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  1. On 11/27/2022 at 1:43 PM, Mostlylost said:

    So it wasn't a checkpoint......., it was a patrol car stopping you for some reason. The Columbia crossing to the toll road is famous for shakedowns heading into Mexico. I have never used that route.

    Checkpoint or point where they check, no I was not pulled over this time by a patrol car, and since I learned to drive in Guadalajara in 1976 I've never been" shaken down" which I interpret as being asked for money for no infraction. I have no hesitation driving daytime with all my papers in order, but both my license and tarjeta de circulacion required replacement here in Jalisco so I was stuck having to face the consequences on the way home. Glad I could pay on the spot to continue rather than deal with tickets and or worse in Nuevo Laredo. No "talking" out of not having a driver's license or circulation card without some sort of payout. Shit happens and I lost my sacrificial wallet with them inside. 





  2. 4 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    Curious where this random checkpoint was.  I travel to the border 4-5 times a year driving both foreign plated and Mexican plated vehicles and have never been asked for an ID at a checkpoint on an autopista.

    After Columbia bridge you have to drive about 20 km before reaching the toll road. The check point was just before the toll roads. 3 National guard patrol cars were parked by the side of the road and I almost drove by when one of them flagged me over. Last year I was pulled over immediately after the immigration, but I had everything in order and wasn't guilty of any road infraction, so he let me go. They are always friendly at least

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  3. 9 hours ago, Nikalos Telsa said:

    Man drives from Canada to the Lorado Tx. crossing.

    Man is waived through for entry w/o any stopping at all.

    He arrives in Ajijic OK, but w/o and TIP for his car or tourist vise.He queries his daughter who is here from Canada, also a visitor. He wants to know what to do because someone told him he needed a TIP and tourist visa.

    Attorney here contacted and attorney said if he was stopped by a cop, he was buggered.  Car would be impounded as contraband. Attorney said he had a case like this before, and it took literally months to resolve it. No paying a fine on the spot.

    Anyone seen anything similar?


    oh, I bet a guardia national officer would have accepted a healthy "offering".

    I just returned from the US and was without any drivers license or tarjeta de circulacion ( both were lost on the way up ). I ended up paying 1200 to be on my way at a random check point. Got replacements for both when I returned lakeside. Mexico was playing in the world cup so hardly any wait at any of the local offices

    For those who say to never pay a "bribe", to each his own, I chose the easy way to continue and was in no way interested in the legal fines and ramifications in Nuevo Laredo.

    Luckily I didn't lose my permanente card !



  4. On 11/7/2022 at 11:29 AM, ibarra said:

    Thanks.  I can't find any reference to this change in any of the MX publications that I read.  Hopefully,  this is true.  However, without any type of testing,  we will probably see many older vehicles on the roads that shouldn't be.  

    Workers have to get around, as long as it runs, it will be on the roads. I wish I could have taken pictures of some of the jalopies I've seen over the years. In Mexico you as a driver have to be prepared for anything on the roads

  5. 31 minutes ago, SunFan said:

    From a very thoughtful poster on Facebook;

    IT'S OVER!

    I just came back from the church of Our Lady of El Pilar in Riberas and some very nice ladies explained everything to me.
    The feast day of Our Lady of El Pilar is October 12. The festivities start a few days before and end a few days after, depending on which day of the week the 12th falls on.
    Traditionally it is a "novenario", which means they last nine days, but the last three years there have been fewer days due to the pandemic.
    The cohetes usually start between 5 and 6 pm. Today they were earlier because it was the last day.
    Prior to the celebrations it is possible to ask for a schedule of activities so that we can prepare. I already wrote it down a few days before in my calendar for 2023 to remember to go and ask for that schedule and post it in the group. It would be good if other people would also write it down in case I forget.
    I would like to comment on something that I think is extremely important: The ladies I spoke with told me that these days they have been receiving complaints, rudeness and even serious threats. They had to call a patrol car, which was in front of the church during all the celebrations.
    Among the people who approached them in these ways were some Mexicans, but most of them were expats. I asked them to understand that even though expats are bothered by the cohetes, especially because of how their pets suffer, almost all of them are respectful of our culture, although, unfortunately, those who approach them give all expats a bad name.
    It is inevitable that we put up with this sort of thing in our country. We have to accept it and, if possible, prevent our pets from suffering so much.

    Thanks for this and to the facebook poster:

     I think the conclusion giving all expats a bad name is a little disrespectful to everyone. One or two bad apples doesn't sour the whole batch and the locals I'm sure aren't going to judge ALL expats especially as the facebook poster mentioned they were some Mexicans complaining as well. 

    btw , it wasn't me,but 9 days might have driven me over the edge. The cohetes seem to be increasing in size, volume and frequency every year. Too bad they don't require chips inside, they might not have any !

  6. 9 hours ago, thevalerieleigh said:

    Has anyone been to the dog park? If so, can you tell us what it costs and if it's somewhat shaded?

    Thanks in advance!

    Val :)

    Right now it is free, and yes there are lots trees for shade. The entrance is on the  left as you enter the park.

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