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Post by Carry Bean on Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:02 am

Yeah, and we can get Blue Bell ice cream here! And Uber! And soon, high speed internet. We’re also lucky to have good medical specialists here from Guadalajara which is a blessing for real.

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Post by gringal on Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:42 pm

What's a life without Blue Bell, Uber and fast Internet??? Hardly worth living.
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:49 pm

The bottom line is this area is very desirable for people to vacation/live. If it wasn't then there wouldn't be anybody coming here nor any improvements in amenities, etc. For those wanting to move to a place where there are no tourists or expats or anyone wanting to visit, that is great, but probably not a place I would want to live.

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Post by gringal on Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:09 pm

CanuckBob wrote:The bottom line is this area is very desirable for people to vacation/live. If it wasn't then there wouldn't be anybody coming here nor any improvements in amenities, etc. For those wanting to move to a place where there are no tourists or expats or anyone wanting to visit, that is great, but probably not a place I would want to live.

Absolutely. But, for some people, the "grass is always greener somewhere else" applies. Personally, I know when I'm well off.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:31 pm

Yep, I know a few of those people too. I can see myself wanting a change in a few more years. Probably want to spend more time on the beach and back home with the kids. 3 months in Vancouver (June, July, August), 4 months in PV (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) and 5 months around here would be perfect.

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Post by gringal on Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:42 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Yep, I know a few of those people too. I can see myself wanting a change in a few more years. Probably want to spend more time on the beach and back home with the kids. 3 months in Vancouver (June, July, August), 4 months in PV (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) and 5 months around here would be perfect.

Sounds like a plan. You have the months right.  I'd be living at the coast year around if it weren't for the heat and humidity, but we usually head there in January for a bit.

I've tried to imagine going to live where there are no crowds, no traffic and no gringos....but can't. Rolling Eyes

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Post by ferret on Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:50 pm

No crowds and no traffic = no amenities... or a commute to get to them. Ask people in Yelapa how convenient it is to get groceries... or anything. Same with Chacala. Divine places to chill out but living there would not be at all convenient. It was inconvenient enough in San Pancho until the Mega went into Bucerias but it was still 3/4 hour drive to get there... and another 3/4 hour to get home. That was just for groceries... the same for a vet, the same for a Doctor's or Dentist's appointment, the same for car service etc. etc.
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Post by slainte39 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:29 pm

gringal wrote:What's a life without Blue Bell, Uber and fast Internet??? Hardly worth living.
lol!


That's why each generation tries and does, change things.
Only dinosaurs stood still for 100 million years, waiting for that comet. lol!

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Post by RickS on Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:56 am

slante39 said, "Learning to adapt and adjust to an evolving world is one of life's great pleasures and rewards."

Now my friends THAT is a monumental statement!  Wish I had thought of it first. Kudos to you slante.
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Post by Canada_Mike on Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:23 am

Ajijic is a microcosm of an international issue. Many beautiful and interesting places in the world, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Dubrovnik, and on and on are being swamped by tourists and visitors. There was a major piece in the NYT about this recently. Some places are beginning to put in restrictions regarding cruise ships landing and other means of limiting the itinerant population. We oldies (I bought in 1996) were here first, but all we can try and do is protect the historical nature and culture of Lakeside.

Remember too, that many, many "newbies" include tapatios and other Mexicans who are buying the large number of condos being built west of us.

Sadly, if you do leave to go someplace else nice but undiscovered, you've only to wait before the same issue arises once again. I still enjoy Ajijic, and just remember that the traffic, however bad it gets, is still much better than rush hour in Toronto.
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Post by slainte39 on Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:56 am

It's the Mexicans that will change this area, not the foreigners. In fact, it's the foreigners who will be changed and they won't even realize it, much like putting frogs in a pan of cold water over a stove burner on high heat.

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