Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Kiko

    Kiko Long timer

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    The Policía Federal report that 85D between Monterrey and Laredo is now open both ways.
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  2. McFoil

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    Thanks. I'm crossing tomorrow and I haven't been able to find current conditions. All is good.
  3. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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    Any hotel recommendations in Nuevo Laredo? Nice to see a Nighthawk in Mexico. Taking mine to CDMX soon.
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  4. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    I can recommend that you avoid the Hotel Santa Maria on Av Reforma. In fact, I would not stay at any of the other, older hotels on that strip.
    Security reasons.
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  5. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    Should filter traffic better.
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  6. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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    :lol3 I am really fond of the CGL125 Tool. That'll do the job...
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  7. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    Any idea how long ago this was written? Not sure I would want to ride around with Caballeros Templarios on my jacket these days.
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  8. eakins

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    Can you create Google maps poi link to that swimming spot by chance?
  9. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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  11. McFoil

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    What is the fun route from Durango to Zacatecas?
  12. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    If you have a couple days you could take the Mezquital route south and then turn east at the road to Valparaiso (some dirt), otherwise the regular Mex 45 is a pretty nice ride. Saludos.
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  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Mex-O-Philes or Mex-O-Philes In The Making will love this video. Travel host Peter Greenburg has a series of these, in each case he goes on tour in a given country with that country's head of state.

    This one, Mexico: The Royal Tour, is pretty interesting. I particularly like the segment at the :44 minute mark or so (immediately following the whale segment), where Greenberg and the (then) President of Mexico rappel into the Sotano de las Golondrinas near Aquismón, San Luis Potosí.

    Most sites probably familiar to many, but the 'Royal Treatment' approach is novel and interesting.

    There are bound to be travel ideas for some.
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  14. SkizzMan

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    There are the natural pools and there is the river. People swim in the river only, from what I'm told.
    A hired guide might be the best move here.
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  15. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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    How was the road?
  16. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Poza Azul is one of the main pozas near the highway which are protected. I think it would be worth a trip down in th summer months just to go swimming in the beautiful clean river and perhaps stay in Parras...Quien sabe.
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  17. eakins

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    Thanks.

    When I asked OroDas for a poi location where to swim these days he pointed to that pool (which I thought was closed to swimming), so I'm confused.

    He mentioned a nice beach area where you can legally swim (on private land) and I'd like to know exactly where is that?

    That and are there cabins to rent on the river near my link I posted above. Might visit that area.
  18. OroDas

    OroDas Been here awhile

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    Never been there but now I want to go :)
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  19. eakins

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    That's what I was thinking.
    Got a friend who wants to visit Real in that trip too.
  20. eakins

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    So where did you swim???