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  1. First, the locale within Mexico. Then, what you mentioned. Once you jump into DAC, the highest/most expensive rate tier, you're paying a whole lot more per kwh than those who are conservative users. A few bills in DAC and we made the decision to go solar.
  2. The cost of electricity depends on the rate tier you're on. When we had our house completely rewired we went from 110 to 220 and the price per kw didn't change.
  3. With Telmex so cheap and easy to pay for from my phone, including service to all of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S., I have no reason to go shopping.
  4. According to Google- 376 689 0911
  5. Relax. This isn't paradise as many will say, but you may find it to your liking if you can just relax and find a way to turn off the hamster wheel in your head. No matter what you think, no matter how much planning you do, no matter how much you believe you "have all your ducks in a row" ( I HATE that saying!), Mexico has a way of teaching you that you just need to...relax and take life easy. Otherwise, you will find yourself wishing for something different, something that may no longer be attainable anywhere. This locale has changed so much in the years I've been here and it continues to change at such a rapid pace that answers to questions you ask today will no longer be true 6-months from now. Planning for the long term is, IMO, impossible at this point in world history and certainly in Mexico. You just have to relax and enjoy what you can day by day.
  6. The older the egg, the easier to peel. Fresh eggs are always the hardest to peel. "Fine Cooking says this is because the albumen, or the egg white, will stick to the shell of a fresher egg, but as the egg ages, it doesn't stick as much to the shell. When the water with baking soda passes through the eggshell, it helps the albumen to separate from the shell."
  7. Be very careful merging onto the Macrolibramiento there. The "onramp" is shorter than short and there is no shoulder. I nearly ate it when a semi and I were suddenly in the same space.
  8. Thank you for clarifying. This is what happens when you get your information from neighbors who got their information from neighbors. Whenever we have lost service due to theft of cable (again, heard from neighbors), we have wondered what cable is worth stealing if we have fibre optic. This makes better sense and explains why some neighbors further from the carretera are still complaining.
  9. Incorrect. She is caucasian and he is Black.
  10. We have it in Chapala Haciendas and have been very happy with it overall. Initially, we were getting a steady 10mbs and about 6 months ago it jumped to 15mbs. This is for the basic $389/mo. service and if we had a need for it we could upgrade for bigger numbers. Personally, as long as Netflix and Youtube don't buffer, I'm happy. Yes we've had outages, which the rumor mill have attributed to cable theft, but those seem to be happening less and less often.
  11. FEGLI is a government entity and a wild guess would be they can recover the money if they really want to.
  12. If after standing in a ridiculously long line at Banamex and paying $200 for that check it is ONE peso off, you will be sent back to Banamex to stand once again in a ridiculously long line to pay an additional $200 for a new check. Get back too late and the consulate staff has left? Wait a month and...stand in line at Banamex and pay another $200 for a check in the new correct amount. For $29 bus fare (INAPAM rate) you can take a nice ride to Guadalajara then pay about $50 for a cab to the consulate. There, you can pay by debit card or credit card in USD or by cash. You can request they bring your new passport to the L or LCS, or for a nominal fee have it delivered to your door by Fedex. I've been present at countless visits by the consulate staff at the Legion and when it came time for me to renew, I went to Guad. This was after two friends had spent over a $1000 between them for checks and STILL couldn't get their passports! I ended up taking them to Guad where they had zero problems. Cheaper, easier, and less stress if you ask me.
  13. We find M&J to be quite good. Their current location sux, but if you live close enough get one to go and give it a try. All premium ingredients in the right proportions.
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