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Jim Bowie

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  1. If you reread this, I think you will find it is about travel, not about living in a certain place.
  2. Gee, I guess since Spanish is the "official" language in this Country and they do not recognize any other languages, to function well one would need to be fairly fluent, don't ya think? They don't baby you here like some countries do. They expect you to wear your "big boy" pants when dealing with their government.
  3. Hey, if you got it, flaunt it. Why can't we live like NOB?
  4. We have had excellent luck with LG. A refri since 2007 and a washing machine in 2007. No problems. Stove is Arcos, 2008, no problem. Electric dryer is 1982 model Kenmore. Picked it up at garage sale in Texas for $45 in 2009. No problems.
  5. It definitely pays to "shop around", unless you have money to throw away, as some do.
  6. Don't forget: close, then closer, and finally closest !!! A ways to go by your admission.
  7. During April, May, and until the rainy season starts, the heat can be very oppressive here at Lakeside, BUT, my major complaint is the "extreme" UV rating, that indicates a person could burn in as little as 5 minutes from sun exposure. Best climate in the World? Certainly not during these months. Rest of the year, excellent weather.
  8. One problem is the import duty at entry.
  9. Give it a rest. This is the one about Mexico.
  10. Air pollution is a real problem in Mexico, causing about one in 17 (5.9%) of all deaths in the country. It is the eighth largest cause of death, after factors such as diet, overweight, high blood pressure, alcohol and drugs, smoking and lack of exercise. The most dangerous of the airborne particles are known as PM2.5 . Air quality in Mexico is among the worst in the world. According to the World Bank, air pollution kills nearly 33,000 Mexicans every year, mainly in towns and cities.
  11. Maybe we should start with the worse offenders, like China, Mexico, etc. THAT might make an impression.
  12. Certainly this Century, but not this Decade.
  13. And, others clean house for 480 pesos for 6 hours. Not near the physical labor, yet pays more. Maybe it is the "training" that makes the difference?
  14. Sister-in-law in California pays $21.50 an hour, so $12 an hour here seems about right, no?
  15. I won't give it away as I can't type numbers above 99.
  16. Economy was in a great place during last US Administration and we were reaping benefits here in Mexico. Now, as you say. food and gas prices have risen and the rest of the economy is under stress. This is not "normal" inflation; it was created by poor economic decisions. Simple as that. It was bad before Putin jumped in, so this is not on him, contrary to some.
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