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El Cartero

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  1. For a higher valued item I would select the store in west ajijic across the road from the french bakery. A popular spot for more affuent tapatíos. Second choice would be Barbara’s for me.
  2. 5 and 6plus att and, touch wood, no problems
  3. I thought this road, macrolibramiento, to be somewhere near los burritos not way up by the airport. Please enlighten me.
  4. Thanks, email adding the “l” was done by my fat finger or a keyboard elf. Reset. Phone was cell to cell so no 045. Appreciate the information.
  5. Not my day, can’t find the search engine, email for optician at lcs ..... opticalclaravision at gmail not valid, and too her phone 333 640 2272 not responding. So, anyone have updated information for Luz?
  6. Looking for bespoke charro clothing lakeside. Likely to find in Joco and Chapala. Anyone?
  7. Before I worried about matching I would be concerned about the paint type I wanted to use. Then my alternatives are to match closely or exactly or to repaint everything with the manufacturers closest color. Hope this makes sense, quality first color next.
  8. I believe it all depends on what and why you need a clearance letter. State clearance for Jalisco is done in Guadalajara. Federal clearance is done in Mexico City although there is a Federal Department that SHOULD be able to do it in Guadalajara they are not geared up to do so. Both State and Federal clearance letters have been/are required on the path for citizenship/passport.
  9. I believe there is a fee to register your new car in your name; AND a fee to purchase plates. The purchase of plates is different and runs about 4 or 5 thousand pesos. The first fee is in your dealer prcing. It replaced the yearly “tenencia” we once had. The fee for plates is your hook. Dealers can do this for you but will charge you the additional 5000 pesos.
  10. Things do change but I have AT&T Mexico. AT&T is/was partnered with Iusacell, Nextel, Pegaso (formerly Movistar), and Telcel. Roaming out of the United States will have roaming charges. You might check out roaming options from AT&T and consider keeping your US phone for the exclusive use of your US friends. Also check Vonage option keeping your existing number. Of course you would have another phone for use in Mexico.
  11. Hire a lawyer to prepare the necessary paperwork and severance pay. Then have the lawyer fire them. Do not even bother talking to the maid oe gardener about it.
  12. Is it too early to start a Do Not Call list?
  13. “Part of San Antonio is a residential area” Do we really have bylaws/ordances in place to designate an area as either residential or commercial?
  14. The guy that takes me to the airport is his own contractor and I do not tip! (I also would never pay 600 pesos —— 450 max —). The Uber Driver or Airport taxi I tip because they pay a service fee ——- (and neither charge anywhere near 600 to bring me home)
  15. I don’t see anyone complaining just commenting and considering a different lifestyle out of the gringo bubble. That’s not bad it’s adventurous - the very reason many left their native homes. To each his own and opinion too!
  16. Went to the website but nothing would come up when I clicked on spa for services and rates. Nor could I find pictures of the different types of room. Pages cut off so might just be my iPad. So what did you do, like, eat etc? Some good reviews on trip advisor. Thanks
  17. What small city did you move to south of DF — is it a University town? Most I know that have moved, other than for medical motives, have picked Colima or the coast and none had any desire to go back to the excited states.
  18. The questions for me include, do we have the infrastructure, sustainable resources like water, planning etc., to support a growing community. We avoid this hectic time of the year by spending it on the beach in the quiet community of Cuyutlan. Friends of ours return to Texas for a few months to avoid much of it.
  19. Toadstool it’s your realtor, to whom you gave a list of ‘must haves’, that would be to blame. Maybe some blame could go to the home inspector you hired to check put the home before you bought. Lakeside raises a good point too about first checking. No sense trying to lay blame better to be asking how to resolve the problem. It’s not a unique position in which you find yourself. To not have used a good realtor, to not have used a home inspector is akin to buying a car on your own in Guadalajara.
  20. Fred on departure she will: 1 check in at the airline before going thru security. 2 There she will will hand over both passports and the agent will fill out a departure card similar to the one she used to get before citizenship. Obviously ask for a couple more to facilitate next time. The agent enters data on the computer to facilitate entry to the EU. That’s EU passport data. The card she filled out has Mexican passport data and she staples to the boarding pass. On return from EU I do the usual precheck and go directly to departure gate. When boarding I show my Mexican passport. The whys and wherefores is not something I care about. All I want is to check in and get a coffee
  21. Bezerk, two things, imo, for you to consider/research. Tax implications and investment strategy. These two things are unique to each individual so pointless recommending any personal bias. So do you want to leave the money in the northern climate? Hide it? Or keep it close down here in Mexico? Do your future plans include buying anything major like a car or renovations? All these impact on what you might do. Me, I’d want to keep it away from any Government’s prying eyes and sticky fingers. I’d first get it down here in a bank that provides a US dollar account and make my decisions from there to coincide with my living objectives.
  22. Danza del Sol for Sunday brunch Villa del Arte the old Brunos and old Tango Hole in the Wall Chili Bang Bang
  23. Lovely but not something I’d likely use here
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