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  1. Me hijacking "jilling" ?????? I think you are confused. You should actually read my posts as I am expressing the gratitude to everybody involved to make this happen whatever the location is . And read yours. Your aggression is fixated on the word Ajijic . I do not take your attack on me personally. I have been snow birding to Lakeside way before you knew where Chapala is. I followed your first bike trip down and snorting on this board like a fool for years.. The fact is that you have changed your name here many times to be accepted and sort of mellowed over the years.... but you have a long way to go, dear. Now, lets focus back on the " art show" Are you hosting any of the artists this year?
  2. Lakeside location is less significant than the idea , support of artist and the effort to put it all together. Without it, the show would not exist at any location. Ones again.. ...Thanks to whoever makes it happen and all the participating artist (you are awesome and appreciated). And also....thanks kindly to Chapala Yacht club for space provided. No need for Chapalanians to be offended or militant when they hear the word Ajijic. I think that Chapala is a great town, but lets face it, when you talk about Lakeside art, you associate it traditionally with Ajijc, not Chapala. ..rightly or wrongly) All the best. Examples for newbies and people who cannot afford the entrance fee Just gorgeous
  3. The physical location is in Chapala but lots of organizers, artist supporters and volunteers are from Ajijic.
  4. They actually did in the "old" times. Pappy took words from their mouth in his first sentence. You must have missed the class.
  5. That spot is troublesome for sure. We observed and listened to these trucks when living in CVN for 2 winters in the row. I think topes are needed there more than in many other places. (As RV said above.)
  6. If you are an artist you have to know your audience. For someone the piece can be worthless (junk) and for somebody else it is a cherished piece of a treasure. There is so much of artist involvement, love and dedication to every piece. You cannot compare it to a machine junk made in China (or anywhere else). Some artist work months on their projects and people are not ashamed to offer couple of bucks for it???. Most artist are not doing these displays for money but for an appreciation of their talents. I haggle in Mexico .There is a place for it. All Mexicans haggle, it is their culture. It is not just for tourist but living here.... you have to learn when it is just not appropriate. One has to pay entrance fee for every such exhibition everywhere in the world. It costs money to organize it and it should be a previlige to see and appreciate these pieces. Ajijic exhibition of Mexican Art is wonderful (1st class) venue . It is one of the highlites of our winter stay. My thanks to all organizers to make it possible for people here to see (and hopefully buy a piece or two). All the best.
  7. Islander

    Trout

    For everybody who love salmon (or is a foodie) : Come to Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island for holiday. We are a culinary region and there is enough salmon in our Bay to be enjoyed. This picture is of commercial salmon fishing just as seen from our deck. Some season (not every year) they open 3-4 days for commercial guys and they fish day and night. This was for coho run. detail There will be no argument that your fish is mahi-mahi (or what so ever) you get it either from the fishing boat or catch it yourself. Beside fish and shellfish you can get fresh almost everything from the little farms around, from vegetables to poultry. There are not very many "high" end restaurants in the valley, just plain good eating. Most wineries around have small restaurants. One reason (from many others) we love Ajijic is that we can source most of the food fresh too ... and enjoy it the great weather while Cowichan Bay is grey, rainy and miserable.. Cheers
  8. That is good Slainte39, I'd love to hear more from our Mexican friends. It would be very valuable here.
  9. Islander

    Trout

    A company such Costco would not risk being sued or lose their solid reputation in Canada.
  10. Islander

    Trout

    You are funny sometimes. You are not saying anything different about the steelhead than me or the "inaccurate " Pacific salmon foundation" website which link I've provided. No new wisdom there.... except that you fish and therefore you know it all . Do not get shocked but many other people fish too... especially when they live in the community where fishing is a way of life. Calling an official a Pacific Salmon Foundation an inaccurate news link ...LOL. That is little shallow...do not you think? I just wanted to let people who love to eat salmon to know that the Steelhead is very good eating (less fat than salmon) that's all . Sorry all your salmon lovers for this link being hijacked by silly argument. Nothing else for me to say. .
  11. Islander

    Trout

    No, not a farmed trout, it is Steelhead. Much bigger than rainbow trout. Stores cannot get away naming the spieces what ever they want in Canada without consequence. The "hot dabate" was about the genetic evidence of this fish . The steelhead has been bouncing between the salmon and trout categories for years. Until last year a website from Fisheries and Oceans Canada describing them as a type of Pacific salmon. This year the salmon sheet describing all different varieties does not have steelhead listed any more. Science changed the family tree but in other parts of the world they still relate them to Pacific salmon. Correct info on Steelhead here: https://www.psf.ca/species-lifecycle/steelhead
  12. Islander

    Trout

    Nobody eats more salmon than me when on Vancouver Island. We usually buy it from natives. But I like the "Steelhead" I am getting from Costco better. Steelhead is not a real salmon even if people call it salmon. Steelhead starts its life out as a Rainbow Trout. If the Rainbow Trout migrates to the ocean, it becomes a Steelhead. There was always a hot debate if steelhead is a salmon or trout. I think it has settled right now that It belongs to the same species as rainbow trout — Oncorhynchus mykiss — but it acts a whole lot like a salmon. In any case it is a good eating.
  13. This webboard was set up for people help each other to manage to live in foreign country. And there are some good examples that it works....for people on any side of the spectrum. If someone comes and tries to pontificate their political views and other believes they migt get bitten. Do not forget that this platform has an international audience and you are not in Kansas any more. All the best.
  14. Cynoff works very well. We even brought it from Ajijic for our home on Vancouver Island. Works like a charm.
  15. To OP: Coming for a week and staying in central Ajijic without a vehicle is fine. There is not enough time to do long distance exploration trips. Hop on the bus and go to Chapala, walk on their malecon and the main street up and down. That will give you basic idea what the town is about. Talk to a real estate person to show you few areas around Ajijic where foreigners like to live.. ( You might be a customer in the future.) There are lots of real estate offices around. You might need a taxi to get your supplies home from the stores. (Walmart, Superlake tianguis etc) But other than that enjoy your few days in Ajijic. You might need few days to walk around to get acquainted. On your following trip (if you decide to come again) you will be much wiser and know if you need to rent a car or not. That is what I would do on my first short trip.
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