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Jim Bowie

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  1. Actually, Menudo is not the only ones who have left feeling the way she does. We have known several in our nearly 20 years here. Things have really deteriorated for us, too, but we have too much invested to just up and return. Were we making that decision to come here today based on how things actually are at Lakeside, we certainly would not choose to move here. Chapala/Ajijic is nothing like it was when we came, and that was the attraction for us. Not near the tranquility and "laid back" lifestyle we sought then. And, certainly not quaint and special now. But, some people love it the way it is now, which is great for them. They probably would not been happy back them either. So, for us, the suggestion would be to turn back the clock about15 years.
  2. We use Bactericida (found at Sam's Club ) in a liter size blue(?) bottle and at first we used Vermox but found that not to be the best choice, so we switched to Albendazole and Paromomycin, as Vermox does not treat the 2 things. My suggestion is to go to a Dr. Simi doctor and ask, as they are Very Familiar with meds for both( as many Mexicans constantly suffer from these two conditions), as the treatment is different. Suggestion: use Google in Mexico a LOT to check out almost everything until you get used to how things need to be done here and what to use. ALWAYS check any meds suggested by any doctor/dentist, as they often use drugs not approved in the US, nor in Europe, and you may decide you are not interested in taking them either. Just takes a while to learn the ropes, but you will. Make the best informed decisions you can, but they need to be YOUR decisions.
  3. Just a comment on the idea of "eating like the Mexicans do". Any Mexicans that have funds anywhere close to what you will have available to spend will buy their food almost exclusively NOT at the Tianguis, Not at the Mercado, nor at the Corner Store. They will buy at Walmart,Sorianna,etc., Speciality stores and Meat Markets, shopping often at Sam's and Costco. They eat out or Party most weekends, and drive nice cars. THESE are NOT the Wealthy Mexicans, but what can be referred to as "middle class" Mexicans, more like you and probably many of those who live at Lakeside. The Mexicans who frequent the Tianguis and Mercado, and buy from Corner Stores are generally the Poorer Mexicans. Take a very close look at these Mexicans at these places and you will see a vast difference in their dress, and speech, if you are fluent in Spanish. You will also find, if you are interested in things like this, that they do not live in many areas here that actually do have some Extranjeros, as they feel it is not in their families best security interests to live there. Most will live in a Secure, Gated Community, as they would never press their luck to live anywhere else.( I find it interesting that extranjeros will live in areas that Mexicans would never consider living in, and these Mexicans were born and raised in Mexico).
  4. Article 106 states : The vehicles may be driven in the national territory by the importer, his spouse, his ancestors, descendants or brothers, even if they are not foreigners, by an alien who has any of the conditions of stay referred to in this subsection, or by a Mexican National, provided that in the latter case, any person authorized to drive the vehicle is on board and the vehicle may make multiple entries and exits. The vehicles may be driven in the national territory by the importer, his spouse, his ancestors, descendants or brothers, even if they are not foreigners, by an alien who has any of the conditions of stay referred to in this subsection, or by a Mexican National, provided that in the latter case, any person authorized to drive the vehicle is on board and the vehicle may make multiple entries and exits. Sonia, or Intercasa: What does that mean about the vehicle may make MULTIPLE ENTRIES AND EXITS. Does that mean that while the TIP is valid, the driver could go to Texas, stay a few days, then return and enter Mexico again with the same TIP(as some here have continued to maintain has been true for years) ?
  5. I am so Proud for you ! You are where you need to be. Don't EVER think of returning NOB, as those "facists" are EVERYWHERE ! Have a great day !
  6. NO WHERE does it say Jared K said that. As I said, Fake News. Plus, an article by the cnn of the newsprint, the nyt. That rag has lost ALL credibility. We live in Texas, would NOT live in California. Perfectly happy to live where we live, No "might" about it, why would I lie about it? I couldn't care less if you believe me or not, just saying that we are examples where your statement was incorrect.
  7. Actually, my wife and I live on $1,800.00(or less) a month when we are NOB for 6 months a year, and we do0 not do without anything that we want, and that includes eating out and all the necessities. Maybe you have not lived there since the 60s ?
  8. Definition of fascism 1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition Certainly NOT the case NOB, EXCEPT in the MINDS of those who are upset that they CANNOT have their own way with everything. So goes life !
  9. I think Mexico is like Canada in Immigration in that a person must show that they can support themselves and will not become a burden on the Mexican Society and programs. The US needs to follow the lead by its neighbors, as no one seems to complain about their strict policies and people often complain about the extremely lenient policies that have put the US in considerable bind.
  10. We have had basically the same experiences as phxfunguy , over a period of over 10 years.
  11. Me too. Seems Mexico will be getting the shaft by many foreign countries and China will reap the gains.
  12. (1) What do the people do with their trash if they are not at home during the day? (2) The local government is well aware that the "gringo population" will come to their rescue with money and volunteers, when they really get fed up talking and complaining to no avail.
  13. Donald's girlfriend.
  14. That's are decent summary, RS.
  15. In my limited experience with buses, I have found that each has it's route, but several take the same route. The two ways I have found were to (1) ride a few to see their route, and (2) I always ask the driver if he goes to the location that I want to get off. I find the second way my best bet.
  16. The doctor with Dr. Simi pharmacy will write for about 25 pesos.
  17. Because someone will say that and she is not interested. She wants direct answers, not personal comments.She only wants responses from those who ride the bus. You and I have not responded to her question. Plain and simple.
  18. I think that is the "kicker". Shaw is talking about CANADA and not about any service in Mexico. They are NOT concerned about their signal being available in Mexico, just to their "Canadian" customers. I think Pete tells it "like it is". I will plan accordingly.
  19. 18 years here and every year it gets HOT and there are Fires and Smoke. Some years it is worse than others, but always seemed BAD to us. As bmh says. if you have problems with the smoke and heat pollution, maybe you should not have picked Mexico. That is why we go NOB from March until the rainy season. Nice NOB in those months for us. Whatever rings your bell. As for us, we don't waste our time complaining about something that will not change in our lifetime. YMMD
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