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  1. Crazydog

    Avocado Club

    Great food, good service, nice atmosphere BUT wear long pants and spray mosquito spray. There were so many there
  2. I think the lake restaurants don't attract expats because: 1. They pester you from the public road to go into their restaurant, getting as close as they can to your car and whistling in your face while wiggling a dirty cloth also in your face. 2. They play Deafening music that sound more like torture noise. I'm all about fun and partying but that was beyond what even someone my age(in my 30s) can tolerate. 3. They have no internet presence. Don't recall seeing them on trip advisor or seeing their websites.
  3. I saw this cloud the other day. Do you think there's UFOs in there? ?
  4. Pasted from the OP "Has anyone transferred a large amount of pesos from a Mexican bank to their Canadian bank account?"
  5. I saw this UFO once, it looked so mythical like it was made to create excitement and adrenaline among the humans. It didn't come from the lake however, it was made in china ? Also where can I get some of those shrooms you guys have?
  6. If he/she needs to do conference calls/broadcast the most important thing is the upload speed. Telmex has the worst speed even if you are able to get a higher download plan they don't go high enough on the upload. You can still stream but the lack of speed can cause a few hiccups Telecable is much better but it's not constant signal aka it will drop for a few seconds every few hours, maybe once a day or once a week if you are really lucky. Telcel is the fastest option (look up the upload speed I posted, that's way more than you need for video conference) but it will cost you a lot more than the other options. Artached are the results of telecable. Look at the difference....
  7. SWIFT transfer. Ask your Mexican bank and they should do it. It's international and they have an intermediary bank that can link to your Canadian bank. Note: when the money hits your bank in Canada they will probably give you a really bad exchange rate. Personally if I lived here I would keep the money in Mexico.
  8. Best way is to buy a telcel plan (they offer up to 30G a month) and use your phone as a hotspot. Don't get the stick that telcel offers. I bought that and it was crap. Also make sure you get full 4g singnal on your phone to be able to use it. If it drops to 3G is pretty slow. I had the 30g plan for one year and it was Excellent until a few months ago where they made a few changes to their network. No one was willing to refund me or even explain why their service wasn't working. They just said the 4g doesn't work with a very non friendly attitude (thanks for telling me smth I already know and not giving the service I'm paying for). Now it seems to work better but there's a few hiccups here and there. It's still better than Telmex or telecable. Also attached is the speed I get from telcel.
  9. Sometimes updating flash and Java fixes that... or makes it worse ?
  10. Thank you for your replies. Some of them were quite informative. Also funny how asking a question about why EXPATS preferred to move to Ajijic in the past became a discussion about Mexicans finding suitable mates for their children. ?
  11. I wonder why Ajijic became the hub of expats when Chapala has much better infrastructure of roads and space. I also find Chapala much more visually pleasing than Ajijic, however the big majority of restaurants are located in Ajijic, the prices of real estate are extremely more expensive compared to Chapala, yet the Ajijic Carretera is full of dust and traffic that barely moves and for being an expat retirement community it's not particularly handicap friendly or noise friendly to live.
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    Don Pedro's

    I had never visited this place before. Maybe because I never saw it that busy or I just didn't want to risk going someplace and having terrible service (it happens quite a lot with some of the places I have tried here) To my surprise, their Thanksgiving dinner was a delight and the price was only $300 including two glasses of wine and a three course meal for two people. They had good live music and it wasn't too loud (another thing that is rare here) I don't know how they do when it's not a special event but I think I may give them another try.
  13. It's not the fact that Mexican jail is a shithole that bothers me, it's the fact that they send INNOCENT ppl in this shithole.
  14. The furniture store on the Carretera and Rio Bravo ?
  15. Looking for a qualified personal trainer (not just someone that thinks they can train people because they know how to pump iron themselves) I saw there was a lady recommended on the forum (River) but I can't get a hold of her. Anyone know if she's still practicing or could you recommend anyone else that can do in house training.
  16. Do not go to the salon in west Ajijic on the Carretera close to Rio Bravo. (Forgot the name) I don't enjoy speaking badly of businesses but I want to warn others about how the guy completely destroyed my hair when he was lightening it. I had to cut it all off (I started with very healthy long hair to my waist) because he didn't know how to lighten properly. I warned him I didn't want to kill my hair before and I wanted nothing drastic. Guess that didn't work. Also the damage was instant and when I told him to fix it he wanted to charge me for more money to "correct" it.
  17. Yup this! I also have a feeling not many Mexicans know about this law violating basic human rights so there's not much hope anyone would petition it.
  18. Wonder if it would have been any different regarding jail time if a rich/influential Mexican was caught in a similar accident... I don't mean that in a sarcastic way, I am just curious to know how things work here since it seems the rules sometimes are "guidelines"
  19. I wonder if the OP would have been better off leaving the scene since his car wasn't impacted (unless I missed something from the story) What happens if someone leaves the scene in general in the case of an accident?
  20. This is such a shit law! This makes me scared to drive here because even if it may not be your fault you still get treated like a criminal. I wonder if there are any possible ways to avoid going to jail in these situations? Note: you would think with laws like that, Mexicans would be the most careful drivers in the world, but my experience with the local drivers shows quite the opposite.
  21. I wonder why it's not an option to buy or build homes that are properly insulated here. I have asked multiple builders about double glazed windows and it was a foreign concept to them here. One local architect laughed at me when I mentioned proper insulation as an important feature for my new house.
  22. I'm looking to buy a treadmill (new or used). Would need to be professional or semi professional with the incline option. Anyone know any places locally or in Guadalajara? I looked at mercado libre too and they had some but I don't know how good they are at sending them. I have never used this website before.
  23. Have the rules changed about renewal of residente Temporal? We got our visa sticker in Vegas and the consulate guy said we had to renew it every 6 months inside Mexico and after 2 years apply for permanente....
  24. If you own a house in Mexico and have lived here under a tourist visa would it be ok to put the Mexican address as your main address on the application form (temporal or permanent application), or do they expect you to put a foreign address? The form needs 1. Current address 2. Country where you live 3. Legal residence a. Yes b. No Any advice would be appreciated!
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