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  1. However if you use Zeta Gaz each fill results in points for the many things lining the walls of their office. I gave the 2 women who work for me the almost 32,000 points (took 13 years) last mothers day. They loved it.
  2. We keep storage coverage on a US plated vehicle that has been in Mexico for 14 years and activate it to full coverage when we are in the US for longer than 2 or 3 weeks. The price is negligible at just a couple $100s a year and provides peace of mind. The vehicle we drive in the US is Mexican plated and has a full coverage Mexican policy. Since the US policy follows us as individuals it fills the gaps in the Mexican policy. We also choose to use car sharing ZipCar when we travel short term to various cities and want more freedom of movement than a cab or Uber allows. The hourly fee includ
  3. WE are interested in doing the citizenship this next year also and will be looking for a faciliatator. Know of anyone?
  4. WE use the TAR GDL-PV flights a couple times a year and lie them because they are quick, efficiently run, clean, well-timed and newer. It runs usually somewhere around $125 US roundtrip.
  5. This is a sales advertisement. No one who does what this persons says they do is on here asking opinions on anything.
  6. My daughter who travels constantly internationally says to suspend water drinking and salad eating for short trips of a week or so. Instead drink, tea or coffee or lemony type drinks where you see the lime/lemon squeezed into the glass with a shot of vodka in them that she gets from her flask because she travels to muslim countries regularly. In some countries even bottled water is still risky. Only consume meat that has been well cooked and nothing like a casserole that has many handlers even in preparation - cooked vegetables alone are the best choice. . The simpler you keep your food the
  7. I have a couch, loveseat and side chair in dark taupe with modern wood legs available. Brand new. Used as stage furniture for a modern condo. High end construction and materials, $21,000 for the set. Not going to work where I thought they would be great.
  8. It would be helpful if they could lock down thread older than two years so you can still read them but cannot revive them. Info older than two years is not helpful and can be more than confusing.
  9. Some of you have been here long enough to remember hearing about these topical symposiums. 2005-6ish. A panel comprised of a social worker therapist, a medical person nurse, a self-styled philosopher and somebody with an opinion all shared their thoughts on the subject and then opened the meeting to discussion. The one I went to devolved into a "share your feelings" fest. If he wants to go a more intellectual direction with an well-vetted selection of tracts to read that could be interesting.
  10. Always grateful for July thru October with the least amount of dust. Otherwise dusting and moist mop every other day. I don't like to wear shoes in the house and my feet are black at the end of the day and can run a finger thru the surface dust October thru February. I simply can't keep up with it March, April and May to mid-June.
  11. solajijic


    It is not a local guy deciding to open a restaurant to take advantage of the boom. This is a franchise it is a serious business well-executed and extremely successful at the other locations. Mentioned to me today by a local waiter at another restaurant was the idea that maybe coming to higher end restaurants in full length pants and a nice shirt with ladies in a skirt or dress might be more appropriate than the retiree uniform of shorts, flip flops and t-shirts or ladies in pedal pushers. Those of you who think national residents do not have the money for these restaurants are so far behind
  12. Ok. I have a thing or two. What about her family aren't they able to help? How did she end up by herself? Are there children involved? Do you need blanket or towels?
  13. Didn't like that song back when it first came out and don't like it now. Other people love it and say it represents them. Hogwash. I don't know anyone running away from anything only running to themselves. Haven't known a single soul "waiting on wings". Catchy, yeah. https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=lyrics+for+somewhere+in+MExico+tall+boys+band#id=51&vid=6b62fa2e8532c7231d2b61d29e6d9928&action=click
  14. The best this Mom can do is interview at all the local private schools to determine if any of them are interested in taking on her sons education. ASFG is considered to be the best of the best.
  15. A friend just told me she left her agent of 12 years or more because although the claim was paid and repairs made there was this one issue of who made an extra problem, the tow company or the repair facility. Well it was a big deal to the repair or towing because they would have to admit being at fault. It was a big deal to the agent because nobody wanted to pay to fix it. And it was a big deal to my friend because she wanted it fixed right now. The agent wasn't able to accomplish that and short of paying for it himself his hands were tied. She paid to fix the mysteriously broken thing t
  16. Private driver came from Guad to Ajijic back to Guad trips thru the city for various stuff back to Ajijic and he back to Guad = 6 hours = $1400. I made sure he had commercial insurance.
  17. There was a possible dog poisoning this morning while a couple were out. They came home to find two of their 3 dogs dead in the front gate area. Facebook.
  18. I have had a couple of these bags for almost 20 years. They still smell pretty from the laundry soap and fabric softener. It's made from recycled trash in Indonesia! What a great way to cut down on the number of cheapo plastic bags used in the grocery store. Jakarta's trashpickers are paid six times their normal living wage by XS Project in Indonesia.
  19. Baltimore Dockside, pretty twinkling lights overhead and 5 adults, 2 pre-teens, 6 beers, 1 wine, 2 pops, water all around, 2 salads split to serve 4 and 2 pizzas 13" with 4 toppings = $185. Pizza Parlor on the water out of the city center. We paid it with a straight face. Wasn't easy.
  20. No, next to Intercam. They have the mexicanish wrought iron pulls etc..
  21. King Knish - this would be interesting in a new topic post. The demographics here have changed substantially just in the past two years since the original thread began. I came at 48 and spent my 50s here and there is very little difference between 50 and 60 living here. Energy abounds.
  22. If you are taking the bus because you don't want to have a car that is good. Be aware that the buses are more crowded than ever because so many have chosen this route and there is nothing wrong with it. Many say the bus company should just put on more buses. That is probably not going to happen. Please look around you in the morning and evening at who is waiting to get on the bus with you. Let workers and students on before you. As a courtesy. Also pay the full fare even though you don't have to it is a small price to pay for transportation.
  23. A quick Airbnb search using Lake Chapala, resulted in only 11% of listings available for those dates and rooms in homes were 18-30K pesos and home were 30 to 100K per month Here is the warning at the top of the page - same warning using Chapala and Ajijic as destination. The CHapala listings had more reasonable choices, the Ajijic had some really expensive options remaining. Only 11% of listings are left for these dates. We recommend booking a place soon.
  24. Over 11 years of rental these 4 real situations stand out - couple with no dogs (so they say) viewed on FB with 3 german sheperds, 2 less than a year old. When questioned they figured that I wouldn't turn them away after all they are going to pay 3 months upfront. But everyone pays short term high season upfront. Well its a smallish house with an interior patio maybe 25 x 12 and no place for big dogs. We have taken small terrier who was fine inside and a deaf support dog but of course he didn't care about being outside. Second - the politics thing, how about the rabid white is right guy fr
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