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  1. El Toro,  May I suggest that there are several Spanish language schools in Morelia, Michoacan,  known for immersion language learning with optional private accommodation. The best one appears to be:  http://www.baden-powell.com/home;  but also high on the list:  http://spanishabroad.com/morelia-spanish-school/

    Morelia is a lovely Colonial town in the state of Michoacan, a.k.a., the heart and soul of Mexico.  With an emphasis on government sponsored cultural events  is indicative of the general level of education.

    The information provided in the latter also notes similar affiliated schools in Guadalajara (if he wanted to be located closer to you) as well as numerous other cities and towns. Personally, I would find Guadalajara too overwhelming whereas Morelia is more intimate, walkable and easier to discover.

    From those two options your friend could have a look at both websites to get an idea of style and course content.

    Of course there are plenty other options he could research simply by Googling  "Spanish Schools in Mexico"  to have a broader scope.

    I trust this may be helpful.

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  2. Hi. I love natural stone floors and have experience in laying stone floors in shower/bath. All you need is a good albañil (stone mason). I really like the rustic look and feel on the feet. On account of a recent leak in the area outside of stone, resulted in a sizeable hole the area of vanity and claw tub was natural barro tile. Instead of trying to match the type of tile, I plan on tearing up the tilework and laying the entire bathroom with natural stone, as you describe. This is not conventional but a preference. as it is easy to care for, and the fact that natural barro does not like humidity and does take some maintenance. If you meant the pebble type, I can send you photos.

  3. 6 hours ago, Grateful! said:

    Hi, great to connect with you all, and see such a vibrant community in a convenient location! I hope someone can clarify for me if you can obtain a new (first time) Mexican car license in Chapala. I have seen conflicting comments that you can and cannot, I understand you could a few years ago but it seems you cannot now, is that right? I have a Temporal and CURP number. If Chapala is not available, it seems Guadalajara is the place particularly if you only speak English (my Spanish is very minúsculo).  I hear it can be very busy at the Mobility secretary in Guadalajara, so any tips on what day and time to go would be very helpful, and any other tips. Thank you. 

    Dear Grateful, You are in luck. It happens now and then that a service comes into CHAPALA - but we never know when! Pity I am missing this rare opportunity as I had renewed mine in Tlaquepaque two weeks ago - and paid a facilitator.  I assume you have the list of docs and photocopies required. You can do this yourself. Seniors have priority in the queue -- just establish that as you arrive.  Presidencia Antigua is the ochre colour historical building on the corner at the main traffic lights as you enter Chapala.

    Atención 26a0.png1f697.png🚗1f698.png🚘
    Licencias de conducir 23 de julio Chapala presidencia antigua 
    llevar documentos antes de la fecha escrita gracias!

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    Driving licences 23 July chapala old presidency
    Proof of Dom
    Payment in authorities
    Take documents before the written date thank you!
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  4. Once was enough. If the chef is from Rome, one would expect a master at pasta and sauces. Wife is Mexican from Guadalajara. The kid was an annoyance rudely asking, "do you know what you want?" before I've  had a chance to read the menu. Chile sauce on an Italian table??  Furthermore, a glass of Pinot Grigio at a whopping 80 mxp. whilst it is 60 mxp. at most establishments that carry that particular mark. That is an enormous mark-up.

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  5. You don't have to go to Guadalajara. There are plenty of shops in Chapala that specialize in those dresses. On Degollado, just off Fr. Madero you'll see plenty of confections gracing the street... and there are more like it. Also, Terry's Tianguis consignment shop on Hidalgo coming into Chapala, left hand side, has a huge selection of fancy confections as well. Only worn once - a very good buy!

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