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jebay
10/12/2020 12:16 EST

Never been to Ajijic before but hoping to work remotely from there for a month to find out. Two key questions:
1. What's the Internet speed there? Is it enough to do Zoom meetings with the US?
2. How do people deal with the water situation? Do I need to buy bottled water for cooking? How about washing vegetables?
Thanks!

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Franklin99
10/12/2020 13:20 EST

I believe Telmex has a monopoly on internet service in that area. One possible source of good news is that they are supposedly upgrading to more high speed capabilities.
I would not consider any place without reliable and fast internet, for older people it would be probably be fine.

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rediskee
10/12/2020 13:22 EST

The majority of people, including my MX friends use Microdyn to clean fruits in vegetables. The 6 months that I worked in GDL, the office kitchen was kept stocked in Microdyn and my co-workers septic wash the fruits and vegetables that were their lunches and snacks.

The level of arsenic and flouride makes the water usage to drink in most places. Reverse Osmosis is best and the water delivered in large garrafobs is typical from a reverse osmosis system. We had water delivered to our home and it was easy and cheap.

I suggest searching on Google's Groups.io for the local group. Check Facebook for groups also. They can advise on best water company's and best neighborhoods /intent.

Enjoy

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10/12/2020 13:26 EST

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Never been to Ajijic before but hoping to work remotely from there for a month to find out. Two key questions:
1. What's the Internet speed there? Is it enough to do Zoom meetings with the US?
2. How do people deal with the water situation? Do I need to buy bottled water for cooking? How about washing vegetables?
Thanks!
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I believe Telmex has a monopoly on internet service in that area. One possible source of good news is that they are supposedly upgrading to more high speed capabilities.
I would not consider any place without reliable and fast internet, for older people it would be probably be fine.
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The majority of people, including my MX friends use Microdyn, or something to clean fruits and vegetables. The 6 months that I worked in GDL, the office kitchen was kept stocked in Microdyn and my co-workers always washed the fruits and vegetables that were their lunches and snacks.

The level of arsenic and flouride makes the water unfit to drink in most places. Reverse Osmosis is best "treatment" and the water delivered in large garrafons is typical from a reverse osmosis system. We had water delivered to our home and it was easy and cheap.

I cooked and showered with tap water.

I suggest searching on Google's Groups.io for the local group. Check Facebook for groups also. They can advise on best water company's and best neighborhoods /intent.

Enjoy

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rmajijic
11/4/2020 09:21 EST

Hola
Internet varies considerably here. We have fiber optic from 2 companies and there is a third stringing more right now. If you rent or buy a place with fiber optic you can have speeds up to 80 GB. I've been in homes and speed tested 50 so I know it's possible. On the other hand if you don't have fiber optic you can see speeds up to 15 but it's also common in some areas to see only 2-5. So pick your property and location carefully. Also getting 2 providers is a good way never to be without internet if one fails.
As to washing vegetables, you can use the store bought chemicals or just vinegar which is cheaper. When you rent or buy you need to look carefully as to what is already installed. The best is to have a whole house water purification system with an additional RO filter under the sink.
Always drink the bottled or filtered water, at least for a while until your system gets used to the unfamiliar fauna. I found that it took me 3-4 years before I was finally free of any digestive upsets.
If you have more questions just let me know.

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