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Post by MouseDoc on Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:03 pm

The wife and I will be down for our first visit to Ajijic this winter.  As a newbie what would be one thing you wished you had brought down from NOB when you came to visit?  We should have all the normal stuff covered, but I was looking for advice on that one thing that would have made your first trip even better.

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Post by hogline on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:29 am

Bring a debit cart that has been used in the States and that you know works. Remind bank that you will be in Mexico. Good walking shoes as you will be walking on cobblestones, sunscreen and a hat, a sense of humor. mariachi

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:47 am

And your Garmin if you plan on renting a car and exploring beyond the lake.
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Post by zenwoodle on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:14 am

An open mind is a must. Beer Beer
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Post by sparks on Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:18 am

Some warm clothes ..... it can get real cold.  I bought my first and only heater when in Jocotepec
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Post by BMW on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:38 pm

First thing I would suggest, is stopping calling your wife "the wife". LOL.
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Post by Flamingo on Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Good walking shoes, clothing layers because it can get chilly, and room in your suitcase for the stuff you'll want to bring back.
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Post by juanrey on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:21 pm

Your camera so you can have something to remember the beauty you will see on your visit.

And a hat
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Post by borderreiver on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:31 pm

Copy that "BMW". Bill Shatner he's not.
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Post by slainte39 on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:34 pm

BMW wrote:First thing I would suggest, is stopping calling your wife "the wife".  LOL.


Would have been much more interesting if he had said "a wife".

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Post by borderreiver on Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:08 am

I trust that the lovely woman is the love of his life. He's lucky.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:13 am

Tell "The Wife" to bring a pair of Keen's sandals or like such.  Time for comfy shoes that work on the cobblestones which are actually rocks in the street with dirt or sometimes concrete around the rocks.  Guys should wear sensible shoes also.  Mens hiking sandals work well. Something flexible but tough. Sneakers will work also but hiking sandals work better. This is an instance in life where sensible makes much more sense than good looks. People can fall at first here don't add bad shoes to your problem of walking on the cobbles. We see it all the time.

Welcome when you get here.

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Post by gringal on Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:02 am

Zedinmexico wrote:Tell "The Wife" to bring a pair of Keen's sandals or like such.  Time for comfy shoes that work on the cobblestones which are actually rocks in the street with dirt or sometimes concrete around the rocks.  Guys should wear sensible shoes also.  Mens hiking sandals work well. Something flexible but tough.  Sneakers will work also but hiking sandals work better. This is an instance in life where sensible makes much more sense than good looks. People can fall at first here don't add bad shoes to your problem of walking on the cobbles. We see it all the time.

Welcome when you get here.

Amen to that. Both "the husband" and I have had some very bad falls during our 11 years on the Mexican cobblestones. I miss wearing "cute shoes", but I don't miss the pain. Good sneakers work, but I agree with Zed that hiking sandals work even better.
Bring folding hats, and be sure to wear them. The altitude makes the sun burn you more quickly.
For "the wife": bring the kind of purse that you hang on your body and can hug to it in crowds. There are pick pockets.
Ideally, for both of you, have a money belt for your valuables like your passport and such.

Mainly, have a great time! Very Happy

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Post by gvprod on Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:25 pm

I will have a brand new one bedroom house that is 3 blocks from the plaza available by that date....
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Post by Rubia on Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:10 pm

We wished for our binoculars and I wished I'd brought a reusable shopping bag out of my home stash.

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Post by Guiness on Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:00 pm

Earplugs..................you'll thank me when the fiestas are going on! Also, if you have a little room in your suitcase and any clothes that no longer fit, throw them in., they will not go to waste.
Hope you enjoy your visit,

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Post by MouseDoc on Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:29 pm

borderreiver wrote:I trust that the lovely woman is the love of his life. He's lucky.

She is at that!!!! lol!
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Post by MouseDoc on Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:31 pm

Thank you everyone for the replies, there were some things we had not thought of in the responses. "THE WIFE" says thanks as well. Very Happy
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