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Michael Victor

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  1. 19 hours ago, RickS said:

    RV, in another thread a person who stays at Hotel Perico suggests that the bus does/will stop out there due to the 'school' in the vicinity.

    Maybe she will repost that information.....


    We just called Hotel Perico and the gentleman said that there are no buses that stop near the hotel, only near Walmart. And she added that only by auto or taxi can one arrive at the hotel. 

  2. 18 minutes ago, More Liana said:


    Michael, the only city near Lake Chapala is Guadalajara, an hour to the north.  Chapala is a small town, and Ajijic is a very small town.  Compared to the size of Puebla--with a population of over three million people and the fourth largest city in Mexico--you'll be coming to a very rural part of the country.  

    I notice that you mentioned you'd like to work once you're here.  Do you currently have a visa with a work permit or are you a Residente Permanente or a Mexican citizen?  What kind of work would you want to do?  

    Thanks for writing. We understand most of what you are saying, but really this is why we want to come visit before relocating. We need to get a sense of the area. I don't mind at all living in a small and rural Mexican town like Chapala, provided I can experience a taste of Americana in Ajijic. And I suspect with the large American community in Ajijic, I can find my kind of work there. At least, that's what it looks like on paper. We need to visit to actually see what's what, and talk to the people we meet. I have my Residente Permanente and CURP, INAPAM, and Seguro Popular. I am a musician. All the best! 

  3. On 10/22/2017 at 9:48 AM, HarryB said:

    Our godson and older sister go to Terranova and the parents are ecstatic! They have half a day in english and half in spanish. This is our first year with a pool, but, currently with the cover and three hours of solar the temp is 99. I am not aware of scouts, but, there are many youth activities. Sports, bugle corp., computer clubs, dance, music, art, and others an old fogie like me are unaware of.

    Thanks very much for the very helpful information! Please could you tell us if the activities you wrote about (sports, computer clubs, dance, music, etc.) are in Ajijic or in surrounding towns and areas? 

  4. On 10/17/2017 at 9:56 AM, sputnik said:

    We always took the bus from Guadalajara to chapala then a taxi to Ajijic.  Ajijic is more expensive to live and crowded, than San Antonio and Riberas del pilar.  We loved Hotel Perico, great for kids lots of space, cheap, pool, walking trail.  If you dont have a car they will take you to walmart where you can get the bus.  

    Thanks for the great info. Please tell us in what city is Hotel Perico? 

  5. On 10/18/2017 at 9:19 AM, Mainecoons said:

    I'm curious as to why you would relocate from a real Mexican city like Puebla to a tourist town like this.  I would think Puebla would offer a lot more to your kids for educations and activities than here.  In any case, if you want to come at that time you definitely need to find something and book early.

    Puebla is lovely, but it is not a place that has many opportunities for Americans to find work. I am almost at retirement age, but I have a young Mexican wife and young son, so I need to work. Also, we are not wealthy, and I have not been back to the states in more than 6 years. So, I really miss socializing with Americans. Which reminds me of another factor: Puebla has no American/English speaking community (or club/organization) as do other Mexican cities. I speak Spanish, but still it has been very difficult for us to find friends here. 

  6. Hello,

    This is our first post to the Webboard. We live in Puebla and are interested in relocating to Ajijic or surrounding area. Please can you help us with a few questions?

    1. Are there any bus lines that run from Puebla to Ajijic? If not, could you please tell me what bus lines and routes we must take?
    2. We have a son and we want to know if there is a "Primaria Pública" in Ajijic? If so, could you please tell me the name and if possible a contact name/number?
    3. For our son, we were wondering if there is a Scout group in Ajijic? He already participates here in Puebla Scouts. 
    4. We are planning to come visit Ajijic during the Christmas vacation. We were wondering if you could recommend a good "Hotel Familiar", very clean, with pool, and reasonably priced?

    Thank you very much for your time and advice. 

    The Michael Victor Family

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