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Old 08-30-2012, 09:52 AM   #9646
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #9647
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I think its time for a nice long ride.
I'm leaving from Guatemala City for Dallas in the next few weeks if you would like to meet up somewhere. Taking my time through Mexico to make sure that all of the establishments are serving their fair quotas of tequila.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #9648
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I'm leaving from Guatemala City for Dallas in the next few weeks if you would like to meet up somewhere. Taking my time through Mexico to make sure that all of the establishments are serving their fair quotas of tequila.
You got it; would love to meet up somewhere in old Mexico.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #9649
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #9650
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Met Berek from California on an F650GS getting it ready to ride to Brazil with his friend Eric. Couple of young flatbellies taking off for the adventure of a lifetime. Hopefully they'll find their way here and post up.

These guys would like to meet up with you in Veracruz, MikeMike.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:35 AM   #9651
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Anyone notice that this thread is now on page 666?

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Old 08-31-2012, 07:28 AM   #9652
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I'm flying in to Mexico City next week for an oil trade show and staying at a nice hotel... Everyone at work and all my friends act very nervous and all have words of warning.

Is it about like any other big city. Avoid the rough looking areas, stay in the tourist areas and don't dress flashy?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:00 AM   #9653
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Is it about like any other big city. Avoid the rough looking areas, stay in the tourist areas and don't dress flashy?
Figure that if you add alcohol and late-at-night into the equation your risk management factors double or triple.

There are first hand reports of "nice guys" going "clubbing" into the wee hours who have been taken for a ride - literally - all over the world. It happened to a local here when he was in Istanbul on one of Skip's Motodiscovery tours.

Another former regular in this thread was in the Zona Rosa in Mexico city - also late at night and also with alcohol involved - when he and his partner got rolled in a seemingly otherwise nice joint.

If you stick to the daytime or early evening, aren't acting like a moron, not flashing cash from your ATM withdrawl, and not getting so crocked even a girl scout could knock you down and take your wallet, you'll be fine.

You're better off with a taxi arranged by your hotel than flagging one down off the street.

Use basic smarts and you'll have a blast.

And these tips aren't specifically for Mexico City. Its for travel all over the world.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #9654
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Luis Pablo del Campo did an outstanding job with that production.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:18 AM   #9655
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We're going to talk about this ride when you're here in a couple of weeks.

No way I can view that and not be jealous.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #9656
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Anyone notice that this thread is now on page 666?

Aguas!
Funny that you should say that. It must sort differently with different systems, because on my iPad it's an even 500 pages.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #9657
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Avoid the rough looking areas, stay in the tourist areas and don't dress flashy?
When you are a tourist what looks rough to you may not be rough to a local. Many Mexican cities, for instance, don't have the street lights in quantity that US cities do.

My quick and dirty rules of thumb are that if you see police on foot patrol, or if you see families, then it's probably a pretty safe place.

I might add that I have had total strangers give me good advice on where to walk and once or twice where not to walk.

Also, without being too paranoid about it, have your hotel and perhaps restaurants and bars call for your cab. Mexico City did have an outbreak of muggings by cabbies but that was years ago.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #9658
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Funny that you should say that. It must sort differently with different systems, because on my iPad it's an even 500 pages.
You're missing 166 pages due to a massive hangover
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:56 AM   #9659
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:25 PM   #9660
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I'm flying in to Mexico City next week for an oil trade show and staying at a nice hotel... Everyone at work and all my friends act very nervous and all have words of warning.

Is it about like any other big city. Avoid the rough looking areas, stay in the tourist areas and don't dress flashy?
Done the oil field gigs down there a zillion times. Out of all the oilfield towns I must say I like Villahermosa the best. Lots of fun things to do there during downtime.

For D.F. there are lots of fine places that aren't in "touristy" areas. Just ask your Mexican counterparts at the convention, and hang with them. However, don't let them talk you into visiting any of the puteros
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