The Careterra – Ajijic Mexico

September 23, 2009

A client a few weeks ago asked that I take photos of a home in West Ajijic and send them to her.

I decided to try out my new HD Flip Movie Camera and send her a video of the home.

Then, as an afterthought I filmed the roads between this house (which was just a few blocks from the Lake) to the main East West Road along the North Shore we refer to here locally as the “Careterra”.

So, if you’ve not been to our area before this will give you a peek along part of the North Shore road.

Here’s the route the film covers: A short drive from a home in a West Ajijic residential area to the Careterra (Main East West Highway that connects the towns along the North Shore of Lake Chapala) and proceeding East on the Careterra  passing through central Ajijic and La Floresta and turning North on the  Libraniento passing by the WalMart store and the still under construction shopping center.

Tell me what you’d like me to film for you. I want you to fall in love with our wonderful area.. or at least determine if it might be for you. So, leave me your comments below in the comments section.

Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Pat Walker

    I loved the video of the Careterra cerca de Ajijic, but I couldn’t hear your voice the musice was too loud. Can you diminish the music. It is a great video!!!!

    My Best!

  • Barry Moore

    I enjoy your videos and learning about the area. The music is nice but a little loud and it muffles some of the good information that you are giving. Keep up the videos I hope to visit next year.

  • Bill

    Sid I enjoyed seeing the video of the Careterra but I could not follow your comentary because the background music is too loud.

  • Jeff Vadheim

    Hi Sid, I love your Chapala Club, articles, and videos! I’ve been down three times and have a place already picked out for purchase with my realtor. The only problem I have with your videos is that the voice track is so low that I have to play it at 100 level on my computer to just be able to hear it. The big band music you recorded with this latest video comes through so loud and clear that it often totally drowns out your narrative! Maybe some nice Spanish guitar music or none at all? Your comments are the most important to hear! Thanks for all your wonderful postings and link suggestions.

  • Ginger Blymyer

    Thanks for the nice ride thru Ajijic. I lived there for fifteen months and left last February because my husband passed away. This ride brought some tears and some smiles to my eyes. He loved to drive around the back streets in his bright blue golf cart with his little doggie. Thanks

  • Joseph

    Hi Sid,

    Just tried to watch your little Careterra video. I usually love your videos. But this one was quite annoying as either you added music or had the radio on. Could not hear a word you were saying. Just thought you would like to know. keep up the great emails & videos. We are planning a second trip down sometime next spring.

    Later, JQ

    Joseph Q

  • Mary

    Hi Sid: Just travelled along the Carretara with you but unfortunately, couldn’t hear what you were saying due to the volume of the wonderful jazz…enjoyed the scenery anyways – thanks. Mary

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Mary, Yes, the future videos will have better sound. Glad you enjoyed the drive. Thanks for your comment. Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Joseph, Yes, I got a lot of folks telling me that. The future ones will be much better. It was the software. I had it on soft, but it was still too loud.

    At least I know a lot of folks watched the video. I appreciate the feedback friend. Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Ginger, I’ve lost a spouse too so I do understand your pain … and the smiles. Thanks for sharing. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Jeff, Thanks for your comments. Future videos wil have better sound. Hope your Realtor is a GOOD ONE. Get him/her to agree to only represent your best interests. He/she may get paid more if the listing you’re interested in is an “in house” one or if he/she is the listing agent it’s even more critical to be sure he/she has your best interests at heart. It’s hard to serve two masters.

    I’m a Buyer’s Only Realtor. I have ZERO Listings. I Only Represnt Buyers or potential Buyers

    Thanks for sharing, Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Bill. Yes, I’m going to do better. Thanks for your comment. Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Barry, I hope you call me and let me block out some time to show you the area in person (without the music) before you come down. It’s even prettier in person. Thanks for the comments. Sid

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Pat. Yes, future videos will have soft music or no music. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write. Sid

  • Joan Wright (in Canada)

    Loved the video but the music was too loud. Could you video around the streets in Ajijic and maybe San Antonio (not the main highway) – looking at the homes and walls etc. to get a feel for the neighbourhood.

  • melisa lua

    Please film any sites that you think would be good for 20 kids to live….outside space is important.

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