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Interview with Pancho: The Soul of Super Lake

I sat down with Pancho Montes at Mariscos Lety, the restaurant owned by his father, Manuel Montes, at Gonzáles Gallo #71 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. This was our fourth or fifth attempt at an interview. The previous appointments had been scrapped because of Pancho’s busy schedule at Super Lake. A glass of wine in his… 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


Seven Burglaries Solved Thanks to Expat Liaison

The combination of expanded duties of the Chapala Municipal Police to include criminal investigations plus the dedication of a new quick-acting liaison to the foreign community has already reaped rewards that could only have been dreamt of before the current Chapala administration took office on October 1, 2015. Having only served in her liaison position… Keep Reading


More Options for Online Shopping and Shipping in Mexico

Amazon has been promoting their AmazonGlobal program since the first of the year. Standard AmazonGlobal service provides $5 shipping and no duties for orders under $50 shipped to Mexico. The details are available in my previous article “New Option for Online Shipping to Mexico.” But here are some FREE shipping options. Keep Reading


The Lake Chapala Society Evolves with the Community

One of the challenges of any community organization is to evolve at the same pace the community does. Some would argue that the Lake Chapala Society has fallen a bit behind the times, and needs to refresh its offerings, as well as its public relations. One of those people is the president of the LCS,… Keep Reading

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