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  1. At 20 pesos to the USD that's $4 US/gallon. Between the tolls and the fuel costs extended road trips must be pretty costly.
  2. How much is gallon of Magna gas? And what does it usually cost for an LP fill up for a standard-sized tank? Just curious.
  3. What's increased substantially in recent years? Ex. Food shopping costs, rent, healthcare, gasoline, eating out......etc?
  4. Thank you. Not quite as bizarre as I had imagined. Can navigate the heavy traffic with greater ease. 4th world country??
  5. Bike ambulance? I'm trying very hard to envision this. Ayuda por favor.....
  6. And was that with or without the myriad of functioning traffic lights around Walmart? Just curious..... I lived in Riberas for a year. I could be almost anywhere Lakeside (north shore, that is) in minutes then. Some traffic in central Ajijic, but once through that is was smooth sailing east or west bound. It must be half day's drive now from Chapala to Jocotepec...... And this is largely without the added Snowbird traffic this season? OMG is bang on.
  7. I can conclude fro all the helpful posts to this thread that living at Lakeside these days is living the rat race where a trip from West Ajijic to Chapala can now take a very long time due to traffic queues, unsynchronized traffic lights, etc. Am I correct in assuming that the usual issues (dogs, graffiti/weeds, broken sidewalks, poor local gov't., difficulty accomplishing simple tasks sometime) are all still part of daily life? On the upside, it appears to me that the dining/takeout food situation there is considerably more diverse than in bygone years ( and I felt we ate very well then), it seems to be even better now (with the food choices available). Please give me your thoughts....Thank you,
  8. Probably not a lot of places other than the forementioned "podunk towns". It's an ugly part of modern life for some of us hence the reason for my starting this thread. I live in a rat race in New Mexico and simply want to avoid the mistake of trading one rat race for another. The Lakeside I remember was a calmer place (cohetes not withstanding) to be. Not that way anymore obviously from the replies to this thread (even though the term "calmer" is subjective). As a previous poster replied "You can't have it both ways" in referring to a lot more amenities now and the corresponding uptick in the traffic. Sadly very true.
  9. The average price for a 54 oz. container of the Nutiva virgin oil comes out to around 60 USD on Mercado Libre if my math is correct. They can be had for about 20 USD on eBay in the US. The cost of imported products coupled with the effects of the pandemic, I suppose. Nutiva is arguably one of the best but at that price an alternative would need to be seriously considered.
  10. Yes, well put. Not all of us grew up in the ugly rat race of a huge US city like LA. Some moved from the US or Canada a long time ago to a place that was affordable then and peaceful in comparison to now (like myself) and don't neccessarily see more amenities as "progress". There's nothing laughable about it, really, when you've been in an area for 10, 15 years or longer and watch traffic ruin an otherwise nice place to live with a totally clueless local government that hasn't even figured on synchronizing it's traffic signals.
  11. It sure doesn't sound like the way I remember it. Ajijic had traffic then but once through it was smooth sailing east or west, no worries. A shame really, it was always my favorite of the gringo communities in Mexico. A lot of the other places are either too hot (and humid), too cold, or too expensive. It's a shame the local gov't. can't manage the increased traffic situation more efficiently as Lakeside ticks the most boxes (for me). At least it used to......I've lived in several places where speeding and aggressive driving (and the local gov'ts. inability to do much about it) helped to ruin the quality of life for many of the residents. I live in one such place in New Mexico. Sounds like Lakeside is similar in this regard with the traffic headaches.
  12. And walk where you can, leave the car home......
  13. Sounds like driving is major aggro there now (and I used to complain about the traffic back in 2006.) That was apparently nothing compared to the current state of things.
  14. Haven't been there for a while and considering a move once the Covid situation eases but seems to me from the threads I've read that the traffic situation there is considerably worse than years ago. Can some of the long- term residents (10 years or longer) weigh in on this subject?
  15. Amazon was not really much help. Mostly the refined oil used for frying/sauteeing. What are your experiences in using Amazon. Mx?
  16. Can only find it on Mercado Libre, but very pricey. Is it available locally?
  17. I need to have a small bone spur removed via arthroscopic surgery. Can it be done locally and is anyone aware of the cost?
  18. Are most of the PT providers licensed/certified by Jalisco (or nationally)?
  19. No, cash payment fot this service. Is it around 500 pesos per session?
  20. I need more PT sessions to treat a shoulder problem. Is an MD referrral ( orthopedic surgeon) needed? I have xrays, a fairly recent MRI, etc.
  21. Quite dear on Mercado Libre. Not sure about Amazon. Can you buy it locally?
  22. Or is this something to buy on Mercado Libre or Amazon?
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