Western Journalism was blacklisted by Google and Apple News, and by 2017 its Facebook traffic declined to near zero.

    Ad hom alert.

    Jerry, you are questioning the local religion here.  Not a good idea.  :D 

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  10. Getting back to the topic and suggesting that maybe, just maybe, government can't fix every problem that arises, exactly how has Mexico arrived at these "new" figures where it is readily admitted most were not tested, died at home and suffered from may other issues of diabetes, bad diet, gross obesity, very old age, etc.

    Even at that, after one year and with all these associated medical issues you are talking 0.26 percent allegedly died of covid. 

     

  11. I think having the pier locked up and held onto by someone who has no intention of doing anything with it and no real right to it is a drag on the entire waterfront.   Any Mex citizens who go to a mayoral candidate forum I hope you will ask them what they intend to do about this, if anything.  

    That restaurant IMO was just not sufficiently good and consistent to attract steady patronage like, for example Cocinart.  When Bobby left, and the Tequila Republic closed we just never had any reason to go down there except for the occasional walk.

     

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