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  1. If you are willing to go to Guadalajara, go to Parisina (spelling) its a very large fabric store. You can chose your fabric and they will make the curtains to your specification. The store I used is located in the center (plaza de Universida) light train #1 has an underground stop at this location. They also use a computer program to determine the length of fabric required.
  2. I seem to recall the university of Guadalajara is planning to build a campus in that general area.
  3. Thank you both for your advice.
  4. Any suggestions to get my white curtains cleaned locally ? I did a trial on one curtain in the washing machine and dried in the dryer and well it shrank. Then I tried another but this time let it dry in the sun but still shrank a little. Thanks
  5. Ferret is correct. I looked in to this matter about 2 years ago because my neighbor installed a tank very close to my bedroom window and the tank looked like it was about 100 years old..... (it was manufactured in 1987). From memory, you have to replace your tank every 10 years but probably only 0.001% comply with this. My neighbor did finally remove this tank as I told that if not I was going to report him to the fire department which are the people to talk to get the accurate information.
  6. Thanks for your posting Mainecoon. TOB basically called me "naive" for investing money with a Mexican Bank (Bancomer) even to the point of saying that I had put my life savings in to it. Well I never put my life savings in one basket, a big chunk is in real estate. I am fluent in Spanish and so I can handle my own transactions without the need of a lawyer (a notario yes).
  7. I use the Doctor which is associated with the pharmacy outside of Soriana. My Mexican friends all tell me he is a well respected surgeon. I pay 60 pesos a visit and get the same service as a 800 pesos doctor. Yes you need to be able to communicate in Spanish. If needed he will direct you to a specialist.
  8. I have GNP with Bellon. The deductible is per event and not for the year..I understand that this is common practice in Mexico. Also, after reading the fine print, I would have to pay the first MXP 120,000.00 per event. Thinking of canceling after paying in for the past 5 years and going with Seguro popular. We all will die at some point may as well do it with a Gin and Tonic !
  9. You can also go directly to the Qualitas office in Chapala which from memory is close to the towing company's head office on the main drag. I switched to them after Bellon ignored me several time when it came time for renewal.
  10. Thank you both for your feedback, looks like its easy to find.
  11. Hi, does anyone know where the Fedex office location is at or near the airport. Thank you
  12. Currently I have 2 masons working for me. They have been with me for the past 9 months. In the beginning I had a "construction manager", he paid them 1,800.00 pesos a week (Monday to Saturday 1 pm). Laid off the construction manager after 4 months and gave each a guy a 500.00 pesos raise. After about 13 years on and off in Mexico, I figured out that costs in mexico are about 1/5 the cost NOB. I also speak good enough Spanish which is a big plus.
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