Thread: Is Mexico Safe?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #10857
Sjoerd Bakker
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What IS the big deal about getting crap over the internet? All the messing around
with couriers is just needless complexity , a false sense of importance and
no real time saver since you are taking days to accomplish
something which can be done in minutes in person when at the border.
What if the courier service messes up and you have to delay ?
If you are going to La Paz you can do all this stuff at the ferry terminal
either a day before you sail when relaxing or on actual day of departure of
your ferry , which might make you feel rushed .
A note about getting your tourist card. . DO NOT VOLUNTEER NEEDLESS INFORMATION.
If you happen to be on a long trip which does eventually include a visit to
Central America do NOT reveal that to Mexican Migracion.
You are going to visit Mexico! Give them ANY Mexican destination.
If you blab that you are going to Central America chances are that they
will class you as TRANSITO and give you a 30 day Trasit Permit
The normal Tourist Card costs the same but is valid for 180 days which gives
you more room to roam or use for several visits from the USA
If you were planning on a month and more of Mexican wandering before
CA you shot yourself in the foot,so to speak .
. The same applies when entering Mexico from the south-- hush up ! They do not
need to know every detail of your plans .

Sjoerd Bakker screwed with this post 10-29-2012 at 12:08 PM
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