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  1. Driving a 2 wheeled bicycle or motorcycle is not the same as driving a car, even if only because it's been shown that other drivers do not recognize them as they do other vehicles ....  have to be doubly alert to not being seen when riding any kind of bike ... https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180105082243.htm

    According to human factors/ergonomics researchers Kristen Pammer, Stephanie Sabadas, and Stephanie Lentern, LBFTS crashes are particularly troublesome because, despite clear conditions and the lack of other hazards or distractions, drivers will look in the direction of the oncoming motorcycle -- and in some cases appear to look directly at the motorcycle -- but still pull out into its path 

  2. 1 hour ago, cedros said:

    I think that happens a lot here. I think that my neighbour who has been a client of Dr. Moya for years is being over charged. I asked a  bilingual Mexican to go over Moya's bill as a result I told my meighbour not to pay more unless Moya does something specific. The only way Moya will home visit my neighbour is if my neighbour tells Moya he has money or him.  

    I have been a patient of Dr. Moya for years as well.  I do not believe I am overcharged and I know dr. Moya will come to my home whenever I need him - I have him on speed dial and have his contact information ("for any time of day or night, if needed") .... I don't believe in second hand gossip and I would encourage everyone to find out  for him/herself what they think of his care. I am totally happy with the care and attention I continue to receive from him and very happy not to have to drive to Joco to get it ...



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  3. How about we all we all do what our own moral code dictates? So, if you were lucky enough to be born Canadian and have access to amazing health care and pay your taxes,  can you decide you are "entitled" - even if the rules/guidelines (for the sake of the greater good and in order to maintain and fund this) say otherwise - if you can "get away" with something at someone else's expense - that's OK?  I believe we all live according to what we believe to be "right" or "wrong" .... if you can justify living in Mexico and circumventing the guidelines put forth by the government which is trying to provide a better life for those who live in the country - I guess that's your choice. I choose my friends according to their beliefs and behaviour. My code is to do whatever you want - as long as you aren't hurting anyone else. Do you think you might be abusing the system? That's the question. 



  4. 4 hours ago, Guiness said:

    Moderators, can we please have a new Topic added that is FOR ALL THINGS U.S.A.. 

    We are all not Americans here and it would be nice to give them their own platform to bitch and complain about their political issues without the rest of us  having to endure it. Especially with the November election coming up.

    Spare us all the uglies,.....por favor!!!!

    I think I would miss feeling "thank goodness that isn't my country" - the more I see what the US is having to deal with, the more I appreciate not having to 


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  5. 41 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

    Why?  I paid US. taxes ..last year I spent thousands in the US and will do so again this year....what does it matter where I live.

    I guess if you're in need then it will be a wonderful support for you. If you aren't in need, I don't think it's an entitlement. This is a time when everyone is giving to everyone else who can't survive without the generosity of our fellow man - the government is taxing the "general man" in order to help those in need - that is why I am glad I pay taxes and contribute to what needs to be done in order that everyone has food and roof 

  6. 3 hours ago, chapalence said:

    Are you perhaps comparing the number of walkers and cyclists on the bike path to the number of cars on the road>

    I drive the carretera regularly and I always observe  many walkers and bike riders using the path.

    My partner and I plan to purchase a couple of basic bikes now that a relatively safe riding space is being provided. I am 100% certain we won't be the only ones who will now be able to ride. 

    "If you build it, they will come." I have had a bicycle here for 13 years and it is only now that I am considering using it as my primary "go to" source of transportation when needing to get somewhere within 5 or 6 miles of where I live. One less car on the carretera and a huge time saver with no worries about where to park. 

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  7. On 2/16/2020 at 5:47 PM, Ferret said:

    I know where it is because we lived in Riviera Alta when we first moved back inland from San Pancho in 2011. Basically, you go UP the mountain on Revolution and turn right on Lazaro Cardenas towards Riviera Alta. The signs will be on your LEFT as you head towards Riviera Alta. Luis may or may not be there... his cell phone number was (is) 331-241-9773. He is the landscaper who works with Roberto at Chapala Tree Services (331-411-0242).

    Luis has moved from Lazaro Cardenas - he told me he is now near Walmart but I haven't seen his new location so can't be more specific. 

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  8. 5 hours ago, solajijic said:

    Here is what I think - the Chapala government does not have money for "real" projects because of the previous administrations going back a ways has obligated the current budgets for lawsuits and settlements etc... so when the State of Jalisco offers some money for special projects they take it regardless of whether it suits our needs or not.  Obviously we need to make safe and beautiful bike lanes for the 3-400 people a day who use the lane.  The fact that thousands are using the roadways and safety is compromised initially means nothing.  Fast forward a few years and an administration will be ripping it all out to create a 3rd or even 4th lane.  Such a waste.


    "If you build it, they will come"  Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the locals could use bikes or trikes instead of automobiles? I am using my bicycle now and it is one less car on the road. 

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  9. 11 hours ago, JGiff said:

    I use Private Internet Access ( PIA )   I have been using it for 4 years and it works great 

    Me too .... found PIA a few years ago, after trying many others -  first app to perform with no problems and has an IOS app as well - sticking with it forever or until it stops working so well 

  10. On 10/25/2019 at 1:10 PM, J D Williams said:

    Ron Magen and his crew at STI solar technology have just installed an efficient and economical solar system.  I recommend them highly.

    Doug Williams

    Lomas del Lago

    I have had Ron install both solar water and electric - I absolutely recommend and would always go to him for anything I might need for the future  - he's excellent and offers immediate and caring service should you have questions or any kind of problem ... Seren


  11. On 5/26/2019 at 4:34 PM, CHILLIN said:

    Canada! Why on earth would you want to travel there? I can arrange a tour of Borneo headhunter villagers if you like. Much safer than dealing with Newfy seal hunters and their metal bats, or the Mounties and there twelve foot lances. The "funny money" there with it's wildly confusing psychedelic colors, you are bound to get cheated. What other country names their coins after birds?

    Are you just trying to alienate Canadians? Stir up trouble? Looking for feedback?

  12. 3 hours ago, purpleflower said:

    Will send you a PM


    3 hours ago, Henkypenks said:

    Do you mind me asking ... what made you choose Dr Bimbela over Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Ben. I know Dr. Ben is getting older and perhaps vision and accuracy are a little challenged but he has been highly recommended in the past. Dr. Hernandez I know nothing about -only that he has taken Dr. Bens place at Casa Montana. Thanks purple flower! 🌸 

    I'd love to know the answer to this question as well. Can you send me a PM? 

  13. 36 minutes ago, mudgirl said:

    Unless there's something super special about a Nissan key, good locksmiths can re key and make you a new key for probably half the price a dealership will. And no, you don't need the old one- they'll reprogramme it. (You don't want the same old key your parking guy lost anyway, there's the potential for theft, if it's not really "lost") I lost the electronic chipped key to my Ford Escape and the only other other key I had was a not-chipped one that only opened the doors manually, but couldn't be used to start the car. Any good locksmith with the right equipment can do this. I actually got them to just make me a new key without the electronic fob- there's just a small chip in the key. I hated the electronic fob, as the car self-locked within 30 seconds after closing the doors- a real pain when you're trying to unload groceries.

    "a real pain when you're trying to unload groceries"  how about:  a real lifesaver when you could be a carjacking victim!  It was very recently a horrible experience for a 75 year old woman on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of Ajijic  - please lock your doors! and appreciate it when they self lock - 

  14. On 3/28/2019 at 1:43 PM, Ferret said:

    Let me guess... the Telcel store that you were dealing with is next to a second hand store. I also bought a phone from them that died. Avoid. Period.

    The one around the corner from them (beside Alex' Restaurant and opposite Chopsticks Restaurant) is the place to go. Ana Romero is impeccably honest and I highly recommend her. She even tried to fix the dud that the other place sold me.

    That TelCel store (one next to the 2nd hand store) is notorious. I learned not to deal with anyone there over 10 years ago but they are still in business. 

  15. 8 hours ago, Wookie said:

    Serena, have you used Boomers or have first hand knowledge?  We have been advised by friends that using it is not that easy or great 

    Thank goodness I don't have first hand knowledge, but I have good friends who do and they are extremely well satisfied. I will certainly continue to pay the (rising) premium every year because it helps me sleep at night and I haven't heard anything like what your friends are saying - I would certainly be most interested to hear of their experience 

  16. 1 hour ago, jonnyintrouble said:

    IMHO it's not the best month it's what was the best year, the "Real Years". 

    Good for you to be studying Spanish.  I take it Ellen is a teacher or administrator.  Excellent!

    It's pretty much a fact that qualified observers make better commentators than participants.  With that being said, the place isn't for me.  Yes, of course, there are lots of good folks living there, you can find them on this website.  But I'm a young old guy and what I like to do isn't found there.   I'm not a drinker.  

    For me it's Guadalajara.  Best city in the World!

    The good weather months start in March usually.  

    Oh, I don't think the good weather months start in March! In my experience I have found that April and May are the worst - hot, dry and dusty. When the rainy season begins (mid June) it is perfection until October more or less. 


  17. I have an IPhone 6s and this is a known issue with the battery. Apple service is offering a replacement for $29.00 US until the end of the year, I think, but I'm not sure. I took mine in to the Genius Bar at an Apple store NOB and they replaced it with no questions asked, even though it's not under warranty or Apple Care. I think the only Apple store that will do this is in Mexico City - go online to apple.com.mx or call them. There is no Apple Store, as we know them,  in Guadalajara 

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