Sep 26, 2005, 7:26 PM
Post #8 of 31
The terror in SMA and GuatCap almost makes one consider heavily the paradisical Ajijic. Some freinds of mine have recently cleared out of the GuatCap for Ajijic, and just love it over there. It was made just for USA retirees who need safety, beauty, confidence , freinds, reasonable prices, and low crime. My experience with SMA is that at any given time it is as good as its going to get. Don't expect it to get better. It's been on a downward spiral for 40 years but especially since 1990. Now the GuatCap is infected too, or perhaps it never was or will be suited for the vast vast majority of extranjeros. Then, there's the unpublicized kidnappings in the SMA and GuatCap areas. Even though these involved rich Mexicans, it can happen at any time to extranjeros flaunting their wealth in a povert stricken town in a 3rd world country. Allways remember to never let people know how much money you have, anywhere, but especially here. I certain set of individuals started inundating SMA in the 90's, throwing around money indiscrimately and driving prices up astronomically, not giving ahoot about anything or anybody but themselves, thus spoiling this paradise, sour. Homes that cost 54000 in 87 are now 1,540,000 in 2005, and don't tell me "this would have happened anyway". It happened because of the above mentioned "set" of individuals. And now they all wonder why there are ATM machine scams, kidnappings, and now terrorized violent robberies. Ajijic here I come!!