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  1. Here in upper Floresta, wondering if anyone else is with partial or no electricity this morning? We have a greatly reduced current into the house - major brown out. Would love to know that it is not just me...
  2. hi Zeb If you want to skip the trip to Tonala, I suggest the Indigenous run shop on Colon in Ajijic - it is called Arbol Magico. They have a good selection of authentic Oaxacan rugs on offer. They do not always have the really large ones, but you could ask them to have one brought in for you. They replenish their stock on a fairly regular basis. Or if you really want to fall in love with Oaxacan rugs - take a trip to Oaxaca City/Teotitlan de Valle - Felipe Hernandez is a master weaver and makes all his own natural dyes. He is a Zapotec native and has been weaving since he was 13. This family has been making rugs for four generations. His work is some of the finest in Mexico and he will tour you through his home/studio. He speaks perfect English and runs a very reputable business. I have several of his rugs. They are a fraction of the price that you would pay in the US galleries where he shows them. I don't have it on hand at the moment, but if you are interested, I will send you his contact info.
  3. I recommend Teocintle on the corner of Constitution and Miguel Blanco in Ajijic. Bright yellow and pink building - hard to miss. Authentic, excellent and served by a lovely Mexican family.
  4. If you can get in, GO has a fabulous Christmas lunch - there are three sittings. Ad is in Ojo de Lago. It may be sold out - it is popular...
  5. Gracias everyone! All excellent information. They are starting the trip from Montreal and will take off in early January. They are fairly adventurous folks but would never have thought about the Cdn credit card issues or about gas pumps not taking postal codes.... I will pass this on for sure. Look for their silver Honda van with Quebec license plates and say bonjour/hi! Feewee
  6. Thank you for this RickS - really appreciate you taking the time to share all this great information! I will pass it along to my friends.
  7. Hello Friends are considering driving to Ajijic from Eastern Canada this winter for a visit. Any advice or stories to share about the best place to cross US-Mex border; safest routes through Mexico etc ? They are not moving down here so do not need any of the immigration info. They will however be bringing their dog. Thank you !
  8. Fabulous Females ! They were trail blazers in the '60s and appear to still be trail blazers today ... very cool, thanks for sharing this
  9. Hi Susy I thought you would like to know there is a Cdn woman and her husband who retired to the south side of Lago Chapala and they seem to be loving it ....here is the link to her blog https://casalunademiel.wordpress.com/site-information/
  10. Thank you everyone for your recommendations - I will research them all and share what I learn. Feewee PS: Mary Ann - I am really sorry to hear of your husband's ordeal. My husband is a serial cruiser and I had never considered the risks of cruise boat infections - this one sounds really serious!
  11. Many thanks for information REC - this sounds ideal! I hope your recovery was successful.
  12. Does any one have experience and/or recommendations on in-home care services in Ajijic - preferably someone with formal nursing or elder care training. Things like changing a dressing, helping getting to/from bathroom, light meal preparation. Looking for post-hip surgery assistance in home for 3-6 weeks. The care giver does not need to live in but that would be an option as there is a casita. Thank you!
  13. Thanks Bournemouth - Wonderful - I like this idea a lot - and that the money goes to a good cause is even better. Widesky - I think we'll come to Chapala too ! thanks everyone - much appreciated.
  14. Thank you all for the insights. You are right Liana - Patzcuaro and Oaxaca would have been great ...too late or too far. Does Ajijic do anything? I am with a group of people, some of who are not mobile so Chapala might be too much. I was just hoping there would be something in the Ajijic Plaza. I saw the Thriller event and although it sounds fun, it is really the Mexican traditions that will interest them. Thanks again!
  15. I will be coming to Ajijic over Nov 1, 2 - what can I expect to see or participate in for dia de los muertos?
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