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  1. They have quite a few nice looking ones at Super Lake as of today at least. I bought a huge head of napa cabbage for 78 pesos, they even had bok choy. Try cutting off the bottom and placing it in a bowl of shallow water for a few days on your counter top near sun light (changing the water daily, but remember, too much water will cause it to rot) until you start to see some growth, then plant it into a pot with potting soil. You can easily re-grow nappa cabbage. I'm doing that right now. This is the perfect season to do so.
  2. And if you have an INAPAM card which is the Mexican senior citizen's card, the ticket should be half price. So try that!
  3. What about the usage of hand soap, dish detergent and laundry detergent, does any of those have any harmful effects on your plants? Would you also feel good about routing it to a vegetable garden, or just only on floral plants and trees? Just curious, sounds interesting, but all those detergents sound like they could possibly have some negative effects without having a way to filter them first.
  4. I find it appalling and unprofessional for cops to disrespect handicapped parking. But I also find it appalling to expect that those same norms and etiquette that is practiced in the north of the border society to be observed to an equal degree in a developing society. Unfortunately, on many issues, México is not on the same playing field as the USA and Denmark. That is why it is considered still a developing country. (And also, on one level, why we are all down here.) Don't worry guys, México will catch up. Just give it time. And please don't expect it to behave like where you may of come from, because it ain't gonna happen, at least not in our lifetimes, so accept and conform! Or spend your final days complaining and miserable, your choice.
  5. There is a wood shop across the street from Soriana in Chapala called a Maderería y Carpintería. You can buy planks of wood and wood stains there.
  6. I have heard it said by the girls that work in the consulate that there are approximately 60,000 US passport holders in the Lake Chapala area, but a large number of those are people with dual citizenship, meaning Mexicans that have US citizenship and also other nationals that also maintain a US citizenship.
  7. My bad, after clearly rereading the question I see that the OP was asking for an English Speaking Church service, boy, is it easy to get caught up in the subsequent comments. But I still stand by my opinions on proselytizing in Mexico, please allow Mexico to be Mexico and to retain its unique and different culture than what is commonly found north of the border. If Mexico suddenly became all Baptist or all Jehovah Witness, I would have to find a new country to live in!
  8. Mike, your wikipedia article was interesting but I am still perplexed, why would the OP go to Mexico and ask if there are any Christian churches in the area. To me, it kind of rubs me the wrong way, he or she, goes to one of the largest Christian countries in the world, where they have a Christian church on nearly every plaza and especially in every barrio, and she/he asks if there are any Christian churches around here. Maybe, the OP doesn't consider Roman Catholics as Christians even though they were mostly responsible for the creation of the Christian religion as we know it today and its basic doctrine. Perhaps she/he was looking for English speaking services, but if that were the case, why wasn't it stated in the original query? Mexicans may be Catholic, but they are some of the most religious, devout, and most Christ like people I have run across in this life being from North Carolina without all the hype and fanaticism. Well, the good news is, is that there are all types of religious groups here. And many have English services. With all the proselytizing happening around these here parts, I used to wonder what happens when a Mormon missionary and Jehovah Witness missionary pass each other on the street. Once I got to witness that very same occurrence on my street in Chapala. Upon passing each other, they both tightly grasped there individual and unique bible or interpretation of God's word that they both proudly displayed in their hands and smiled and nodded to each other, and continued on their way. I kept expecting a confrontation or an attempt to witness to each other, but no, they just smiled and continued on their own individual ways, clutching their holy books, on a mission to save Mexican souls from eternal hell fire. Then, almost instantaneously, I could hear the ringing of the Capilla Carmel church bells, off in the distance, calling the faithful to Mass.
  9. We have been here since 2011 and, if I recall correctly, we learned of it the first year we were down here. And also, a big thanks from us, we also enjoy listening to it in the car.
  10. We used to buy the large bottles of Arrowhead distilled water at Walmart but it has been awhile since we have seen it there, so now we buy it at Super Lake.
  11. In Chapala on the main street of Madero, most of the businesses hand out candy and there are lots of trick or treaters but the candy would probably be better in and around Ajijic.
  12. Mezcala is primarily an indigenous village that has lost, for the most part, its ability to speak en los dialectos or in their local variety of Nahuatl that was spoken in the Chapala area. Some of the older abuelitos or older folk still retain some words and expressions but almost nobody in Mezcala can speak Nahuatl fluently, now a days. I haven't studied the correctness of their Spanish, but everybody that I ask in Chapala tell me that they speak Spanish with a strong indigeneous accent and they talk quite different from regular Mexicans and that they are very suspicious of foreigners and normal Mexicans a like. They are very insular and prefer to be around their own people. In Chapala they have an insult when you look super indigenous they say you have a cara de Mezcala, or a Mezcala face. I'm not quite sure what it means but I feel like it means that los mestizos y güeros of Chapala feel like they are not the same make as the people of Mezcala. I guess it is like Le Paris et la province.
  13. Los mexicanos indígenas don't always get along well with los mexicanos mestizos. Many times the mestizos being part european and speaking good Spanish look down on los indígenas that may speak the indigeneous languages and possibly may speak Spanish poorly.
  14. I know nothing about Ajijic, I live in Chapala. But if you are talking about youth soccer teams as in fútbol, there are several in the Chapala area. Also, I have no details about them, but if you are interested I would ask in the Campo Municipal which is somewhat similar to the Reck in the USA, it is the soccer field right before you come to the Monday morning Tianguis in Chapala. Ask there first, there are several groups that meet there and there are also several groups that meet in the Cristiania Park in Chapala. If you don´t speak Spanish bring an interpreter.
  15. They need moisture, I don't think they can live long on bare dry tiles. If they are invading the inside of your home, you may have other problems. I have never seen them survive in a dry environment for long, like that inside a home. But maybe you have an evolved specimen living there.
  16. Yeah, many brands make the claim their pre-shaving oil make the beard hairs softer, but I always had my doubts. What they do do is prevent chaffing and irritation of the face. I hate shaving with an electric razor on a dry face. It's not confortable at all. I have Portuguese heritage so I have the thick heavy beard hairs. Ouch!
  17. I'm not sure how the huele de noche would do in an arbor since they aren't really a vine, but there are plenty of climbing vine jasmine varieties that would do nice. Maybe, also the mandevilles or possibly intertwined with jasmines. Wisteria would work. I really liked the idea of passion fruit, beautiful flower, delicious and fast growing fruit, excellent in aguas frescas and great for margaritas. You could get two or three varieties and grow them together, each variety would have a different colored flower.
  18. If you are arriving at Guadalajara at midnight and plan on coming to Chapala or Ajijic, I would definitely just come on to Ajijic by way of taxi, my folks do it frequently at that hour, there are always taxis, and the airport taxis know the road well. I don't think there is anything to really worry about, now if they are planning on driving, maybe........but the taxi drivers know the stretch well.
  19. Once you get your electric razor, please tell us where you found your pre-shave oil to put on your face before you shave. We have tried and tried to find it here, but to no avail. We finally stocked up on several bottles, last time we traveled to the States.
  20. Could it be that today is the day of St Francis, the patron saint of Chapala and that today is also the last day of las fiestas patrias in Chapala.
  21. Mike, I'm just using my android phone, maybe if I turned my real computer on I could see the picture better. I just thought with all this rain, the first picture would have looked greener. I know how old pictures are recycled in the news these days and apparently old news articles too! But in Chapala as of 2:00 things have been calm and seem like a normal day. I've walked down Madero twice since then. Hopefully, the situation is now being contained.
  22. Just out of curiosity, why does those photos posted by Vista Lake show the follage looking kind of dry? Is that today or of what was reported back in May, I thought that happened I Gdl.
  23. I live in Chapala and today I had to drive over to Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, 10 mins or so from Chapala, to pick up something at the house of a friend. It was my first time in Ixtlahuacán, I expected a poor, mostly run down looking, little town. I was surprised how clean it was and how smooth and well maintained were the streets, compared to what we have in Chapala. I admit, Ixtlahuacán is very small, but how have they been able to put in so many smoothish, nice streets? I also recognize that Chapala has been improving inmeansly its infraestrure, roads and the like, in the past couple of years. But I don't feel that it is where it should be compared to many much more poorer municipios that I have visited in México over the years. Si Dios quiere, maybe things will improve for us in the coming years! ¡Ojalá!
  24. Well, here nothing comes labeled and they are clueless when it comes to different varieties. An apple tree is an apple tree, a passion flower is a passion flower vine. An orange tree is a citris, regardless if it is a mandarina or navel orange. I have been burnt so many times here. Mostly, it is due to ignorance and lack of education in the vivero's here. They have no idea what they are selling down here.
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