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Old 12-16-2012, 03:13 PM   #11581
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DC, many of the tolls have the moto prices now being displayed. If a moto price was displayed it likely was the correct price. There is no rhyme nor reason as to how a toll is set for a road. Look at the car price that is posted and you will likely pay half of that. If in doubt, check the car price, it will be clearly posted.

There is still one toll in Veracruz that is not charging half price and have done so for the past 3 weeks. I am going to have my local federal government rep look into this as I have kept my receipts.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #11582
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I am going to have my local federal government rep look into this as I have kept my receipts.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #11583
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You missed the fun in the sierra, yesterday.

It was the "Revenge of the ADV Statue" incident. Details and video might follow. If you are lucky and I am not.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #11584
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Lost in Tampico

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Tampico is ok, it has a unique norteno and Veracruz type vibe to it. Since it sits right on the state line, you could consider it extreme north Veracruz. What it does is position you perfectly for either deeper into Mexico or up to the US border. Prices are not insane like in Veracruz.
Have you thought about Tuxpan? Tuxpan is going to be getting busier with the direct highway connect to Mexico City and the port expansion. Tuxpan is a few hours south, more laid back, and sets you up nice for travel within Mexico and still easy to do the border. If I had to choose between Tuxpan and Tampico, I would opt for Tuxpan and since you are comfortable in Mexico you might enjoy it, summers are going to put you on the Veracruz weight loss plan with the temps and humidity! ha,ha!
You can live well and you'll enjoy Tampico if you are set on Tampico as a destination. No worries.
Usually I can find my way about pretty well, unless in Tampico.
I had the job of driving an eye doctor from Aquismon to Tampico so he could catch a flight home. Three of the eye team nurses (women) wanted to tag along for a little shopping. I got lost, long story short, wound up in the red light district. (no snickering). As the church van cruised by some prostitutes we thought we heard one say..."well, there goes the neighborhood"....
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #11585
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Key West? Isn't that the t- shirt shop at the end of that really straight road?

Daytona has more curves than some counties in Florida.
Actually, even though the wife loves Mexico too. She is shying away from a ride down there. She would like to go beach crawling from Mexico Beach, FL to Key West and maybe back up the eastern seaboard. I myself, am anxious to ride in MX or further anytime after the first of the year...
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #11586
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Cuotas

Cuotas between Nuevo Casas Grandes and Chihuahua were all half the posted auto/moto price. I was worried about getting through Chihuahua easily. It was very easy. Coming in from the North you just follow the signs for Mexico and stay on the Ruta Paysano... it takes you on the outskirts of town down the east side towards the airport. It was quite well marked with not much traffic. It was Sunday so I can't speak to the weekday situation.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #11587
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Usually I can find my way about pretty well, unless in Tampico.
I had the job of driving an eye doctor from Aquismon to Tampico so he could catch a flight home. Three of the eye team nurses (women) wanted to tag along for a little shopping. I got lost, long story short, wound up in the red light district. (no snickering). As the church van cruised by some prostitutes we thought we heard one say..."well, there goes the neighborhood"....
I thought Tampico was confusing too. I was looking for my hotel there and couldn't find it. Actually I was standing right in front of it, but the sign was on the side.'I asked a taxi driver if he knew where it was and he said he didn't even though he was parked right next to it. It didn't help that I was hot and tired . I then walked into the hotel I was in front of and ...what do you know... its the one I'm looking for. Boy, I felt stupid.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #11588
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #11589
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #11590
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Usually I can find my way about pretty well, unless in Tampico.
I had the job of driving an eye doctor from Aquismon to Tampico so he could catch a flight home. Three of the eye team nurses (women) wanted to tag along for a little shopping. I got lost, long story short, wound up in the red light district. (no snickering). As the church van cruised by some prostitutes we thought we heard one say..."well, there goes the neighborhood"....
I understand.

Sometimes, when I'm real tired or distracted, I find myself turning into my own driveway but don't remember the drive there.



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Old 12-17-2012, 05:31 AM   #11591
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This seems to be one of those "only in Mexico" things... A guy in a clown suit offering commentary on the Connecticut school shootings...

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:41 AM   #11592
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That is Brozo, one of the most respected Mexican journalists who has a morning program and specializes in anti- corruption exposes. Massive set of cojones, makes the peckerwoods on MSNBC or CNN look like amateurs.
He sometimes appears on journalist roundtable programs dressed normally. He is a genius, as opposed to the USA where the guy in the clownsuit runs the country. LOL!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #11593
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Brozo el payaso tenebroso....wait until you see his assistant LA RIATA
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 AM   #11594
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Beats the hell out of self important, narcissistic, leg tingling egomaniacs.
For that you have to watch Lopez Doriega.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 AM   #11595
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That is Brozo, one of the most respected Mexican journalists who has a morning program and specializes in anti- corruption exposes. Massive set of cojones, makes the peckerwoods on MSNBC or CNN look like amateurs.
He sometimes appears on journalist roundtable programs dressed normally. He is a genius, as opposed to the USA where the guy in the clownsuit runs the country. LOL!

That would be funny if it was not so sad! What do you call a gringo wetback in Mexico?
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