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  1. Boy, Ferret, you have life by the a-- if you complain about the weather here ! This is truly one of the best climates in the world. Go other places and then you might find a real reason to gripe about the weather. I lived in the DC area for 35 years and we had incredible humidity for 4- 5 months of the year and then get to shovel snow in the winter. Or, live in Buffalo where you have snow off and on for 6 months of the year. If you want to really complain move to the southern U.S. or go to Arizona and Texas in late Spring and summer and deal with hurricanes and tornados. Where have you lived where you have had a better climate or better utility bills for heating or air conditioning ? WOW -- find something to really complain about ! GET A LIFE !
  2. He is also pretty expensive compared to other very good PT's here, at least the two I know of. And not always the case in the saying, "you get what you pay for !"
  3. Basic line of thought is that "all banks and insurance companies SUCK -- they just vary by degrees ! " That said, the use of Medicare here, unless truly treated within the specific time frame of your visit here ( not living here) is fraud ! IT is just a matter of time before the US catches up with these practices. I am surprised they have not been already caught. Unfortunately, these current practices artificially drive up the medical costs here. Your best bet is to pay for medical out of pocket ( savings). Unfortunately, everything here is catching up to the US in terms of cost of living, including cost of medical care.
  4. She is not a podiatrist, but if you only want something maybe orthotics would help, I recommend Lilliana at Ortopedia on 367 Degollado in Chapala. I find her to be very knowledgable and did a great job on my orthotics. She opens up at 9:30 and is at 376-765-2610. Depends on what your foot problem is.
  5. Dra Justina because if your body is weak from post-surgery or other things, Jorge may be way too strenuous on you ! I know because I have used both for long periods. Dra Justina also will have a limit on how long she treats you !
  6. OK, back to the principal question, where are the most reasonably priced places these days to purchase KN-95 masks for an upcoming airline flight? Thanks.
  7. Have you tried Meditteraneo in Riberas? Not sure if they deliver but have fantastic pizzas. They are closed on Sundays and Mondays. 376-688-1181.
  8. The number of Mexican drivers would obviously go way up on weekends because of all the Tapatios viewing lakeside as its playground ! They are also buying some of the high priced real estate out here.
  9. Anyone get a wind speed for those gusts ?
  10. I have said for about the past 5 or 6 yrs that you can hardly tell when the snowbirds arrive or leave because traffic is permanently bad now that Ajijic has been found by babyboomers from the north. It is not about the local governments tying things in knots, as Mainecoons claims. IT is the shear number or volume of traffic and people now living in the Lakeside area. You cannot blame the government when we have no real room for infrastructure improvement when the carretera is between the lake and the mountains. Tough situation. I feel sorry for many of the poor Mexicans who cannot afford the price of gasoline. We gringos are to blame for the traffic gridlock.
  11. Thanks for checking. When it comes to determining what or who is overweight, I don't have a clue. Maybe I should ask Maria there.
  12. Hmmm --Gringohombre, I wonder why we are being charged $563 a year for a medium box and you are only being charged $384 a year for your medium box. Any thoughts ? Thanks.
  13. Put all the b.s. about the last U.S. administration and other politics aside. Insert the words Covid, supply chain and the resulting FED spending to keep the US economy afloat. All this and the ensuing Congressional spending by both parties has led to incredible upheavals in fiscal spending. Remember when Evil put his signature on the first Covid checks? You can blame both parties and the overstimulation of the economy because of Covid shutdown of the economy. Get Real ! OK, talk about the topic of inflation in LC: All you need to do is go into Walmart every two weeks and you will see products continually increasing. Go to the tortillerias on the street and you will see how much the cost for the common Mexican family is increasing for its food staples. Take a look at OUTRAGEOUS prices for avocados ( gracias, cartels!) -- we have even quit buying them. IT is more than restaurants and local governments raising prices here. The sad thing about MX is that the average MX person here is really hurting from ongoing inflation, which ended around 7.8% in MX at the end of the year, well before the war. The war in the Ukraine is certainly not helping ease inflation any time soon and that goes for the entire world. Oh, and if we are discussing governments --- this MXN administration has done nothing for its people. Covid be damned -- if it weren't for other countries helping MX, it is doubtful we would have even seen vaccines here. The Economist magazine just had an article about countries who helped their impoverished populations with and without Covid and Mx came in at spending less than 1% of its GDP, less than some poor African countries. Meanwhile, one of the most indebted countries in the world, Argentina, spent 5% of its GDP to help its impoverished. Brazil, with a questionable guy like Bolsonaro as its head, has reduced poverty by a quarter in the past decade. So, compare that to how MX is helping its people! As far as the question goes about the inflation in LC? Well, you can see how kaputz much of the real estate market is for many people, thanks to many gringos selling their US real estate at outrageously exorbitant prices and bringing the cash down here to "downsize". That has drastically affected real estate here and not in any good way, unless you are a real estate agent here.
  14. I think before rvanparys just compares the total cost of an Ishop box with a Handy Mail box, you need to compare what the cost can be with partners! For example, we have 5 partners in our Ishop box (for a medium box, which was $563/ yr with one month free if you pay before a certain date). Divide that cost by 5 and it becomes a lot less than the cost of a Handy Mail box. So, you need to look at the whole picture -- not just the total price of the box when comparing. That is what I would call a "no brainer!" My biggest complaint at Ishop is the extra add-ons if you have partners getting a lot of magazines, where they add on for "extra weight"!. In addition, on the cost of mailing a letter from here to the US, I have always found Handy Mail to be cheaper than Ishop. Although I am not certain of the exact cost for each currently, the last 10 yrs has always been cheaper to mail to the US from Handy Mail. On Pete's point, I would like to know what the costs are for Sol y Luna compared to Ishop and Handy mail. Once again, the key in the comparison is whether or not you can share a box at Sol Y Luna? Thanks.
  15. Do you need an appt. for Walmart test or just stand in line? Thanks.
  16. To get back on topic and away from the pathetic political B.S., what is the current status of the Walmart testing? My questions are: do you need an appointment; how much does it currently cost; does this fulfill the airlines' requirement for Covid tests back to the States; and, how long do you have to wait to get your results ? Thanks in advance !
  17. I second Dr. Daniel Briseno at Quality Care. With him, I don't see a need to go to Guadalajara --- doubtful you would find any better quality than him !!
  18. This is beautiful and moving , especially to those of us who have lost beloved pets ! Thank you for sharing this.
  19. I have had good luck finding free moving boxes at Sol y Luna on Revolucion ( same street as the tianguis).
  20. This place moved to West Ajijic , somewhere on Las Flores, same street as the Brew House and the French bakery. He told me he was going to try to relocate to Centro Ajijic and on the first floor, to make it easier to accommodate his elderly gringo clients. However, my new favorite for the quality, size and the price for pizza is definitely Mediterraneo in Riberas. They are on mountainside of carretara at Hidalgo 81A (almost across from Pemex) and phone is 376-688-1181. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
  21. My favorite is still Costa Alegre in SAT.
  22. Have seen a lot for dry season, just before sunset here in upper Ajijic.
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