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  1. LOVE Lobster. Grew up in Nova Scotia (the only place on the planet with a 12 month lobster season). Thought nothing beats Atlantic Lobster....but had some amazing Bahamian Lobster tails this Christmas Eve at La Terraza (which they are repeating NYE). So maybe check this out Gringal. If Elegante is using the same Lobster as Bobby's it might be incredible!
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    Live Music is always a tight rope for a restaurant. I don't want to hijack this post but we were at one of our favorite restaurants last night that offers live music on Saturdays. The owner noticed a lot of his guest were requesting tables seated "as far from the band as possible". He got it and this week when we went I noticed the band was playing soft romantic music that made it pleasant and easy to talk and then later in the evening moved into more dance-able songs. I was impressed. BTW LOVE Purple Garlic Bro....what a great addition to lakeside food scene
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    Abbeyfield in Ajijic

    This might be helpful as it lists many of the lakeside options I think http://seniorlivinginmexico.com/directory/web-category/senior-housing-directory/ https://www.focusonmexico.com/assisted-living-lakeside/?fbclid=IwAR2B8ort0HSnXuyXfh_PoFLid88Ou5lusB5Zts76IKu1GjBWYp61xQYWosA
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    Abbeyfield in Ajijic

    My understanding of the Abbeyfield sage (which maybe someone could confirm who has more direct information)- Is that the original owner, when she died left the property "for the benefit of lakeside residents". It was last year decided by the administrative board that using it as it was was really only benefiting a handful of people and that selling the property would create a fund which could then be used for the purpose the original owner intended. I was also told that since the residents had not received any increase in fees for many years that the current use was "upside down" and it was costing the board more money to run then it was generating. It seems to me that the board must still be trying to figure out the best way to fulfill their charter as opposed to misleading former residents. IMO with the current demand for rentable properties and the price they generate and the fact they would be able to eliminate overhead to almost nothing - this might be an option the board is exploring. OR perhaps it has been sold and this is the use the new owner has chosen
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    Knee problem

    I love posts like this!
  6. I am not talking about wages. That is set by the market. I am talking tips. Obviously we are not about to change each others minds on this. Have a lovely day.
  7. I pay the same tip in Mexico as in the US at the airport. They provide me the EXACT same service. I am a Scottish Canadian and we certainly are NOT raised to throw money away, but I do tip appropriately. Obviously my opinion of what is appropriate does not match a few other posters here. That is their prerogative. I do not judge you. Please extend the same courtesy to me
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    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Good recommendations all. I would just like to suggest checking out the Guadalajara Reporter and their ads as well. Many restaurants do not advertise in the OJO
  9. I don't understand this comment. Why would you assume the 0.001% that you think are on this web board is not a genuine sample of the population. Your logic would discount every survey or poll ever taken because it does not represent the entire population. My observation is that the 33% of people on this post who are not happy that zombies take over the public plaza on a holy day (the culmination of a month of fasting and prayer to the Virgin of the Rosary - where the devote march from 6 corners to the Ajijic plaza) is a fair sample of the population lakeside. But Val had graciously offered to take that concern to the planning commission so I do not wish to reignite that discussion again.
  10. My partner is legally blind and when he travels alone the service provided by the special needs staff is incredible - getting him thru customs, from gate to gate, making connections, claiming baggage. $15 - $30 USD is our norm for a tip. A pet peeve is people equating manual labor with ANY other work. I have NEVER heard that done in ANY other country except Mexico. I have never heard that to excuse leaving a bad tip or justify a bad salary in the US or Canada. Would you say that to a Doctor? To a Lawyer? To a Teacher? Manual labor is manual labor. Other jobs are other jobs. I am sorry your ex wife had a bad experience. That is an exception and not the norm and your special needs person had NOTHING to do with her carry on luggage problem
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    Cairns or Westies

    Some people have way to much time on their hands. Pay attention to their actions it tells you everything you need to know about them. Imagine creating a problem that does not even exist.
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    Thanksgiving Dinner

    I did that Sandwich to go promotion and the sandwich was big enough for two of us to share that night
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    Halloween 2018

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    Halloween 2018

    Thank you Val. I do appreciate your professionalism and willingness to listen
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    Halloween 2018

    If you believe an 85 year old Mexican grandmother who lives at 6 corners and the public servants in town hall have the same core value I do not know what to say. I have made my statement and it has been dismissed and the your response, and inability to entertain any change tells me all I need to know. I had not supposed this forum would be the place to create a new awareness and it seems I was right. Thank you