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A Common Sense Approach to Your New Life in Chapala, Mexico

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Bus travel in Mexico Traveling by bus is one of the most efficient and economical ways to see Mexico. Different World has provided links to the major operators in Mexico with a list of their destinations and savvy comments. Worth a look if you want to travel in this fine country! Lakeside real estate information.

Computer repair - BENNO - Carretera Oriente #24 (half block west from OXXO) Ajijic,, (376) 766. 5933. Open Monday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Ask for Miguel Espinosa.

Costaline is a Mexican bus line that features bus routes on the Pacific coast of Mexico. First class and plus services, purchase tickets ahead, Tele: 01. 800. 003. 7635.

El Colibri - a closet-of-a-store in Ajijic with hand embroidered blouses, note cards, napkins, etc. Ask for Mercedes. M-Fri 11-2pm, 4-6pm Saturdays 11-2pm. 16 de Septiembre #10A, Ajijic, MX

El Mercado, at the Plaza in Chapala, has several good shops for meats, chicken, eggs, cheese, and fresh vegetables. Here are a few of them. Carniceria La Popular, sells cuts of meat, bacon slices to order. tele: 376. 765. 3287. Polleria Deli's - Delia is the owner, sells whole chickens, eggs, and various cooked foods. Polleria Conchita, sells whole chickens, eggs. Tele: 376. 765. 3791. Around the corner is a Cremaria, which sells cheeses, cream, butter, fresh bee pollen, honey, and miscellaneous items. Ana and Santiago are owners. Inside the Plaza Mercado is Kitty's Juice Bar where you can get fresh juices, green juice, fresh pastries. Also inside are various other vegetable stands, a mini restaurant, pastry places, meat shops a flower shop and more.

General Home Repair, Daniel Anguiano, Satelite Service, English spoken. Cel: 33. 1445. 0797.

Hotel Villa San Francisco is a brand new upscale hotel in Chapala. Transformed from a longtime private villa into ten music-themed suites. Excellent location. Email: Gardens, bar, breakfast included in the price.

Long term stays in Chapala - try Casa Dulce, Ninos Heroes #63, (tele: 376.765.7357) or The QQ, Quinta Quetzacoatl (tele: 52.376.765.3653). Both of these are very good if you are a single woman traveler.

Another long term stay location is the new Hotel el Pequeno, Zaragoza #313 Chapala Centro (across the street from Casa Dulce), Jalisco. phone 376 765 3159, or para sevicio en Espanol Cell: 331. 008. 0202.  Email: . Website:  Three mini suites and one overnight room. Kitchen access for long term guests. Over night rates, 3 night minimum, weekly year round is available and monthly. Pricing subject to change. Great location.

How to Dial Mexico  Ever wonder how to call your friends or family in Mexico? Here's the skinny for cell phones and land lines.

Lake Chapala Immigration Services FM3, FM2, FM Registration Renewals, work and marriage permits, Government health insurance Services  provided for retired military (hospital, meds, etc.) J. Encarnacion Rosas #29 C. Ajijic, Jalisco M-F 9-2:30 Telefono: 376-766-4856 Emergency: 01-333-808-5864

Lake Chapala Moving Service for local and national moves within Mexico. Will also move you in and out of The U.S.A. and Canada, door-to-door. Tele: 1. 866. 804. 1513. Also, do-it-yourself-moving - you pack, they drive, you unpack. Local Phone: 376. 766. 5008. International Phone: 011.52.376. 766.5008. Toll Free Phone USA and Canada:1.866.804.1513.





Lakeside Directory - find everything you need in the Lakeside area, 40 mile coverage. Businesses, restaurants, supplies and furniture for your home and more.

Living at Lake Chapala current events, information and perspective on Lakeside Living.

Looking for a worker in the Lakeside Area? Free database service in both Spanish and English, 1200 workers looking for both short and long term work.

Mail Boxes Etc. International Mailbox Services, USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL Estafeta, English spoken. M-F 9:00 - 18:00, Sat. 9:00 - 15:00 (tele: 766.0647) Carretera Chapala - Jocotepec #144, San Antonio

Mexonline If you are interested in visiting or living in Mexico, here's a site to get information. Start with the FAQ's

The Pacific Coast of Mexico is a collection of information on Mexico that relies heavily on travelers themselves. The information contained here presents the pros and cons of life in Mexico. Here's their index page.

Prescription drugs in Mexico - interactive site to search for your prescription drug in Mexico. Generics or brand name drugs.





Sewing and Design Workshop Need alterations done or have a dress made? Call Maru Real on Privado Francisco y Madero #134 (Chapala), (tele: 045.331.280.7079). Fifteen years of experience, 10am- 2pm, 4pm - 6pm.

Self-Storage rental spaces and mini-bodegas Store your belongings, motor home, car or boat. Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm Sats 10am -2pm Carretera Chapala-Ajijic #40 at the Plaza La Floresta (beside Wal*Mart), Tele: 376. 766. 0661 or 01. 800. 780. 7243 Email: Yearly rates, 24/7 guard.

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Strom-White Moving Services For the lowest Rates at Lakeside, use the oldest most experienced most recommended name in the area. Personally at the border for every crossing in regular moves. Low cost moves for those on a budget &shared loads available to further reduce costs. Door-to-door moves & suggested ways to save. Moving your belongings in or out of Mexico. Insurance packages, professional packing available, US & Canadian trailer lines. or check their website: Telefono/Fax: 766-4049

The Truth About Mexico News headlines about Mexico have you scared? Those actually living in Mexico see a massive disconnect between what is being reported in the news about Mexico, and what they see when they look out their windows. Features, Quick Takes, and reports by State.

Travel Agent - Viajes Ajijic, Mary Heredia speaks English. Hidalgo #217 Chapala, Jalisco, Tele: 01. 376. 765. 2906 and 765. 2645. email:  

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