VanFam

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  1. VanFam added a post in a topic Working Online From Sayulita   

    Glad it worked out for you. My last three-month stint working online from Sayulita was the same -- serviceable, sometimes spotty. I got into the habit of turning video on for the first few minutes of a Skype meeting (mostly so they could check out the palm trees in the yard : ) and then switched to voice only, with screen sharing as needed. Surprisingly few dropped calls when voice only (instead of video) and only the occassional lag in screen sharing. BTW, I used Truphone over my iPhone (WIFI) for dialled calls -- was super affordable with good quality connections as long as I didn't wander too far from the WIFI.
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  2. VanFam added a post in a topic Saxaphone   

    CarmL, private message me. I can show you a photo to confirm it's Rolando you're speaking of (I'm almost certain it is), and give you email contacts to track him down.
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  3. VanFam added a post in a topic Know Of Anyone Flying Westjet To Vancouver In July Or August?   

    That is awesome, Stormsam! Beautiful house, lucky people, lucky puppies.
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  4. VanFam added a topic in Sayulita Mexico Forum for General Information   

    Know Of Anyone Flying Westjet To Vancouver In July Or August?
    Do you know of anyone flying to Vancouver via WestJet in July or August? SayulitaAnimals has puppies needing escorts to their new "forever" homes.

    We have escorted ourselves before and it's so easy! As you leave Sayulita, a volunteer will meet you wherever it's convenient and provide everything you need: paperwork, a small kennel that fits under the seat ahead of you, a dish of food and water. In Vancouver, it took us under 5 minutes to have the paperwork stamped at customs, and we'll be there to greet you, even give you a lift to wherever you're headed.

    Westjet allows one puppy per passenger, and there are five puppies urgently needing homes. Please help us find five Vancouver-bound visitors and convince them they want to do this, they won't regret it! email sayulitanimals@hotmail.com or message me here.

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  5. VanFam added a post in a topic Saxaphone   

    That sounds like Rolando. He's awesome.
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  6. VanFam added a post in a topic Accomedations/weather   

    Morningstar, I stayed at Duende earlier this year. It's a great house, fantastic location, Joe and Carolyn are lovely, and the property management folks will take care of everything you need. Highly recommend it, and excited to return later this winter.

    The bus from PVR goes right into Sayulita, and from there it's about a 7-minute, easy walk past the town plaza to the casa. Have a great trip.
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  7. VanFam added a post in a topic Thank You Sayulita!   

    I am sad to hear this... We had many family and friends come down, many new to Mexico, and when they asked about health care worries, I always assured them Dr. Moy was right down the street, and took special care of everyone, no matter what the emergency or time of day. We'll miss you.

    Thank you for teaching me CPR, for the very first time -- I'd always been anxious, but you made it very welcoming, and I appreciate that.

    You have given so much and deserve good things in your future, so best wishes to you both, and I know people will be very lucky to have you, wherever you land.
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  8. VanFam added a topic in Sayulita Classified Ads   

    Double Wide Double Tall Air Mattress With Pump
    Double wide, double high air mattress plus foot pump. Purchased for $726 pesos for brief guest visit in December, yours for $500 peso (or best offer) donation to SayulitaAnimals. We're leaving tomorrow so hoping someone is interested today!
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  9. VanFam added a topic in Sayulita Classified Ads   

    Wanting To Rent Next December, January And February
    We've decided to increase our offer in hopes of finding a great house for next year -- $2,500 US/Cdn dollars per month for December, January and February. We're really hoping for south side/town/Gringo Hill rather than the far north end. Two bedrooms or more. Privacy, the ability to foster for SayulitaAnimals a huge bonus. Private message us with any possible leads -- we leave Thursday evening. Thanks!
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  10. VanFam added a post in a topic Wifi   

    I've heard it's pretty quick and painless at the office, and know of one house that waited only about a week for the installers to show up. Good luck.
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  11. VanFam added a post in a topic Sayulita Suburban Services   

    Got it! Will drop it off with Carmen tomorrow. Have a great trip.
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  12. VanFam added a post in a topic Amapas Taxi Service   

    Mystery solved -- I walked over to Jose Ramos' office and spoke with Carmen today. She's having seriously computer problems, has been for some time and seemed exasperated about when it would be fixed. Best to phone her. brntrout (or anyone else) if calling is an issue, feel free to send me your deets and I'll walk them over to her and send you back a confirmation (we leave March 1).
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  13. VanFam added a post in a topic Sayulita Suburban Services   

    Mystery solved -- I walked over to Jose Ramos' office and talked to Carmen today. She's having seriously computer problems, has been for some time and seemed exasperated about when it would be fixed. Best to phone her. brntrout (or anyone else) if calling is an issue, feel free to send me your deets and I'll walk them over to her and send you back a confirmation (we leave March 1).
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  14. VanFam added a topic in Sayulita Classified Ads   

    Two To Three Month Rental Next December/february
    Wrapping up our three months in Sayulita soon. Sadly, our amazing rental won't be available next year, so we're looking for two to three months, December to February-ish (flexible). Maximum $2,000/month. Prefer south side/town to far north end. Huge plus if we can foster for SayulitaAnimals (we pay a deposit and leave everything in good condition). Great local references. If anyone is even considering it, would love to check it out before we leave March 1. Private message me with any leads. Thanks!
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  15. VanFam added a post in a topic How's The Wine Selection At The Mega?   

    The selection is still pretty limited (and we're really not wine snobs). After trying the more expensive reds that we didn't know and finding them fairly mediocre, we've settled on Concha y Toro cabsav as our regular wine at home. At least it's cheap! 81 to 95 pesos depending on the tienda. Beyond that, you have to plan for it elsewhere, as noted above. Great news about Tropical House distributing, we'll come by...
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