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  1. Please be aware that many expats travel extensively. They should self-quarantine for a minimum of two weeks when returning to Mexico. If you know people who have been abroad, please make it crystal clear that they put others at great risk if they do not do this. We all know by now that people can be carrying the virus without being symptomatic.
  2. I found the food to be inedible. The pizza crust could well be the packaged crust with sauce sold in Soriana. It has the exact markings an the bottom. The pasta...okay, I admit pasta is not my thing, but it's seriously difficult to totally miss the mark with pasta, but they manage. Enjoyable atmosphere with barely decent service. And for those who think it's "a new gem" it's been there for two years, mas o menos.
  3. Here is a link to the app. https://www.att.com/features/myatt-app.html Darn near anything you want to do can be done on an app these days. Personally, my cell is my lifeline. I move money on apps, pay CFE and Telmex via apps, and buy airtime from Telmex on an app. If she's not using a smartphone yet, she should make the switch. Living here is 100 times easier with one than without.
  4. Pretty sure Eric will be back shortly with more fear-mongering, but thank you for posting a more in-depth discussion of Covid-19 from a reputable source.
  5. Exactly. Weekend after fortnight payments are always a zoo.
  6. Novel Coronavirus Update - as of February 29, 2020 VA Portland Health Care System is closely following and responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). We are aware of a presumed positive case in the Portland metro area. We are in close contact with our Public Health partners, who are working to identify and contact all persons exposed to this case. Public health is currently NOT recommending COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms. Seeking medical care: If you would not otherwise seek medical care for a respiratory illness (cold), this is not a reason to seek care now. Please take care of mild symptoms at home to avoid exposing others. If you have more severe symptoms like difficulty breathing or inability to stay hydrated, call your medical provider to discuss symptoms and any possible exposure to a known COVID-19 case. If you do need to be seen, a plan can be made to avoid exposing others and limit spread in the community. Please use MyHealtheVet or call 503-220-8262, option 2 to relay a message to your Primary or Specialty Care team or to make change or cancel an appointment. Remember to practice these routine actions that help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. These include: Stay home at the first sign of illness. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and do hand hygiene. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Avoid unnecessary contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory illness.
  7. There is a woman who sells all sorts of bags in front of Pancho's on Fridays.
  8. So what would be your recommendation? Should we do nothing and have no water soon? As it is, water is now being delivered 3 hours per day instead of 4. Next they will deliver water every other day, and by May the pump in the existing well will be above the water level. But sure, we should wait until someone can promise us water. Gimme a break.
  9. The difficulty is getting them through aduana (customs). The American Legion has explored all the options so we veterans could receive our med's from the VA here in Mexico and the answer is always the same- they'll never make it out of customs and they will not be returned to the sender. Your script needs to be on your person if you cross with med's. Asking someone else to bring them is risky for them. The best option short of bringing enough with you if you're just here visiting is to see a local doctor and get a script for the same or similar med here.
  10. If they had ever had it, Pancho's, Superlake, and La Cremeria would all have brought it in. They love to make money on things extranjeros like to buy.
  11. You must be talking about the pre-cooked, sliced corned beef because as often as I've been to that Costco there has NEVER been the type Val is asking about.
  12. Are you perhaps comparing the number of walkers and cyclists on the bike path to the number of cars on the road> I drive the carretera regularly and I always observe many walkers and bike riders using the path. My partner and I plan to purchase a couple of basic bikes now that a relatively safe riding space is being provided. I am 100% certain we won't be the only ones who will now be able to ride.
  13. Yes, I have read that this is the best way from the new terminal to the Chapala area.
  14. There are enough people Lakeside with anywhere from a single dog to dozens. I have NEVER heard or read about a dog being poisoned by a plant in their yard, but hey, shit happens. One could consider doing some research on Google and also with their own veterinarian until they find this specialist.
  15. Excuse Eric, the proverbial shit-pot stirrer. He has nothing better to do than play Henny-Penny. Goodness gracious me! —an acorn hit her upon the head. "Goodness gracious me!" said Henny-penny, "the sky's a-going to fall; I must go and tell the King."
  16. Oh, good god Eric, give it a break. We're all gonna die and thankfully we don't know when or how. Worry is far worse for one's health than all the things one worries about.
  17. I appreciate you sharing. Should my doctor ever order advanced tests I'll opt for Guadalajara if she has no objections. For me, it's a pleasant ride, an excuse for lunch out, and a break from my daily routine.
  18. Perhaps my use of the term GP was foolish. I have seen a number of people living here who have no established relationship with any doctor. If the doctor is a specialist in whatever the medical problem a person has, all the better. At this stage of life I'm comfortable with a doctor who has a variety of skills including diagnosis, treatment and surgery.
  19. My experience is they come in search not of food, but of water. Because they don't bother my food I don't stress over them. If I see them I just wipe them up with a damp cloth, rinse, and go on with my day. They're harmless.
  20. This is why I always recommend consulting with one's primary care doctor. Too many people think they can circumvent having a GP and that is a foolish mistake IMO.
  21. Personally, I would consult with my doctor and ask their opinion of where I could find the best radiologist to read the scan. If that doctor is in Guadalajara I would take Chapala Plus to Guadalajara and then a taxi or Uber to the office. Cost to do that is minimal, the ride is relaxing, and the peace of mind knowing I was getting the best care priceless. We are 45 minutes to top medical care, yet far too often people settle for what we have here. Although better than it used to be it's still small town vs major metropolitan city care. Take a few hours and go to Guad.
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