Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. eakins

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    Yep great place to live. I'd put it above Zacatecas but it's close. Having La Gruta hot springs close by seals the deal for me.
    Tons of great dirt roads to explore close by.
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  2. Blind Warrior

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    Gracias senor eakins. Gerardo was one of the realtors I used to look at rentals. He is a fine gentleman and all of the things you said.
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  3. Kiko

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    No, 57D comes around the East side of SLP and down to the South periferico 80D where the Catepillar, GM, and other auto plants are located. I just looked at Google Earth and it is marked as 49D on Google Earth. You engage 49D off of 57 on the far north side of SLP. About half way down, you will find an intersection with 49 to Zacatecas. Very fast and smooth road with a Pemex and Oxxo along the way. Plus the state police have not found this road yet. One nice mini canyon to ride through, but most of the road is straight and fast.

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  4. Animo

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    No doubt. Guanajuato has been one of my favorite Cities in Mexico for a very long time. Last March I visited Zacatecas. Now I don't know which one to choose over the other. They are equally amazing, vibrant, beautiful Cities.
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  5. Kiko

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    50km race in sandals. Never underestimate a Rarámuri.

    “She carried no special accessories,” said race organizer Orlando Jiménez. “She didn’t bring any gel, nor energy sweets, walking stick, glasses or those very expensive running shoes that everyone wears to run in the mountains. Just a bottle of water, her hat and a kerchief.”

    The resilience of the Mexican people never ceases to amaze me.
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  6. J.Luis Vázquez

    J.Luis Vázquez Been here awhile

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    Kiko, You know Rarámuri means Light Feet of course, they used to run for days.


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  7. Turkeycreek

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    Four of us are heading to Creel and Batopilas next weekend. In my previous visits I have felt both great joy and extreme sadness over the state of the Rarámuri. Joy in their amazing and beautiful craft work. And sadness at the poverty and the bigotry against them by some of the people I met in Creel. I'm bringing extra bags to bring back more of their work. It will be hot.
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  8. eakins

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    Awesome. I'd recommend his place to anyone spending a week at a time or more in GTO.
    Was Imogene around too?
  9. eakins

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    The crazy thing I've described GTO over and over to friends these past 4 years; it's Colonial Europe right in our backyard...and yet no one has ever visited.

    Oh well the goods are ours to enjoy, keep the gringo crowds aways.
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  10. eakins

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    ...One of the best experiences staying at Gerardo's...meeting Juan who owns the store on the right walking 1/2 down Temescuitate to town...Juan is one of those special characters you only meet in Mexico :-)...ask him about his Guanajuato tequila stash.
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  11. J.Luis Vázquez

    J.Luis Vázquez Been here awhile

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    I totally agree with you TurkeyCreek, it is sad noticing how the bad influence of our culture and civilization made these proud people turn into drunks, and often humiliated by us foreigners in their ancient land, but they are hard workers on their handicrafts. My wife and me use to do the same as you, got as much craft work from them as we could carry on the bike, she specially like the very tiny wooden dolls, seems as everybody likes them when she gave away to friends.
    On another subject, the Chihuahua cheese is superb!




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    I met both Juan and his wife, but only briefly and we did not interact a whole lot. Next time I'll ask him about the tequila. Did you walk back up Temescuitate?
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    Juan sure is a character. That was our local walk to store or we drove out to the Mega at the tunnel for larger purchases.

    Sometimes we walked back up, sometimes we took a cab for $3. GTO fares are zoned so it was always the same. We also found several alternative walking ways up and down from the Panaramico to centro.

    GTO always had events going on. Much More so than Zac as GTO is a solid University City. My wife volunteered at the University teaching English and thus got a ID card which gave us tons of price breaks in town. We were there June- Oct. There was a huge carnival up on the bufa up to the cave. Another huge parade happen thru the downtown. Of course we were there for Cervantino. I rode my DR almost every day up in the mtns. Most every night we walked downtown. Saw many performances at Teatro and other venues. Didn't find events like that in Zac.
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  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Getting hot in the desert.
    I much prefer the Chihuahua cheese to the local cheese here in Sonora. I asked a Rarámuri woman how she colored the straw for her baskets. I expected she used some special desert plants her mother and grandmother used before her. She told me they use crepe paper and soak the straw and the paper in water to get the color. Maybe she does use secret plants and was pulling my leg.
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    Can't say anything about the Sonora Cheese, but as for meat, both States, Chihuahua and Sonora argue they have the best in the Country; as for the method to color the baskets, I thinks she told you true, it is way easy and cheap the crepe paper than pick something in the desert or mountains.


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    just FYI, RIP Nicky Hayden. The former World MotoGP champion and current factory Honda World Superbike racer, died today of injuries suffered when hit by a car while bicycling in Italy last week. Very sad and a huge loss to motorcycling. See
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    for details.