Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. subcomm

    subcomm adrenaline junkie

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    Trice,
    Excellent and very accurate comments!
    I have been traveling to Mexico for over 25 years have a ton of memories, loads of friends in Mexico and the desire to return is often as I can...
  2. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Trice's excellent post has reminded me of my own process of arriving at the go/nogo decision to ride México and the role this thread and the RR's of several here played in that decision. Since that time over 2 years ago it's been my great privilege to travel with a number of different México riders of varying levels of experience and I have known no other travelers to posses a greater understanding of the issues involved in adventure travel.

    I will miss Chango's many positive and entertaining posts and hope that his permaban will encourage all to avoid going toxic on this most excellent thread.
  3. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Is it just me, or could this site really use a "like" button.

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  4. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Good post trespilotos.
  5. acejones

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    It just gets better !

    While returning home from our favorite Mexican restaurant tonight, my wife said to me; you've got to get moving and make our reservations for Mexico in January. To which I replied, "damn right".
    I'm glad someone,s thinking straight. :freaky
  6. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    Trice it is an honor for me to have you as a friend, you have been a real warrior in this thread lightening all those riders wanting to come to México by 1st time with your deep insight and well exposed risk management.

    When my local acquaintances find out that I ride often to different places in México, they have their eyes wide open and say: wow thats awesome! to know so many places of our country in a motorcylce, you are the men!...

    then I said: No, I'm not. I have friends from the States and Canada and other countries that knows way much more than me from my own country and they do promote it so fiercely, that instead makes me feel ashame of my short traveling around México compared to them, I feel Honored because I know them, I talk to them, and some of them have visited casa Arte, they (all you guys) are the men.

    arte
  7. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Well that was quite a dust up. :lol3
  8. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I look at "risk" in Mexico on two different levels, short term and long term. In the last five years I have spent more than five months touring Mexico, including over a month earlier this year. I will be leaving July for another four or five weeks there, plus I will be taking my cousin for his first trip to Mexico in November. :D And I will be passing through next January headed for Central America again. I guess that probably sums up my short term concern about "risk" in Mexico! :lol3 There are definitely things I do and don't do while there, but those things have been talked about many times here on this thread.

    My big concern is what I see coming in the long term. If something don't start changing down there quickly, it will become the place some make it out to be today. I don't really know what to do about it other than complain! But it does concern me tremendously, not because I am a Mexico "hater", but because I am a Mexico "lover"! The longer banditos seemly operate "above" the law, the more banditos there will be and the wider swath they will take. Just my opinion. :deal But in the mean time, I will continue to travel and enjoying Mexico! :D
  9. charliemike

    charliemike wannabe Adventurer

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    so I need some expert advice......which pemex in mexico would my risk of running into Salma Hayek by the highest?
  10. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    This should be posted in the "Only in Mexico Thread" :lol3

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47928445/ns/world_news-americas/
  11. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Do you live here? I doubt it. Because if you do live here you wouldn't be making statements like the above.
    Defending someone who gets their information from Borderland Beat is the wrong way to go.
  12. Kiko

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  13. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I'm pretty sure I can help you find her. :sweeti

    Click on the front door of this Pemex. :augie

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    Finding Salma is one of my superpowers :gdog

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  14. Pedro Navaja

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    Very funny Trice! :D
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    Its really amazing where she shows up in that photo.
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    PirateJohn Banned

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    "Ridiculous"

    Mark was more accurate than most want to believe. When I was in the Rio Grande Valley there was some discussion that one of the local places had their first drug related fatality of the year in February and I remembered thinking that the first drug related fatality of the year in Jacksonville, FL was probably no more than 10 minutes after Midnight.
  17. charliemike

    charliemike wannabe Adventurer

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    hehe nice....nothing like injecting some boo---I mean humour into a discussion...
  18. acejones

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    First one in New Orleans probably occured within two minutes of midnight.
  19. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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    This may explain several reasons why we like to go to Mexico.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XT46FV64dr8?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Except that I hate hard shell crunchy tacos.
  20. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Holy cow she reminds me of me! sept she's cuter and more hilarious....:lol3