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chartea replied to the thread Making New Friends in San Miguel de Allende, MX on the Mexico forum on January 21, 2015:
chartea initially posted:
Now that I have decided to make this move from the States and settle in San Miguel de Allende, new fears are beginning to surface. What if I can't find friends and acquaintances once I get there? Just the thought of being alone in a new city gives me case to think. I have searched the web, asked questions on how to go about this and short of "go to the local bars and talk to people", I haven't had much luck. So, I can't even give an educated guess or advice on how to go about this or even if there are ways, I wouldn't know. If anyone has any ideas, I would sure appreciate it. I'd feel a lot better knowing I would arrive there with even a basic support system. First ex-pat experience gitters, I guess.
chartea replied on January 22, 2015 with:
Thank you for replying Vlynn. I too am a single woman. I am finding maybe it won't be as difficult as I thought. I have had great responses from very nice people. Nine years is a long time. I wish I would have decided nine years ago. My email is Keep in touch with me, I'd like to take you to lunch. I will be in SMA definitely in March. Thanks again for the valuable info!
Vlynn replied on January 22, 2015 with:
I live in San Miguel and making friends here is so easy... Many many expat groups, Go sit in the Library... take a Spanish class....just sit in the Jardin and people watch... next thing you know you will be having lunch with someone... You don't say if you are a man or a woman does not really matter .. but as a single woman this place is the best for finding friends... Don't worry about it... Really.. I have been here 9 years...
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dungeondevil replied to the thread Financial requirements for resident visa on the Mexico forum:
kentcoguy00 initially posted:
I was just looking over the Mexican Consulate's website and noticed this requirement : "Proof of stable employment via pay stubs from the preceding 6 months with minimum earnings in exceed of $2000 USD after tax deductions". Is that per month or over the 6 month period?
dungeondevil replied on January 21, 2015 with:
I think you totally missed Kitt's problem. These 'pencil pushers,' I'm using nice language, wanted investment statements based on monthly printouts. This is never available as they are issued quartly. These bureaucratic loosers don't understand banking and are misinterpeting the law. I was advise of this by my consulate, prior to gaining entry to Mexico and had All documentation stapped by the consulate. Knowing full well that their are always problems, I hired a lawyer who acted on my behalf. The best investment I could have ever made. On my last visit to pick up my Temporal, the woman at the front desk tried to make an issue about nothing. I quietly informed her that I'd have to ask my lawyer for my money. The document was handed to me immediately.
sparksmex replied on January 21, 2015 with:
Must have just changed after you got your in October. It did drop very recently $1500 now
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traillme posted Vehicle Transportation on the Mexico forum on January 21, 2015:
Hi, I am looking for recommendations on vehicle transport companies. I would like to ship a vehicle from Guadalajara to Tijuana in October 2015 and immediately ship a vehicle from Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua to Guadalajara. Thanks for your recommendation!
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cacurt posted Yucatan area Dentist on the Mexico forum on January 21, 2015:
Planning a holiday in the Yucatan Pen. area. I would like to (need to) have some dental work done during that time. Can anybody recommend a Dentist near Cancun or even over by Merida.
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CoffeeSnob replied to the thread Lye or Caustic Soda in Mexico on the Mexico forum on January 20, 2015:
CoffeeSnob initially posted:
Does anyone know if one needs a license to buy Lye in Mexico. Also, we are looking for a source to purchase from. Thanks
CoffeeSnob replied on January 26, 2015 with:
Understood. Thank you.
dungeondevil replied on January 25, 2015 with:
Na, coffee snob, I'd rather hassle people like you. Keeps the brain located in my lower extemity happy.;~))
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property in MexicoA beautiful 2300 sq.ft. beachfront two story home, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, oceanfront porch and a private rooftop sundeck. There is also a separate guest apartment, or servants quarters on the premises, (with a built in caretaker who will stay on), all situated on a 600 meter lot with lots of coconut palms.
dungeondevil replied to the thread BUYing a car in Mexico on the Mexico forum on January 19, 2015:
RubyCalle initially posted:
Any reccomendations for making a 'sound' purchase if you know little about cars? Is a dealship better or not necessarily? Is it acceptable to take used cars to other mechanics to 'check' or is that not done? Is it best if I car shop with a man at my side or shouldn't make any difference? I appreciate your feedback and suggestions for making the purchase successfully. Thanks
dungeondevil replied on January 19, 2015 with:
If you get a recmmendation from a person who is Mechanically inclined and "Car Knowledgeable," you could get lucky. But in any Turd world country you may pay a bit more at the dealer for better service but the satisfaction of the work done correctly can be very important. There are way to many electronic items on todays cars to trust a "Hammer & Chisel" back yard black smith. Now if you are driving a 74 VW, don't even consider my comments.
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jbbarker1947 replied to the thread Bringing a car into Mexico... on the Mexico forum:
Gears2014 initially posted:
I want to bring a car into Mexico temporarily, will customs oblige me to import it then if I enter on a permanent resident? It's not a big deal, just trying to figure out how to proceed.
jbbarker1947 replied on January 28, 2015 with:
Jim. Wrong subject for your question. Read all updates at: The rules are dynamic.
Jim123 replied on January 28, 2015 with:
What is needed to get permanent residence in Mexico?
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Marinel1310 replied to the thread Considering Chetumal on the Mexico forum:
jerryjan initially posted:
I am considering a holiday to Chetumal to see if I might want to live there - at least for a while. Is anyone on this forum currently living there? If so, I would really like to ask a few questions - one about receiving meds from the U.S. and Canada - NOT controlled substances. The other question is about expats living there - are there many? Can you meet people easily? Thanks so much!
Marinel1310 replied on January 17, 2015 with:
Hi, we live in Playa del Carmen. However, as published by local newspaper Novedades de Quintana Roo, Chetumal is the second most expensive city in Mexico, after Acapulco. So take this into consideration too. Good luck!
iguanalover replied on January 15, 2015 with:
Chetumal is in a quiet corner and it somewhat isolated. There are many expats in the area for fishing, diving and other ocean based activites. I strongly suggest that you visit and take a good look around. There are lots of places on the yucatan that have more expats and are very beautiful. Meds are generally cheaper in Mexico.
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RubyCalle replied to the thread Copper Canyon Trip on the Mexico forum on January 16, 2015:
barquentine initially posted:
I'm planning a trip to Copper Canyon and very interested to hear from people who have stayed in the area. Any facilities in Bahuichivo for instance for truck or quad-bike rental?
RubyCalle replied on January 25, 2015 with:
I am sorry ... I have never done the trip myself so can't help you much! There is good info out there so good luck.... sorry no one hear knows about it. .... gosh I can't get all my questions answered here either :)
barquentine replied on January 25, 2015 with:
Just as well I am capable of doing my own research... not a single reply! Well, I have the trip all planned.
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