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  1. 6 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    Never had my RFC attached  Is there some special reason?

    It seems to be a requirement when selling a house in Mexico.  Realtors keep asking for a recent CFE and Telmex bill with a RFC number referenced.  Telmex was easy, just logon to your account and add it yourself.  Had to go into CFE in Chapala today and have it added to their bill but it was very easy and only took a few minutes!

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  2. On all our pre-retirement visits (4) to Ajijic my wife and I rented a car at the airport and drove all over the place from Guadalajara centro to Manzanillo on the coast and back.  Looking back I would do the same again.  Also, we walked many miles around the streets of Ajijic, San Antonio, Rancho del Oro and even up into the mountains.

    Driving is a little different here and can be somewhat stressful at times.  If you feel confident driving in unfamiliar surroundings do consider renting a small car...

  3. When driving west, you can drive down the bicycle path to avoid the topes...!!!  No, no, no I would never do that, but being a frequent driver of that stretch of road I've noticed it's becoming a common, and potentially very dangerous, practice...!!!


  4. About 6:00pm last night (Friday, January 4) a medium sized drone was sighted above the Calle Emilliano Zapata.  It was moving about slowly then became stationary in front of my house.  I could see a red light on it.  Very suspicious I thought, so I went to get my camera and a zoom lens but it was gone 30 seconds later.

    Should this be cause to call the police?  I think drones are cool things to have, but, snooping around neighborhoods does not seem an appropriate use for them!

  5. 3 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

    ...My only complaint about Lakeside is the percentage of grumpy old white people that are constantly trying to make Mexico like their home country...

    I've lived in Ajijic for 2 years now and have often wondered whether some (certainly not all...) of the, "old white people", as you refer to them, are really happy living or visiting here!

    So many gringos appear to scowl at me when I try and say hello or hola.  I understand when we get older our faces may tend to sag a little and adopt a more grim look and our memory fades and we may forget we met a passing person at some gathering a week ago and we should know each other well enough to beam big smiles at each other.  I learned on day one that saying, "Buenos dias" to a passing Mexican stranger can ignite the same response of meeting a old, long lost childhood friend.

    I like this place more than anywhere I have lived in Europe or North America, and it's because of the local people who have never wronged me, but I have to side with AngusMactavish and his only complaint as stated above.

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  6. 3 hours ago, Figoush said:

    Angus, because that is the currency of England.  Ha, ha...!!!

    Cincy, i’m In England now and it was easy to exchange Euros for pounds. 

    Enjoy the Royal Wedding tomorrow.  Should be a fun time to be England.  Oh, and for a double treat, the FA Cup Final...!!!

  7. I'm thinking just "go for it!".

    I've driven to all sorts of non-touristy, off-the-beaten-track, places in Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit without any problems and I've lived here long enough to understand about being sensible when exploring Mexico.  Maybe my biggest concern is breaking down with such an old vehicle and 253,000 miles on the odometer...

    Anyway, I'm going to look at hotels in the Patzcuaro area...

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