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Old 09-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #10407
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A few notes for anyone coming through Veracruz in the next month or so.

Dengue fever is really on the rise in the coastal areas, not so bad in the mountains, but here on the coast it is bad.
Both versions, the classic and the hemmorageic, are around so be careful camping and especially at dawn and dusk.
If you are camping, get some really good bug repellant stateside before coming through. Get the best you can, something like Cutters.

We've had a lot of rain lately (we got 6 inches in 12 hours the other day) so the potholes are just getting bigger and bigger. The coast highway #180 is a minefield with these, so heads up.

The nortes (north wind storms) have started early this year and are bringing more rain than is usually associated with one of these storms. However, if it is dry and the winds are gusting, watch for sand patches on the highways along the coast.

Other than that, things are pretty quiet, though Xalapa remains problematic for secruity stops and these are now happening more and more in the Cordoba/Orizaba corridor.

Looking forward to meeting up with Los Nortenos Arte and Andres. Hopefully, Donny and I can further explore the concept of "fast" Harleys over a drink. LOL!
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