Welcome to Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. My wife and I live in what is called "The Gringo Zone" because so many Americans, Canadians, and non-native Mexicans live here. I'm of Italian ancestry, hence the nickname "The Italian Gringo". Enjoy your visit here, and feel free to post what you will in a gentlemanly or lady-like manner. No obscenities or personal attacks, please.