Fire TV Stick & Kodi – The Best Media in Mexico

As a long-time movie fan (my brother is movie producer/director/writer Kim Jorgensen), I have been searching for the perfect media mix at Lake Chapala. I can now confidently say that I’ve found it. Cancel your Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts ($100 USD per year), and turn in your cable and satellite equipment. All you need… Keep Reading


New 4th Edition Not Just for Newcomers

The fourth edition of the newcomer bible Moving to Mexico’s Lake Chapala has just been published. Contrary to popular belief, the book is also very useful for long-time residents as a reference. For instance, it contains: a local emergency phone number list directions about how to phone from anywhere to anywhere using either cell or… Keep Reading


Phone Extortion Spikes at Lake Chapala

At least a dozen incidents of phone scamming of foreigners have been reported in the last month in the area. And it’s a man who speaks perfect English. He’ll pretend to know you, either directly (“I’m your neighbor, Michael, remember?”), or indirectly (a relative of your spouse, or a friend). There’s always a hard-luck story… Keep Reading


Lakeside Mail and Shipping Services Compared

For people who like receiving printed magazines and newspapers from north of the border, or who receive other mail regularly, using a mail service is a great idea. The primary reason is to receive it faster. A letter sent from north of the border to a residence here without going through a private mail service… Keep Reading


“Everyone United for Chapala” Program Kicks Off at City Hall

On Friday, September 1st, the day commemorating the 47th anniversary of the establishment of Chapala as a city, Mayor Javier Degollado launched a new social program called “Todos Unitos por Chapala,” and the foreign community can participate. The program committee, which includes Expat Liaison Gloria Perales, has visited many homes in recent weeks in the… Keep Reading

Interesting Finds

Savor the Past at Chapala’s Historical Archives

As both Chapala and Ajijic evolve as vibrant tourist towns, the past holds a special place in the hearts of those who are natives here and those who have lived here a long time. The Chapala Historical Archives, located next to Bancomer Bank near the major Chapala intersection of Madero and Hidalgo, offers nostalgia, perspective,… Keep Reading


Renderings of Ajijic’s Image Upgrades Now Available

The upgrades to Ajijic’s urban image and infrastructure include the continuation of the bicycle path, new lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks, and repair of sewer lines. See previous article here for a more detailed list. Gloria Perales, Chapala Municipal’s expat liaison has now released the artist renderings of the results.     Keep Reading

Medical Evacuation Services Compared

If you’re a senior expat from the US or Canada, a medical evacuation plan could be your catastrophic health plan. And it costs less than a typical Mexican private health plan’s deductible. Although many Guadalajara medical facilities and staff are world-class, and the cost of health care is much lower than it is north of… Keep Reading

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