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  1. I flew back to TX to pick up my van many weeks ago and stopped in a small town pharmacy that was advertising the shots. I told them I was just passing through and asked if any shots were available. She said they had cancellations every day. She called the next morning and I got my first Moderna shot. Thanks anti-vaxxers! BTW, they did not ask for any identification so I would think Canadians and other foreigners would be able to get it. Not sure if it matters but on the form they gave me, I used the address of the repair shop my van was at.
  2. Hi George, Do any of these have a VGA output? Robert
  3. I think you could a decent idea of what it is like from the dozens of videos on youtube. Then take a trip and rent for a while to see if you like it.
  4. I went their once last year and heard the racism first hand. Notice I said "once".
  5. Hi Dawn, The local hiking club is shut down due to the Covid crisis. In addition, I have heard (perhaps someone more in the know can correct me), that the indigenous people have said something to the effect of "please stop hiking on our land".
  6. Things must've changed since I was there last. I even took a picture of the "tira la basura por la ventana" sign in one of the buses. Clean bus, highways littered. My tica wife didn't think twice about throwing wrappers and other trash on the ground.
  7. If you take the Mascota route there is a small place that serves some of the best food I have ever had. It is called "Comida Casera" Loncheria and is on the outskirts of Mascota across from the Pemex. No ingles spoken.
  8. This is common manners for most everything, whether you are tossing money on the counter to pay for something or tossing food instead of placing it in their hands. In the case of food, it would be perceived as if you were feeding a stray dog. Lots of good videos on Mexican manners out there as well as a class at LCS.
  9. I have had their sartén (pan) pizza here in Ajijic and I thought it was as good or better than anyplace else I have tried.
  10. Questions 2 & 3 are well answered. Re question 1: La Bodega and El Patio in Chapala both have open mics where you will meet musicians at all levels; from basic to pro (I would say most are on the basic side) And they mostly play older blues/rock (danceable music) and some country, right up your alley. My tastes, also after 50 years of playing, tend to go more mellow and there is an open mic at Buenos Ayres in Chapala on Fridays, geared to singer/songwriters. There is also a ukelele meetup. You shouldn't have any problems meeting other musicians. Guadalajara doesn't have that great of a selection and prices can be quite high, especially when it comes to electronics. It's best to bring your own pedals. I searched in vain to buy a cheap, reasonably good guitar (like an Epiphone D100) because I didn't want to travel with any of my good guitars. Never found one and the POS I bought (a Campero), the tuners didn't work and I had to replace them.
  11. A friend of mine and his wife recently took the bus from mid Texas to Guadalajara and said it was great. Nice bus with reclining seats, TVs in seat backs, cheap! and best of all, not very many people on bus. He said they had their pick of many seats and everyone spread out so they each had two seats to themselves to help get sleep on a long ride. Bus makes stops for food, bathroom on board. If you have too much stuff to fly reasonably, you really can't beat the bus. Drivings a hassle. That said, if the bus is crowded I hate it.
  12. My chicken looked just like the picture posted. It definitely had more breading and spices than I like. It seemed to be a bit expensive considering the price of grilled chicken around here. Hopefully the burgers are better.
  13. I'm just gonna leave this here.
  14. Tkessler does a good job of explaining this topic. Most people want to blame (and usually rightfully so) their ISP for slowness but bottlenecks are everywhere. For those that aren't as tech savvy, I tried to find a video that explains some of this stuff in laymans terms and the best I could find was this.
  15. Yep. I would guess it's off by a factor of ten, at least. And it doesn't take into account the mostly here part timers.
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