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  1. Last time I went there everything was covered in flies with no effort from the staff to protect the bread in the shelves or the sandwiches I ordered. 

    Too bad because they were good in December when the flies were not a problem. 

    A lot of food places around here  need to invest in one of these (but I doubt many owners even care)  


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  2. The problem with telecable is not the speed in my opinion, but the reliability of the service. 

    If the wind blows the cable the right way you may be lucky the net won't drop. You are on the wrong side of the street you may be the unlucky one that has to reconnect every hour. 

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  3. The best physiotherapist in my opinion is Jorge Ulloha. His clinic is in Riberas close to Mom's restaurant in a small plaza. 

    He speaks perfect English and offers professional service. I would rate his service better than a north of the border clinic  

    As for personal trainers, I have only met one that was qualified and he moved away (Esli). The guy was truly great. I have tried several others from gym trainers and people that come to your house and they have not been knowledgable to train other people in my opinion. 

    For massages I would recommend the Total body care spa in Ajijic Centro. It's on ocampo I think. Nothing fancy but they have good prices and are professional. They speak English too. 

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  4. I thought the new location was at the hotel pescador in west Ajijic. Turned out it's still in jocotepec in an old hotel with a similar name. 

    Personally I don't think the new location is going to help get new business because it has poor visibility but I could be wrong. The place however was much more spacious and it has an atmosphere. 

    The food and service were very good and you get a lot of food for the prices they charge. 

    I wish they were closer to Ajijic as we don't have anything similar here. 

    If the owners read this they may need to update their google presence with the new location and hours. (And no it's not just your facebook page) 

  5. If they want to do it properly they need to widen the road to two lanes each way and make space for sidewalks. But that's easier said than done since it includes

    1. Planning and them spending cash.

    2. Demolition of the current (highly unnatractive stores) that are on the road. 

    Realistically it would be nice if they could put flat stone (like in San Miguel or mazamitla) on the sidewalks and the parking areas to make it more walkable and get rid of the dust, and repaint all the stores the same color. 

  6. On 2017-07-08 at 0:32 PM, cedros said:

    Where is the new location for Frida?

    Yes I want to know this too. I doubt the owner reads this thread but there is nothing online about his new location or even him moving. The trip advisor page still has the same old one. 

  7. 1.5 million dollars to transfer 26GB ?... Is that what they are proud of? 

    It's nice to have everything automated so you can pay things online (that's if they manage to train their staff to use a simple software which they probably will need 5 people to do the job of one data entry person in the west),

    but 1.5 million dollars could have gone a long way fixing more immediate problems like maybe picking up the grabage they have piled up on the streets, or maybe fixing some of those "beautiful" roads. 

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  8. 11 hours ago, Al Berca said:

    Emails are not often not responded to by Mexicans unless you have established a relationship with them through personal contact such as meeting with them or a phone call.

    They must be loaded with money to have this attitude ?

    I have seen this happen quite often as well. 

  9. 49 minutes ago, Nicolas said:

     I see a problem collecting that much money voluntarily. Some people will rush to donate. Some will be financially unable to donate. Some will say, why should I donate if I don't have to? Some will say, why should I contribute to the infrastructure of a huge company like Telmex?  Any comments or input?

    Simple: If Telmex actually improves the quality/speed to above what the rest of lakeside offers it raises property values.

    I pay telcel close to $350 usd a month because there are no other reliable options for internet for my case. If all of a sudden a rental in rancho del oro has fiber it would be a huge incentive for someone like me to move there. Also because of the supply and demand rule you as a landlord can now charge more for it. 

  10. Multiva is the best if you have money in pesos. Stay away from actinver. 

    Also you can't blame the bank if the peso is a volatile currency. Any investment involves risk and a simple transaction such as converting usd to pesos could have gone either way. 

    If some of you converted usd to Canadian when it was 1:1 and now Canadian went down over time, do you blame Canadian banks? 

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  11. 4 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    Each condo is independently owned. Like every other house on this planet some need work and others are beautiful . The ones that are owner occupied are kept up. The ones that are rental units are not Kept up..The grounds were always well looked after.

    i lived there for 9yrs and loved it there.. Very secure location.. The gate is always locked. Lived in several of the units and was lucky enough to have great owners and wonderful rental agents.

     If you want a secure quiet  reasonable priced unit in a great location, the condos are not a bad place to rent.

    From my 9yrs of living there I'm not sure what services the condo assoc are supposed to provide, other than supply water, sewer and grounds upkeep.

    Thank you for your reply. I was more interested on the location and how the condo fees are managed. The unit itself will be well taken care of as it will be fully renovated. What i wasn't impressed with was the common pool (not the cleanest, and not heated) and the common area was run down. 

    The fees were around 1200 pesos a month. Where is all this money going? Were most of the units empty when you lived there? Also how long ago did you live there and did you have any trouble with water? 

  12. 15 minutes ago, garmemorial said:

    I went to meet with the lawyers from Guad on Sat to discuss my problems with both the rental agent and the condo.

    As the mgr commented the contract  is with the rental agent. If the condo does not provide the services advertised by the rental agent you must sue the rental agent and then they must pursue the condo assoc. Be aware some condo assoc are BROKE.

    They advised me to get an attorney add the clauses to the lease that will protect you

    Are you renting in the same condo complex? From your other posts it sounds like you are renting somewhere else.

  13. I think it's really messed up to bii.tch about offleash dogs when you come to live in a village where 90% of Mexicans leave their dogs roaming. It's also really insensitive to the people that lost their pets from a twisted human mind that thought it was a great idea to put poison out. 

    The problem is not the off leash dogs. There's plenty of organizations here that help with street dogs. The problem is that smth criminal was done and the local government did absolutely nothing about it. 

    I don't have any proof about the theory that it was the government doing it, but I don't believe blasting the personal info of the gardener that opened up about the story is a good idea either. What if he was told to do it and was just trying to not lose his job. He could also very well be a sick psychopath too, but we don't know the full story. 

    All we hear now is the government doesn't give a damn! 

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