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Everything posted by Seren

  1. Join "Boomers in Paradise" and you can get a group catastrophic plan with Best Doctors that covers you all over the world except the USA
  2. Oh, I don't think the good weather months start in March! In my experience I have found that April and May are the worst - hot, dry and dusty. When the rainy season begins (mid June) it is perfection until October more or less.
  3. I have an IPhone 6s and this is a known issue with the battery. Apple service is offering a replacement for $29.00 US until the end of the year, I think, but I'm not sure. I took mine in to the Genius Bar at an Apple store NOB and they replaced it with no questions asked, even though it's not under warranty or Apple Care. I think the only Apple store that will do this is in Mexico City - go online to apple.com.mx or call them. There is no Apple Store, as we know them, in Guadalajara
  4. You're right I didn't see that. It's a confusing thread if one starts at the top
  5. This thread was started in 2014 - read the latest. Times have changed
  6. Alexa just told me she's fed up with having to reset herself here on Rio Bravo
  7. I love it! I can finally ride my bike into town and leave my car at home. That must benefit more than myself? One less car taking up a parking space on the carretera, for sure. Plus, by parking my bike in centro and walking through the village, I get healthier. I can see how this won't work unless the numbers subscribe to it, but, if they do, it will give us all a healthier experience. Most of us don't really need to drive and then park as close as we can to where we want to go. No one can do that anymore, anywhere, really - so it's time to give it up, let it go and understand what the future is bringing us. If you are incapacitated and can't ride a bike, take Uber that will drop you off right in front of where you need to be - these are the times we live in and thank goodness the Chapala government has recognized this
  8. I highly recommend Dr. Moya . He has an excellent reputation and a cardiology clinic in Jocotepec: http://www.lakesidecardiology.mx/
  9. La plus ça change, la plus c'est la même chose ... whatever ..... it will be what it is for whoever comes or goes ......
  10. No - it's not closed down at all! It is newly opened and a wonderful resource for us "bikers" .... please go and check it out - closed on Wednesdays
  11. Leaf Blowers pollute with a very high level of noise while blowing dust, dirt and exhaust into the air which we then breathe. They haven't been banned by the government yet. On the contrary, more and more gardeners in the area are trading in their rakes for the gas monstrosities. They are using them without masks or ear protection. It is hard to stand by and watch them blowing a few leaves or flower petals around while doing damage to themselves.
  12. the best I've found is at the old Sony store location - south side of the carretera nearly across from Oxxo/Intercam (or in that vicinity). It has parking out front if you find it is difficult to park at the aforementioned place
  13. I mean that it becomes more desirable to be a maid or a gardener, working for those who come from the US who are receiving double the income they were 10 years ago and feel the need to double their employees' income accordingly, to not go on with their education to become professionals. Why would they when they can make so much, work for themselves, set their own hours ..... ? I am paying my wonderful maid $50 pesos an hour and, because I love her so much, I give her extra $$ for "occasions," always with the understanding that the $$ is a gift, not her salary. What is everyone going to do when the exchange rate goes back to 9 or 10? We are in Mexico and the currency should be that of this country - I have never lived in a foreign country where the prime currency was USD and not the currency of the country.
  14. No one is upping the pay for teachers or policemen or - ? etc because of the exchange rate. You upset the economy if you start overpaying because you are suddenly richer with US dollars.
  15. I've been here 15 years and I think Ron Magen is the best. All those mentioned are probably all good?
  16. Please, can you let me know who this doctor is. I need the surgery and I am seeing an ophthalmologist on the north side of the carretera.  I would like to know it's not him. Thank you, Seren

  17. I think it all balances out. I live in Mexico full time but own a house in Canada and pay a lot of income tax there. When I file my return, there is even a section that is telling me how much I owe for my contribution to the health care system. I don't use any of the benefits that you are talking about but I do get my Canada Pension, which is not a handout but a pension I paid into all my life. So, I am paying for people who are using the system, just as there might be people who are using the system and not paying. I feel lucky to be in this position at this time of my life. Canada has been good to me and no, I'm not "tired of paying for them".
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