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  1. I hear it's a ski slope for all the northerners. Snow making machines will be on their way to town.
  2. That's one bustling city. Has an airport. Hondas 1 billion dollar assembly plant is not far in another town close by, but many companies have factories or offices there.
  3. I spoke to the man and his wife who started this small enclave... http://www.banderasnews.com/real-estate/tierra-alta.htm
  4. And lots of these free apps may have malware. Used to be that it could take a year or longer for Apple to check your app and include it in its catalog. Now, it takes a few minutes. I lik my flip phone. I make a call and take a call.
  5. It's amazing what one can do with large PVC pipe, etc in a hole in the garden under mulch. Variations on the theme are endless.
  6. The first thing that came to my mind was where is the Gatling gun. Sounds like an armed encampment/prison. But the weather is the best.
  7. I get these all the time even from banks I have no accounts with. Tom Gates is 100% correct. The only email you would get is when you set up your account for specific notifications as in notification by email if checking account is below a certain amount.
  8. According to a report [2017] by the COFEPRIS, Mexican health authorities have seized more than 1.4 million gallons of adulterated alcohol since 2010. Such numbers are not only from small local establishments, but also from hotels and other entertainment areas. http://www.solmexiconews.com/tourists-injuries-from-adulterated-alcohol-prompt-more-inspections-of-mexican-bars-and-restaurants/
  9. Looking at other options and would like any suggestions. Thank you kindly.
  10. Back in my home NOB I have a very good friend who owns an alarm company. He basically said if the people who want to get in your house are professionals they will get in , no matter what It's the teenagers and novices that get caught but then again who will catch them here? What he did recommend is not only I have an ear piercing siren in the inside of the house That will hurt their ears but one on the outside of the house. In some situations here I would put two on the inside and outside of the house (the noisiest and loudest you can get so that the neighbors get real mad and may come over and see whats going on. It surely will not make the burglars happy and instead of ransacking the house may do just a smash and grab if that. I would also put 2 sensors on the glass in case of a smash. One through the rail a sliding door is on and one that senses a break in the glass.Same with all windows. One if opened and one if smashed. We also put a dowel on the track to prevent the sliding door from being opened. Another protection is security film on the windows which makes a smash and grab almost impossible to do. Just another added deterrence.. The system we had would typically reset in 15 to 20 minutes. The question becomes if you can trust the workers of the company that installed the system do not tell their buddies all about the installation. .One has to understand the mind of a home burglar. Time, noise, and visibility. I suggest no bushes at all around the perimeter of the walls and windows of the house. Also, if you have purchased a TV or a big appliance, cut the boxes into pieces so a potential burglar will not know you made a significant purchase.
  11. From Spencer.... http://www.chapalalaw.com/immigration-2/ VISA REQUIREMENTS AT MEXICAN CONSULATES OUTSIDE MEXICO: To qualify for the temporary visa they must show a monthly income of 300 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 24,012 pesos or $1,158 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 6 months bank statements. People who have liquid assets may qualify showing that they have maintained an average balance of 5,000 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 400,200 pesos or $19,305 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 12 months bank statements. To qualify for the permanent visa they must show a monthly income of 500 times the minimum wage (for 2016 it is 80.04 pesos) or 40,020 pesos or $2,117 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 6 months bank statements. People who have liquid assets may qualify showing that they have maintained an average balance of 20,000 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 1,600,800 pesos or $77,221 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 12 months bank statements. It has been reported to us that in the past there was no minimum age limit on people applying for permanent visas but now many have reported that consulates are asking to see pension or retirement income in order to apply for the permanent visa or they are not giving them to people who are under 50 or 60 years old. Shop around as consulates have different internal guidelines and if you are in this situation it pays to make some calls. You can apply for visas for your spouse (gay couples included) and children at the consulate at the same time or we can do it when you are here in Mexico once the primary applicant has their visa. Remember that in order to do this we will need birth / marriage certificates and apostilles (legalized copies for those from Canada or non Hague Convention countries). Please be advised that the consulates might have their own special rules. Processing time varies from a few hours to a few days on average. We can consult with you prior to your trip to the consulate and then prepare you for finishing the process here in Mexico as well as advise you how to properly fill out the FMM form upon arrival so that there will be no processing delays. Clients have reported that the consulates in Laredo, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada are some of the easier ones to deal with as Las Vegas only requires US$1,000 per month to get temporary. While the law says you must give 6 or 12 months bank statements, many consulates only ask for 3 to 6 months. Laredo requires an appointment be made online prior to going, we can help you make your appointment and go over documentation requirements so you do not have to make two trips. VISA REQUIREMENTS AT THE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION INSTITUTE INSIDE MEXICO: To qualify for the temporary visa they must show a monthly income of 400 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 32,016 pesos or $1,544 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 6 months bank statements. People who have liquid assets may qualify showing that they have maintained an average balance of 20,000 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 1,402,000 pesos or $95,374 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 12 months bank statements. To qualify for the permanent visa they must show a monthly income of 500 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 40,020 pesos or $1,931 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 6 months bank statements. People who have liquid assets may qualify showing that they have maintained an average balance of 25,000 times the minimum wage (for 2017 it is 80.04 pesos) or 2,001,000 pesos or $96,526 US dollars using an exchange rate of 20.73 to 1 (using December 28, 2016 exchange rate). This must be documented with 12 months bank statements. Immigration has been applying a rule the past few years that in order to change from temporary to a permanent visa that you must show that you receive a pension or retirement income, even $1.00. This has effectively stopped many people from “jumping ahead” if they only have savings and do not receive any pension or retirement income, in these cases people must complete all 4 years as a temporary before going to permanent if for only financial reasons (not family related). You can apply for visas for your spouse (gay couples included) and children at the consulate at the same time or we can do it when you are here in Mexico once the primary applicant has their visa. Remember that in order to do this we will need birth / marriage certificates and apostilles (legalized copies for those from Canada or non Hague Convention countries). *2016 Note – Immigration has changed their position during the past year and now will deny renewals for temporary visas for people who entered Mexico with permission to work for a company and then change to be self employed. They are alleging that the same entry conditions do not exist. We feel this is a violation of the 5th Article of the Mexican Constitution as well as Human Rights so please plan accordingly if you are inside Mexico and wish to switch jobs. People who find themselves within Mexico and due to health reasons cannot travel can get humanitarian visas if a doctor from a government clinic prepares a letter describing their situation and that they are unable to travel. Old age, forgetting to return, or having a junker car that will not make it to the border are not valid reasons. Please be advised that the consulates might have their own special rules. People have reported that the Mexican Consulates in Laredo, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada are very lenient and have approved people for temporary visas with income as little as $1,000.00USD per month. Processing time varies from a few hours to a few days on average. We can consult with you prior to your trip to the consulate and then prepare you for finishing the process here in Mexico as well as advise you how to properly fill out the FMM form upon arrival so that there will be no processing delays.
  12. I have a relative who will be visiting who has issues with their eyes. Anybody here have issues ?
  13. Also Potassium rich foods such as bananas, avocados, and dried fruit attract them and yes alcohol in your system does too. It increases body temperature which attracts mosquitos.
  14. In many towns in the state of my residence in America no fast food restaurants are allowed to have drive up windows because drivers will eat in the car and then throw out the trash. My town got rid of the ordinance and there was trash being thrown out of cars. The police got real strict and handed out 400 dollar fines. That stopped it cold and the towm nade some good money. Perhaps that should be done Lakeside.
  15. Avocados are thought to have originated in Mexico and Central and South America. Avocado trees were first planted in Florida in 1833 and then in California in 1856. According to NASS, California now accounts for the majority of U.S. avocado production, followed by Florida and Hawaii. http://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/fruits/avocados/
  16. I suggest you look at the terms and conditions of the internet DNA TESTING SITES. The only privacy you have is in your DNA. Imagine having life insurance or health insurance companies with access to it.
  17. I have that happen to me in the states also. I am told that is why the readers at stores have both chipped and swipe.
  18. https://mx.usembassy.gov/information-regarding-bringing-medications-into-mexico/ from the US Embassy
  19. Apparently, this new highway will cut driving time dramatically. I would think fewer people would come here for festivals and such and won't clog up the roads as they will head out to PV instead. New Motorway: from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta in only 2.5 hours http://www.entornoturistico.com/nueva-autopista-de-guadalajara-a-puerto-vallarta-en-solo-2-horas-y-media/amp/And/
  20. And I thought I was the only special person on the board for her to reach out to.
  21. An interesting article came across my desk with regard to trash collection. " They point out that it is in the Ajijic delegation that this situation is most present. It is true that there is a serious problem of decomposing truck collectors and is one of the reasons why the problem of garbage collection has been compounded, said the director of Public Welfare , Juan Cuevas Gudiño and the Municipal President, Javier Degollado González, but Stressed that there is a strong problem of order especially in the so-called "Private" settlements." " Yes there is a problem, but the problem that has become more aggravated is Ajijic, there we are sending large trucks daily and some that has loaned us SIMAPA. The problem in Ajijic is the garbage left by the gardeners that is almost 40% of the total of the garbage, I think that if we stop collecting in the week that garbage and only collect from Monday to Friday the waste of the houses, we could be helping In improving harvesting, "said Juan Cuevas, Director of Public Welfare . I translated it using chrome. http://www.lavozdelaribera.com.mx/reconoce-comuna-problemas-en-recoleccion-de-basura-en-chapala/
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