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  1. Audrey was responsible for starting the Jalisco State Chorus and was its director for many years.   She most recently started and directed a Barbershop Quartet.

    Aside from her personal musical accomplishments she was responsible for giving a hand up to young musicians who needed musical education or direction as they began their careers.

    Audrey was a kind and loving person. The postings on Facebook notification was the most I have ever seen.  They were from both the Mexican and foreign community.  She was a very special human being.. I was privileged to call her friend.

  2. Want to put the tourist in the 8 story buildings being built in la Floresta even though there are amparos existing to stop them that are being ignored or the building going on on the corner of the caraterra that looks like it could be apartments and only has one entrance /exits right at the traffic light which is already is a bottle neck.

    When the tourists decide coming to Chapala/Ajijic because they are stuck in traffic and can't ind a place to park or have to pay high parking fees how long do you think it will it be before say it is not worth it?

  3. Pueblo Magico used to be a designation of honor given to special towns.  There were few designated each year.  It was very special.  That changed radically and now there are many called Pueblo Magico.  Only one block long that is a joke.  That is not what this was supposed to be.  It is political so Ajijic has a chance because the presidente of chapala is PRI even though he did not have a clean win he could get it.  There is a good bit of money involved given to the community to make improvements. I won't touch that.

    Right now we can't even get a light bulb put into a street lamp that has been out for three months but  we recently got  more gardeners on the malecon but so far the broken benches,  a broken water pipe wasting water, dangerous disintegrating bridges and collapsing low walls are being ignored and the malecon is also  in great need of painting the walls.  It is rapidly losing its charm.

    The caraterra if the bike path goes through it will create bigger traffic jams as the roadway narrows and the traffic increases with no place to park.  It is a big problem on quiet days.  Weekends when the tapatios descend and the snow birds are here will be catastrophic.  It oftimes is already.

    Up until 2003 Ajijic was a charming village.  AARP  wrote an article about its charm  and low cost of living and the death knell of charm was sounded.  Every piece of land was built on using poor construction.  Cows, horses and burros were no longer as visible.  The Mexican culture was and is being overwhelmed by the people who moved here from the north and wanted to live as they did "back home".

    I am not addressing the rights and wrongs and goods and bads of what has happened to Ajijic, but in my mind it  no longer qualifies as a true Pueblo Magico.

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  4. I had lunch at Hermelinda when it first opened.  I was very impressed by the friendly and efficient staff, cleanliness,  and the incredible 3D paintings, but not the food. This morning a friend and I went there for breakfast.  The menu was both Mexican favorites and American/Canadian favorites.  The food was very good  and the portions generous.They were serving a mixed client base of  of Mexicans and the foreign community.

    I paid 49P for a plate of chilequiles verde, scrambled eggs, frijoles, and delicious toasted bread.

    Sadly the wonderful paintings are gone as they were on loan, but the cleanliness, friendly and efficient staff remains the same.  I used the bathroom and it was one of the cleanest I  have seen in a restaurant here. I hate to write such a glowing report as it is a small place and could develop a following that would put a line out the door if it is consistent.


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  5. There is a wonderful new restaurant, Emma's Deli, that has opened on Ramon Corona 3 doors up from the former Thai restaurant and almost directly across from Tabarka..  The food is good and the prices very reasonable.  Having eaten there twice along with a few others, we look forward to returning and trying different things.  So far we have tried the chicken soup with matzoh balls.  The matzoh balls are huge.  The small bowl is 55P and the large 75P.  You get two matzoh balls in the small and 3 in the large.

    We have enjoyed pastrami sandwiches, delicious roast beef sandwiches that have carmelized onions,  cheese and spinach to add to the taste.  The beef is very tender.  Coleslaw comes on the side.  The grilled chicken sandwich is VERY good.  It also has carmalized onions, cheese and spinach to enhance the flavor.

    It is not easy to choose from the offerings as they are all enticing.

  6. I have had Kodi for several months and was very happy with it until my maid(now former maid) screwed it up,not once, but twice.

    I have tried but can not get it working again.  I know a five minute fix is all it takes but I don't know the fix.  Help.


  7. Like the first posters I too have tried Los Telares sporadically for years.  Once I had good food and good service. There was a new manager.  He left and it reverted back to the usual poor service and nondescript food.

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