Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SkizzMan

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    In ZAC, if you're into museums, don't miss Museo Rafael Coronel in the central district.

    Best Mexican mask collection I've ever seen.
  2. RW66

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    Reyna de la Soledad is where I have stayed several times but I don’t think they have a place for 6 bikes. But I see bikes parked on the streets overnight in front of a lot of little hotels downtown.
    If you don’t like Reyna de la Solidad there are several little places on the main road downtown after you pass the cathedral and the hotel Emporio.


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    I’m getting my 08 detailed now in Aguascalientes then I need to sell it before December. We’ll see how it goes.


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  4. Pedro Navaja

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    I did make a friend there who is a local guide. Very nice lady. Showed me several places and also gave me recommendations for Parras and Zacatecas.

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  5. SkizzMan

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    Speaky the English??

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  6. Pedro Navaja

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    She speaks some English, but we spoke in Spanish so I was unable to gauge her fluency. She introduced me to some of the citizens in town as well. The Zerrweck brothers (ADVriders) in Monclova know her well, she was married to one of their friends and they all went to school together in Monclova. These families tend to know each other from Cuatrocienegas, Monlcova, Parras, Saltillo, and Zacatecas. Typical network of families in Latin America. Nice referral system for us travelers.
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  7. VTbeemer

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    Charlie

    I've stayed at Meson de la Merced twice now. About $37 per nite with breakfast located right in El Centro. Best part is the secure guarded underground parking with direct elevator access to the floor your room located.

    http://donmiguel.com.mx/mesondelamerced/index.html

    Take a look.

    Dan
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  8. McFoil

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    I second this suggestion. Not the most quaint hotel, but great location and parking.
  9. J.Luis Vázquez

    J.Luis Vázquez Been here awhile

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    Yes, Indeed, don't miss even if you are not into museums.
    Or the landscape from La Bufa, the teleferico is not working since some months due maintenance/ repair, but still worth the visit to the top.


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    J.Luis Vázquez Been here awhile

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    I just came from Sierra de Cardos, 15 miles from Jerez a magic town, this is a new part of Zacatecas to me: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  11. Vato Jinete

    Vato Jinete Feo del Norte

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    Hi All,

    Olekaw and myself are heading to Tierra del Fuego. We will be crossing into Mexico at McAllen this Tuesday.
    We are looking for suggestions/warnings crossing through Mexico. We would like to visit Veracruz and Oaxaca. There is a bit of a schedule, We meet the Stahlratte on November the 13th.

    Thanks,

    Vato
  12. RW66

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    You ask for suggestions/ warnings.
    If you speak good Spanish and are familiar with Mexico I would say you could take the coast down to Tampico and on down to Veracruz. If not I would say go to Monterrey and about half way to Saltillo turn south to Monclova then stay on that highway until you get almost to Mexico City and take the arco Norte to Puebla then take the highway to Veracruz or Oaxaca.
    This has been said a hundred time but not knowing your experience.....don’t travel at night don’t get involved with drugs, and don’t hangout in bars.
    Too bad you want to travel through this country so fast but I can understand everyone has their own agenda.
    I traveled all over Southern Mexico in a car in July and didn’t see or have any trouble.
    Enjoy your trip.


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    Roy, I think you meant Matehuala, not Monclova. But I agree with your routing; MEX57 is the
    best easy/fast/safe route through Central Mexico. That said, I still favor the old PanAmerican
    Hwy (MEX85) to get through the area. Everyone knows my opinion of MEX180 already.

    https://goo.gl/maps/qHA3cwiwr1U2
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    Indeed. And overwhelming amount of masks.

    Cool courtyards, status and open places too.
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    There was new paved road from Jerez to 44 & Valparaiso last summer. In Google, 358 looks like the paved road thru but in fact the pave ends in local dirt at a rancho way before hiway 44.

    You still take 358 but split left here -
    ZAC 358
    ZAC 358, Zacatecas, Mexico

    https://goo.gl/maps/H6ZJohkNC432

    and it's now all paved to Lobatos
    Dropped Pin
    near Lobatos, Zacatecas, Mexico

    https://goo.gl/maps/ZtkA2mpi11B2

    And a sweet twisty road.
    This is how you can connect Valparaiso, Jerez and the Zac in either direction or even how you connect Durango-Zac.
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    When in Valparaiso, Juan owns this place
    Pizzas Rancho Viejo .
    Zaragoza 124, Centro, 99258 Valparaíso, Zac., Mexico
    +52 457 936 0617

    https://goo.gl/maps/2x65DmG1mLF2

    And he's one cool dude. He's got a big cruiser Moto in his garage next door and an old black Camaro he's been restoring. There is an old Camaro club in town.

    He's way into rock & roll and blues music via YouTube and will fill your belly with a solid pizza.

    Juan rides his Moto down to the coast all the time. 6 hrs he says?
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    Were you more or less on this road?
    Dropped Pin
    near Unnamed Road, Zacatecas, Mexico

    https://goo.gl/maps/EgsPpSEPULS2
  18. RW66

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    You are correct JD. I must be having brain laps from not ridding much since the bad dismount. Thanks for the correction.


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    Yes it seems to be the zone, there are some cabins, and a canopy tour where the pavement ends. no cell phone signal so I was not able to keep the location on my phone.


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    You were spot on [​IMG]


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