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Dan M

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  1. What choices do I have to order satellite television in Chapala with the usual US chanels. I just call Shaw direct and was told they do not legally offer services in Mexico. Dish network told me the same thing. Does anybody have a local installer or company that can provide American television channels?
  2. This is very usefu information! There is a 5% difference from the Best buy rates to the worst with CiBanco and HSBC being the best. On $500 USD you will get 500 more pesos there than at the worst Mexican banks! Thats about 5% more!
  3. Where do you exchange your money for 40 pesos and is the exchange rate high?
  4. What are the most common and least expensive methods to pay my bills and rent in pesos? My funds are currently in a bank account in the United States. Should I set up a Mexican bank account and can I do so with a tourist visa? I saw some online currency exchange website but I'm not for familiarv with how they work. I know the ATM machines at the local bank in town gives you a terrible exchange rate and the cutrency exchange place on the Cartera in Ajijic was much better but is inconvenient as I will be living in Chapala. I'm sure some of you have figured out the best methods for this as it must be a fairly common occurrence.
  5. Someone commented that Las Redes is tbe bario on another site... really?
  6. Does anyone have experience or information about Colonias las Redes. It is a neighborhood in Chapala behind Sorianas. I found a very nice home for rent there and am going to see it in January.
  7. Does anyone really know if or where I can purchase no salt added or low sodium items such as tomato sauce. canned diced tomatoes, chicken stock and cheese? Maybe Soriana's or Walmart? Or in Guadalajara? I am coming for an extended visit to look for housing and am wondering about the availability of these kinds of items.
  8. Thanks for the tips. Much appreciated. Riberas and Chapala are both doable if I can find a decent rental for $800 or less. I am coming back end of Jan. to look for spring 2018 if anyone has something. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  9. Are there any alternative providers for internet besides Telmex such as satellite providers? I would like to be able to stream US tv using my Amazon fire stick, or is that not possible? Also is it true that overall the speeds are better in Chapala centro as apposed to Ajijic or San Antonio?
  10. Uber is around $200 pesos and picks up by the OXOX store outside Terminal 1. It helps if you speak Spanish as many of the Uber drivers in Guadalajara do not speak English
  11. I searched both Rony and Roni and found nothing but this thread....
  12. Where can I find Ronnie and his rental list - and the chicolates? I like Chapala better than Ajijic!
  13. I am looking to rent a 2 bedroom home or possibly a room in an upscale quiet furnished Lakeside home in preferably a private development. I am a 62 year old non smoking US citizen and a very light occasional social drinker I do havd one neutered / declawed house cat who is very sociable. I own a business and work from home part time on the phone and need reliable internet access. Willing to pay about $800 for a house or $400 plus share of utilities for a bedroom with private bath. Move in date is flexable for this year or early 2018. Also willing to house sit or pet sit for any owner in trade off for rent. I am very reliable and well educated and have owned and maintained a very expensive custom home in Las Vegas. Please reply or Private Message me if interested. References available on request.
  14. I read were Amazon prime MX has next day delivery service to Guadalajara Does anyone know of a mail service that delivers mail to Lakeside from Guadalajara if I rent a box up there?
  15. I just found out there are very loud barking dogs next door and the internet is iffy so Im going to pass. Thank you all for the good advice! I am going to get something short term so I can check out the possibilities and neighborhoods personally at different days and times as was suggested.
  16. I am moving to Ajijic / Lakeside and found a very nice potential rental in upper Chula Vista. Can anyone tell me if this is a nice area? I do like the central location but I have not been there or seen the neighborhood. I'm wondering if it is a semi quiet and safe neighborhood.
  17. I used Uber at the airport to Ajijic and the driver tried to charge my card double the fare for 1 hour 30 minutes instead of 45 minutes. Uber refunded me 200 pesos so the ride was only $11.00. Way less than a cab for $25. In town I used Uber 5 times with no problem including the ride back to airport for $170 pesos! Most rides around Lakeside were $3.00 or less.
  18. I am looking for a 2-3 bedroom home to rent in W. Ajijic or in the Riberas Del Pilar neighborhood for Feb or March 1 2018 move in date. Up to $1000 for a nice secure home in a private development. Non smoker with one declawed house cat.
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