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  1. For those who have purchased & tagged a car NOB successfully, with a Mexican Drivers Licence:

    Has anyone been able to temporary tag that purchase?

    I know that the 10 year sticker (RV) will be applied at the border (I am temporal).  I am only concerned about the Mexican Drivers License having qualified you with a notary NOB for temp tags.

    (Permanent tags will be brought down by later)

    Thank you!

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    No need for a large RV (for us-ours is quite modest in size)... We plan to do scouted out trips that RV friends have done with ease (Mexico) and enjoy US travel as well.  Those friends have successfully explored Mexico, for the past couple of years and will now continue to US and CA.   It helps to have that wealth of knowledge. We gather that navigation in parts can be quite challenging without.     

    As for the caravan, our definition of that would be others in RVs to do that travel with.... nothing major like the caravan business in the link above.  

    Nice way to meet friends, become more experienced in these parts etc.

  3. Yes, we did notice that there was a preference to check in the search engine, for those permitting dogs.  Actually there were many that did, and would probably appreciate being able to visit here with their pooches.  Those filters are nice... They even have one if the owner doesn't want smokers.  We may do the home exchange route in the future.  Thanks for the feedback.  Right now we have decided for short trips to leave a friend to watch over, and for long we will probably be seeking a renter. 

     

     

  4. On November 24, 2017 at 11:47 AM, AlongTheWay said:

     

    But Caravans starting from here, I haven't heard of.

    Good links for those interested in the area However, we are interested in traveling (call it what you may) with others whom are in Mexico.   There are others here, as a recent PM has informed.  As for up north, we are familiar with the terrain there and will most likely be traveling on our own, unless of course we became friends with others who enjoy that.

  5. Thank you for sharing.  

    Joyful, is it difficult to find home exchanges that welcome well behaved dogs?

    Question in general regarding planning in advance.  I gather that some wait with little time, and others plan months ahead to secure an exchange.  How far (approx) would you recommend beginning a search? 

    John Shrall said it takes a lot of work (emails etc to locate an exchange).  Did you find that to be the case?

     

    ***We are thinking of mixing RV-ing with Exchanges, to remain in traveling mod with some breaks in that travel.

    We are considering both Exchange and Renting of our home. The first: A place to enjoy in one interesting location to break up the travel may be pleasant.

     

  6. On November 19, 2017 at 8:19 AM, Mainecoons said:

    We have a few who come here and a really beautiful RV park south of Jocotepec, named "Roca Azul" but this is not a big RV destination.  Most RVers at this time of year head for the beach and the RV parks there.

    Between the high costs of fuel and tolls, plus the lack of security, Mexico is not big RV country.  Too bad, we were RVers up north and hoped to get one and do some here.  For the most part, people stay at hotels in town in Mexico.  Makes some sense since so many of the towns are really great places to visit.  Mexico has its share of natural beauty but the real places for that kind of RVing is the U.S. and Canada.  Beaches excepted, Mexico has the best beaches of practically anywhere on the planet and in great quantity.

    There are groups that specialize in RVing in Mexico and people who set up caravans.  Google RV in Mexico and follow some of the links.

     

    Thanks for your response Maincoons.  All information and perspectives are appreciated.

    We will be doing both Mexico and US travel.

  7. Gov't officials in Mexico have ordered killing, which has included poisoning of local dogs and cats (total over 50) in the past year.

    Many will never recover that loss, and have suffered loss in circumstances where their pets were either not off leash or were an hours walking from the public on trails.  That is how extensive the gov't worker was in his distribution.  Yes that person is still employed by the gov't.

    This reflects poorly on the human species, as does humor, when life has been lost.  

    Not a fan of animal rights or welfare?  Then hold your hand or take your energy to other lesser threads. Respect the grief and suffering that many continue to endure in their grief of who was their family member.  

    Separation of "interests" is what led to different web topic areas.  As much as animal topics are not welcome on the Ajijic thread, consider that humor of this dire situation is not welcome here.  Yet, many will do what humans do so well when in anonymity, proudly show their lesser human side.

     

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  8. 10 hours ago, More Liana said:

    I'm not going to tell you about the ex-pat in Mexico City who has started a bagel business here.  Nor will I tell you that his bagels are as good as any I ever ate in NYC.  But I will post a picture of a few that I bought.  Onion in the foreground, everything, and salt.
     

     

     

    Ok Liana... Wicked game of tease you are playing with us... WHERE IS THIS PLACE... gracias!

  9. We groom ourselves as much as we can, and when energy to groom (ourself) does not present, we use Edgar at 333-454-2635.  All grooming is done on the property.

    People have to understand that all vets are human and make human errors.  However, knowing of each vets weaknesses better prepares us to take precautions.

    Vets do NOT want to hurt animals. A vet may be prone to pushing of drugs, oral pesticides (we lost one due to ONE dose of oral pesticide), or overdosing with shots, NSAIDS etc.  We cannot avoid human misinformation, human error or pharma influence.  It is a very dangerous world out there, not just for pets, but for people with Pharma's influence.

     So thank you for this message board and warning, for I am sure that if the public is aware they will take extra steps in not only choosing a vet, but communicating and watching over those actions.

  10. On July 14, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Julie said:

    Hi, my husband and I are considering a move to the lake Chapala region. I have asthma and consequently I'm sensitive to air pollution. Do any of you live in the area with asthma and if so, how is your breathing?

    Refer to prior thread on Smoke & Air pollution (click onto following link):     Smoke and air pollution

  11. 5 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

    It seems to me that Mexico expects each homeowner/renter to be their own crime prevention director.

    It does seem that way, doesn't it?  

    Street cameras are a great way to deter crime, not just of break ins. Criminals avoid areas which have street (vs home) camera systems.  The police would be able to brag of low crime rate in the area, despite the limited man power.  It is a win-win situation for all.

  12. 5 minutes ago, pappysmarket said:

    It seems to me that Mexico expects each homeowner/renter to be their own crime prevention director.

    It does seem that way doesn't it?  Yet street cameras are a great way to deter crime, not just of break ins. Criminals avoid areas which have street (vs home) camera systems.  The police would be able to brag of low crime rate in the area, despite the limited man power.  It is a win-win situation for all.

  13. 1 hour ago, PORTIMOM said:

    Most of us knew the condition of street, customs, people, and animals (loose cows, horses, dogs)... Thus accepting all the above as a charm of this area. What I have heard most is surprise of theft/crime, due to lack of surveillance. 

    Expat presence of course brings pros/cons to this area.  One pro for residents is a boon to the economy.  Maybe some of that could be spent on surveillance in the form of street security cameras.

    Footage to back up whom was near a property or crime site, following the report of an incident would be most valuable and a deterrent. 

     

     

    Safer community re break ins/crime. 

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