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  1. 1 hour ago, Elizaveta said:

    Hello Lake Chapala community! I am coming to Lake Chapala from Dallas, TX for one month in May/June (I will know the exact dates later) and looking for a small apartment/studio/casita for one person (myself) in Ajijic, west Ajijic, San Juan Cosala or San Antonio. Being close to hot springs in San Juan Cosala is a plus. It needs to be on a QUIET street yet very close to buses and taxis (important, since I can't walk distances). I need to have a full kitchen. Would prefer a bright airy place with an outdoor space, a balcony and/or nice view. Budget 6000 pesos.
    I am a responsible, quiet person, don't smoke, don't party, coming to explore the area, visit hot springs, and for medical travel.
    Thank you. Elizaveta

    I am going to suggest that you need to budget at least double that, probably more.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Xena said:

    Is it possible that the person really likes the colors and combination, that it makes her happy and has nothing to do with thinking this is how Mexicans paint their kitchens? 

    I'm sure it does make her happy,or she would not have painted it like that; but, I do think many from NOB think that is what a "real" Mexican Kitchen looks like. As Tiny says, you can find this type of décor in restaurants and also a few hotels and B&B in Mexican Tourist areas, both in Mexico and NOB. Anyone ever been to a Rosa's Café NOB? If so, how many restaurants in Mexico have you seen that look like that? Rarely, verdad? As I said before, I really like it, but must keep the lady happy, right? :D


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  3. 21 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Before and after: 





    I really like this kitchen, BUT, my wife , a Mexican Citizen, says she does not like the colors. When asked her what was wrong with the colors, she replied that in all her 53 years of living in Mexico and visiting family and friends in various cities and pueblos, both rich and poor, she has never see anything like that. She has seen something similar in houses of extranjeros here and thinks these people must think that this type of decoration is what is typically found in Mexican houses. She says that could not be farther from the truth. Just goes to show what we don't know about Mexico, but think we do. 

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  4. To me, the easiest way around any problem is to show a US passport(or Canadian) upon entry to the US, and if you have a Mexican plated car, then you need a Mexican driver's license. That DL shows you are a resident and living in Mexico, not currently living in the US. Everyone is happy. When you show a US driver's license, that shows that you are currently living in the US( because it is current and your address has to be correct), and therein lies the problem with the Mexican plated car. When you are not in your car NOB, you can use your other DL for ID, etc. Seems simple to me. Do what you like.

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  5. 59 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

    Hud please qoute your source for not being able to drive foreign plated vehicle in USA.  

    Importing it is very different than using it for vacation. 

    If I show a US driver's license, in the US, I am not on vacation from Mexico. Your US driver's license has your current address (and MUST be corrected within 2 weeks of a move). Think about that. If you are living in another country, then that address is where you live and your US address is incorrect, so your DL is invalid, no?

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  6. A few years ago, we drove my wife's Mexican plated car into Texas. They asked at the Laredo crossing whose car it was and I said it was hers. They asked where we lived (Texas) and said that a Green Card holder could not legally have a Mexican plated car in the US. I said that we were going to get my car from the repair shop in Mexico and would be bringing it back in 4 months. They let us pass.

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