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  1. Convenient parking. They are many fruit and vegetable stores on the carretera selling wonderful produce, but parking is such an issue, it's not worth the bother.
  2. I used to maintain an account with Actinver but found their service fees punitive. Also, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires you to include, in your tax filings, foreign bank accounts with balances over U.S. $10,000. Rather than paying my accountant an extra fee to include this step, I closed down my account. I do not pay any fees to maintain my U.S. bank account, and they reimburse any ATM fees incurred when withdrawing cash, domestically or in foreign countries.
  3. Where on the HSBC ATM screen is the decline button located?
  4. What exchange rate are they giving? In addition to the 17 peso fee, are they charging a surcharge like HSBC?
  5. FlyFree

    Great Burgers

    What does this have to do with the quality and price of a hamburger being served in a restaurant? It's a good thing you've helped your housekeeper improve the quality of her life, but it still has nothing to do with the topic being discussed here. If you wish to discuss philanthropy, start another post, and see who can outdo whom.
  6. Is Ishmat's fried chicken and burger joint open yet?
  7. Please, speak for yourselves. I have lots of common sense, and developed patience of Job.
  8. I have Vonage (VOIP), and like it. Although you can make calls to the U.S. using Mexican telephone services, I like the convenience of having a U.S. number so that my bank, credit card companies, etc., can call me. Some financial institutions will not call you on an out of the country telephone number.
  9. FlyFree


    Do you mean Green Guy, who sells the nicely packaged arugula, etc.?
  10. Thank you so much for posting both days and times. I really appreciate it.
  11. Does anyone have the days, and hours, of when the recycling center in West Ajijic is open? Or for that matter, is it still in operation?
  12. If you want to travel to Cuba there are vacation packages that you can travel on, right here, locally. Visit this communist country, and see how the real Cuban's live. If you want to move there on a permanent basis, and join their lifestyle, I'm sure they will be happy to take your dollars. In the meantime see Fidel Castro's grandson's decadent lifestyle: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=images+of+Fidel+Castro's+garndson+on+his+yacht&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Definitely not in Cuba.
  13. Yes, we are so fortunate that the word "mordida" does not exist in Mexico! And better still, corruption is totally unheard of.
  14. I count my change right when I checkout. I ask for the amount that I've been short changed. The cashier reimburses me without contradiction or argument. I'm not short changed all the time, but I find that it is more likely to happen when I've been given a lot of small coins in change.
  15. You've proved my point. No further discussion warranted!
  16. I suppose you don't have any anti-American political bias? Why don't you keep your political opinions to yourself before preaching to others.
  17. Hey! Have you not checked the prices that we pay here? There is already a 25% tariff and more.
  18. Yes, I second Gualberto Real. I've been using him for my appliances.
  19. My question was, do I need to continue contributing to her IMSS while the maid is a "no show."
  20. What happens if a maid, who is supposed to work once a week for 5 hours, decides not to show up. The employer does not need to pay her, but is the employer, by law, still responsible for her IMSS, etc. for that period of time? What happens if the employee does not show up for two or three weeks, or even a more extended period of time, without communicating with the employer? I have found this type a situation, more so with maids than with gardeners, where the excuse or explanation is I had to take my child to the dentist, or go the the child's school, or, or, or and on and on. Of course, they do not think they need to call you to say they're not showing up.
  21. Will this apply to part time domestic help and gardeners?
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