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Old 11-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #10846
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I never get tired of looking at the magnificent exhibits of Mexican muralists in D.F. I believe the above Siquieros piece is in Bellas Artes along with scores of Rivera and Orozco. Definitely worth fighting a little traffic to see.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:03 PM   #10847
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This is unfortunate. Perhaps we're not trying hard enough? Poll result isn't really a surprise though...

Article: Poll: Most Americans View Mexico Negatively.

http://nationaljournal.com/nationals...ively-20121119

Then again, after the fantastic run MikeMike and I did today, the fewer people clogging the roads in motorhomes the better. Bikes always welcome.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #10848
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And for Trice, Siquieros was a contemporary of Rivera, who was married to Salma Hyek who was having an affair with Trotsky when Siquieros tried to assassinate Leon. The universe works in mysterious ways

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #10849
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Did you take this photo? Great pic on a number of levels.

Interesting rifles also.
http://guns.wikia.com/wiki/Mondrag%C3%B3n_rifle
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #10850
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Bimbo tried in 2009 during the 1st bankruptcy. Bimbo owns Entenmann's, Sara Lee, Orowheat and other us brands. I eat Bimbo Pan Integral everyday and will stuff my Thanksgiving turkey with Bimbo bread on Thursday. Bimbo is the worlds larges bakery company.
tis crazy how a company from the land of tortillas is the largest bakery in the world ie loafs of bread. with that we where able to find the purple colored Orowheat wheat bread loafs in Mexico which are made with honey and not high fructose corn syrup. besides some locally produced bread, this is THE only whole wheat bread you'll find in Mexico that does not use high fructose corn syrup.

for those who buy quality food in the US from the supermarket and then try and shop in Mexico you know I mean. in the US you'd have 2-3 quality (non HFC & non-gmo) choices at a regular supermarket and 10+ in a health food store...in Mexico you're lucky to get 1.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #10851
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This is unfortunate. Perhaps we're not trying hard enough? Poll result isn't really a surprise though...

Article: Poll: Most Americans View Mexico Negatively.

http://nationaljournal.com/nationals...ively-20121119

Then again, after the fantastic run MikeMike and I did today, the fewer people clogging the roads in motorhomes the better. Bikes always welcome.
not gonna make a lick of difference. keep it to yourself.

not surprising at all. i talk up my experience about mexico all the time and most look at my like i'm crazy to go there. the sad part is most in the US have shallow brains who watch Fox news and believe everything they are told.

at this point I tell my Mexico stories to people just to get a reaction as I don't give a damn what the TV say nor what others think. TV is for complete losers anyway, but these people don't know it. the Euros and Candadians get it and they are the ones you'll most meet in Mexico.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #10852
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thanks again Arte for starting this great thread!

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" (1) México is dearly loved by the regulars on this thread. It is a country of breathtaking beauty and friendly people who will enrich your life for having met them. There are, however, some bad hombres and mujeres in the mix and, obviously, only you can decide whether a trip into Mexico is right for you.
(2) Basic advice? Avoid riding at night and don't wander around in places your mom would not want you to be in, especially at night. Be respectful; don’t be a douche with an attitude. Watch out for loose livestock and topes.
(3) Although there is much to gain from going through the entire thread you may want to consider posting your question at the tail end to get up-to-date perspectives from the regulars here.
(4) Many of the regulars on this thread live in Mexico, have lived in Mexico or have crisscrossed Mexico from one end to the other and the thread also serves as a chat room of sorts while waiting for customers to drop by with questions. If you find this annoying, kindly go elsewhere. There are scads of sources on the web to find information on the Mexico “situation”.
(5) All are warmly welcomed to influence the direction of the thread so constructive comments and suggestions are appreciated. However, if you come here to complain or just kick dust in people’s face, kindly go elsewhere; not every thread on ADV will please everyone so go find one that pleases you.
(6) For best results, view this thread as you would a small town newspaper; some good stuff, some filler, some gossip, some trivia with a pretty darn good “ask the experts” column. There are semi-regular columns on motorcycles, Mexico roads & traffic norms, border crossing procedures, cigars, bbq, beer, and the appreciation of beauty, both natural and surgically enhanced.

Bienvenido! "

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In occasion of our almost 200 yrs Mexican independency anniversary; The tourism is being supported more than ever (promotion and security), and no one likes to mess with tourists, we all know they are huge money source to ramp up the poor economy situation.

check some of Tamaulipas sites on this promotinal video, which is just at 3 to 4 hours from the TX border.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJvMJ...eature=related

you can check my last trip to see more pictures of the Zacaton area shown on the video.

Now, you wanna some Mexico's unsafe places? well go outside at 2 am, walk by the "tolerance" areas and you might be at first row seat of non safe events.

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #10853
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Healthful Food

Eakins,
Sounds like a good argument for buy fresh, buy local. I guess in a place where a lot of people just want something to eat there are not a lot of questions about pesticides or genetic modification. During the winter we do get a fair amount of "organic" produce from Mexico... one wonders how carefully that is all monitored.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #10854
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I lifted this photo from John's latest post today in his ride report South America and back on a 250 Super Sherpa Minimalist Adventure.

This of course is the beautiful Mariposita aka Ester, of Palenque.

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #10855
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eakins, you are dead on. I had 2 guys set to ride Baja on one of our tours. He called me to cancel and basically said his wife's best friend's sister-in-law's hairdresser's niece was robbed while in Mexico so his wife didn't want him to go. I asked him who he thought had better info on the situation in Mexico, me as a full time resident or this person who nay or may not exist. He mumbled something and said he had to cancel. I may have embellished the hairdresser's niece part but not by much.

put this little piece together to work through my frustrations

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6882843/afraid
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:53 PM   #10856
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And for Trice, Siquieros was a contemporary of Rivera, who was married to Salma Hyek who was having an affair with Trotsky when Siquieros tried to assassinate Leon. The universe works in mysterious ways

That guy on the right, in the photo with Salma, you sure that's Siquieros?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:55 PM   #10857
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Trice, he looks like a Stalinist to me but I can't be sure.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #10858
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #10859
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Stalinist? What kind of painter is that?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #10860
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I kid you not, I know that monkey and I know where its defiled corpse is residing.
All will be revealed this week, you'll never guess!
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