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Jim Bowie

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  1. Most, but not all. Obviously, you have not ventured into those blocks. I hope you don't.
  2. As someone who has lived many years in Chapala, there are a few blocks on some streets that you probably do not want to be on when darkness comes.
  3. There is quality education available here. Rarely since 1997 have I seen what I would call children of foreigners walking the streets at Lakeside. When I do, it is usually Holiday season and they are with what looks like grandpa and/or grandma. Of course, the quality education in these private schools is very expensive and that eliminates all but fairly wealthy families. I only know of 1 child that was Mexican/American that attended for 12 years locally in private schools and did well. However, testing to attend college at Texas A &: M University had to go to Blinn College (a Jr. College) first to take some English and Math classes before they would let her attend A & M.
  4. The Constancia has ALL the numbers you might ever need. Better than getting the RFC just by itself.
  5. People do not attack another person UNLESS his words have value. They just ignore him. Hummmmm !
  6. No reason for people to get their panties is a wad over these changes. They will all get done some day, or not. This is Mexico.
  7. If you reread this, I think you will find it is about travel, not about living in a certain place.
  8. Hey, if you got it, flaunt it. Why can't we live like NOB?
  9. We have had excellent luck with LG. A refri since 2007 and a washing machine in 2007. No problems. Stove is Arcos, 2008, no problem. Electric dryer is 1982 model Kenmore. Picked it up at garage sale in Texas for $45 in 2009. No problems.
  10. It definitely pays to "shop around", unless you have money to throw away, as some do.
  11. Don't forget: close, then closer, and finally closest !!! A ways to go by your admission.
  12. During April, May, and until the rainy season starts, the heat can be very oppressive here at Lakeside, BUT, my major complaint is the "extreme" UV rating, that indicates a person could burn in as little as 5 minutes from sun exposure. Best climate in the World? Certainly not during these months. Rest of the year, excellent weather.
  13. One problem is the import duty at entry.
  14. Give it a rest. This is the one about Mexico.
  15. Air pollution is a real problem in Mexico, causing about one in 17 (5.9%) of all deaths in the country. It is the eighth largest cause of death, after factors such as diet, overweight, high blood pressure, alcohol and drugs, smoking and lack of exercise. The most dangerous of the airborne particles are known as PM2.5 . Air quality in Mexico is among the worst in the world. According to the World Bank, air pollution kills nearly 33,000 Mexicans every year, mainly in towns and cities.
  16. Maybe we should start with the worse offenders, like China, Mexico, etc. THAT might make an impression.
  17. Certainly this Century, but not this Decade.
  18. And, others clean house for 480 pesos for 6 hours. Not near the physical labor, yet pays more. Maybe it is the "training" that makes the difference?
  19. Sister-in-law in California pays $21.50 an hour, so $12 an hour here seems about right, no?
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