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Jim Bowie

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  1. 1 hour ago, ibarra said:

    Foreign exchange fee is determined by your bank. 

    Exactly !

    There are three ways you could be hit with fees when using your debit card overseas. First, your bank could charge you a fee for using an out-of-network ATM — both at home and at ATMs abroad. Second, the bank that owns the ATM could tack on additional fees. Finally, you can be charged foreign transaction fees at the ATM, just as you can when making credit card purchases.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Floradude said:

    Jalisco Plans Driving Evaluation Requirement For Seniors Over 75

    Might I suggest they also evaluate the adherence to the driving laws here at Lakeside.  Motorcycles.   Red Lights. No Left Turns, etc.



    This is not the place to suggest that. No one here has any authority over that. 

  3. On 5/3/2023 at 3:04 PM, RickS said:

    I just don't know why it's important to make this kind of condescending remark when one questions or disagrees with an opinion made by another here.

    Yes, always been topes and traffic. What's new is that there is now double the topes and 4-5 times the traffic.




    One would think that those who live here understand about that traffic and the drive there. They are old enough to make their own decisions. Seems to me that trying to impose your standards on others is not cool.

  4. 6 minutes ago, luvsdawgs said:

    ieveI was not referring to a spot in a lot, but a curb on a street. These have to be applied for by the handicapped person, the neighbors are asked if OK. The space is then issued to that handicapped person. I believe it has a number and the sticker has the corresponding number. So the person and car is known to the neighbors. Apparently one of the neighbors is using the space and I am told the cops do not check. So my friend would like to report this and does not know how.

    Evidently it was not OK with one neighbor. 

  5. 5 hours ago, ibarra said:

    Sometimes you can't tell what actually is their health issue that causes them to park in those spots.  Example: you can't see if someone has heart issues . I am not saying that there isn't abuse, just that you can't always judge a book by its cover.  

    Easy enough to tell, if no hanging placard, not qualified to use the space. All with serious need will qualify.

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  6. 10 minutes ago, luvsdawgs said:

    A friend asked me how to report abuse of a handicap blue curb parking. I thought maybe Vialidad? Anyone know how to do this? 

     Such a common problem in all of Mexico. In over 20 years, I have never seen any enforcement to solve this problem. Once, I saw a cop shake his finger at a young woman that had parked in one. She just ignored him, and he did nothing. When it comes to parking in Mexico, it is dog eat dog.

  7. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    If the powers that be CARED, they would already have addressed the many issues plaguing that place.

    What issues? Only 1 person has mentioned a personal bad experience and several first hand positive experiences. No he said, she said crap here. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, Mostlylost said:

    You do not need the INIPAM card to receive the discount for your drivers license. Both my wife and I renewed and received the discount without the card. As to Chopo their prices for most services are far higher than many laboratories in the area as much as 50% more on blood work. So good you got a discount but you still paid more than most of us locals pay. Never have bought medicine at Walmart good they affered a discount. They are not listed on the INAPAM website. 

    Most of the INAPAM services such as legal advice, exercise programs, counseling etc aren't available lakeside. 


  9. On 11/30/2022 at 6:09 AM, Nancy P said:

    Greetings All,  

    My husband and I are relocating to the Chapala area 1st quarter 2023. We’re looking at rental availability now and it is scarce. Do things open up after winter say around April ? 

    We are looking for:

    12 mo rent

    Nice quite neighborhood away from traffic (we will have a car) 

    What area do you recommend ? 

    Thank you 

    Just wondering what areas you found on you previous visits Lakeside? If you plan to live here for 12 months, surely you have make at least 2-3 visits to check out the area. Once you settle in on a 12 month lease, you are "stuck", so do your "due diligence" beforehand, as this is not Kansas.

  10. 1 hour ago, Natasha said:

    My friend you missed the point competently. Those "questions" were meant for ANY area lakeside, and some/all apply depending on which you are considering. I'm NOT picking on your choice and I know it's perfect for you. I just know too many people who regret decisions made because wherever they opted, it turned out to be a mistake. Chill amiga 😍

    No one made you the "expert" here, why not let people make their own list, since your input was not asked for. The OP is intelligent, don't show her disrespect.

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  11. 16 hours ago, Natasha said:

    I know you do, my friend..... yet nobody could PAY me to live there! Made that decision in 1999 and have never known one reason to change... for US. That's why I still believe suggestions are good, but Apachewoman needs to make a  good list of likes/dislikes/wants/ can do without etc. and then start hoofing it around all areas.

    How often is garbage collected? How reliable is water service to the house? What about pressure from the street? How often are there CFE issues? What happens in heavy rains (flooding etc)? How stable is the ground underneath? Is there a salitre problem (like there used to be in Riberas)? How do people regard other people's pets? How's the noise level?  What's the neighbourhood like on the weekends /evenings / long weekends? How would traffic affect ME and my lifestyle? And on and on and on.... many things one doesn't think of in the beginning but can be deal deal-breakers for some after the fact.  (Cincy for one, 3 replies back)

    What a rude replay ! Why not "butt out" about where others live and only reply to facts about where you live.

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  12. 3 hours ago, dottiejane said:

    I bought my first bottle of amiodarone since arriving in mexico and was more than surprised that it cost 400 pesos for 20 tablets.  Granted I am not in Kansas anymore but this is a very inexpensive medicine in the states.  Does anyone else use this?   - For me it is for AFib which I must take daily along with Eloquist another very expensive drug which I bought at parmStore in Canada for far less than it is even sold here in Mexico.  


    I can't get Pharmstore to send meds  here and am reluctant to ask anyone to carry drugs across the border in their suitcases - Question is - since rumor has it that medicines are far less expensive in Mexico - is it also true that some are more expensive?  

    Yep ! Especially f you need the medicine for more than 10 days it can get Very expensive. 

  13. 1 hour ago, sm1mex said:

    TOB suggested American legion. I don’t pass by there to often but hopefully I can drop it off if someone will take it and know what to do with it. All flags should be respected and disposed of with respect. Mexican flag is my flag that  I honor and respect but it has seen it’s day flying in the sun. Time to buy a new one and a good time with Independence Day and flags everywhere. 
    Any other proper flag disposal protocol appreciated. 

    According to the Mexican Emblem, Flag and Hymn law, burning the flag is the correct way to dispose of a damaged or old flag but it should be done with respect. If it is not done respectfully or it's not a damaged flag, burning it will get you fined with the equivalent of 250 days of minimum wage (around $1,000 USD)and can get you 35 days of jail time. Suggest you let someone show you how to use "google", it really is VERY simple. I just "googled" this "how to dispose of an old Mexican flag" and guess what I found? :D

  14. 37 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

    Interesting names need to be spelled correctly to avoid ridicule.  Your constant daily attention gathering schemes are turning a lot of people against this forum.

    My guess is he can spell as well as many on this Forum, but he chose his own version just to rattle the chains of those hung up on spelling. Just another way to get some more Feed. YMMD

  15. I think there is another type besides the "Trolls". There are certain people who get as much pleasure as the "Trolls" by continuing to "feed the Trolls". No matter what you tell them, they just keep on every time a "Troll" posts. You can see who they are here, just as you can see the "trolls". These "Feeders" get too much pleasure to stop, just like the "Trolls". Both groups live for their opportunities here.

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