Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Well, the link Bill posted looks fabulous. Yes, please take your camera there, take some photos, and let us know if the place is as good in real life as it looks online. If you remember, tell the owner we're talking about the place here. Maybe he'll have a photo corner of ADV-ers passing through. That would be kinda fun, like Norton Rat's in Cusco, Peru. I was in there last summer and there were mementos from riders from all over. It was fun.
  2. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I am looking forward to checking the place out although I am not a big craft beer fan. I have always liked most Mexican beers anyway.
    I had considered riding one of the bikes, but since its winter I might have some issues crossing mountains and I'm just not into cold . Wife's gonna fly anyway.
  3. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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  4. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    I am meeting my daughter in Villahermosa on 12/15. I will be on the moto and she will be in a taxi. (Pillion seat is off and I have no gear for her and I don't want her hanging out with motorcyclists anyway :evil ). Anyone have any recommendations of places to stay and things to do around Villahermosa before we go over to Palenque on 12/19 for a few days. Maybe this is not the place to be asking this. Should I be on the trip planning thread? Thanks.
  5. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Just got this link from the round-the-world Tough Miles guys. It covers their Mainland Mexico trip a couple weeks ago. #16 (which you can access thru the link) covers Baja.

    I recommend folks who like such stuff read 1 thru 15 as well. Just the pics of the bridges in Siberia are worth the whole read.
  6. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Well, it ain't La Tetanic (google thst one gents) and it ain't in a Minatitlan, Veracruz love shack hot sheets motel, that's for sure.
    Can't remember the last time The Stones played Minatitlan. Maybe Bob Loblaw remembers? I've been on a two day Rioja binge to get the kinks out of my back. Maybe the Kinks played Minatitlan? Two days of Spanish red does wonders for one's constitution, I've visted my oval office a few times to contemplate amendments.
  7. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    The planet may be saved. There is a rumor going around that Grupo Bimbo of Monterrey is going to buy Twinkies.

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  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    When the U.S. financial empire collapses, you will find me in the mountains between Monterrey and Galeana with a truckload of those and another of Indio. Indio may go stale after awhile, but Twinkies will last 50 years.
  9. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Bimbo tried in 2009 during the 1st bankruptcy. Bimbo owns Entenmann's, Sara Lee, Orowheat and other us brands. I eat Bimbo Pan Integral everyday and will stuff my Thanksgiving turkey with Bimbo bread on Thursday. Bimbo is the worlds larges bakery company.
  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Didn't know that. God bless Entenmann's Crumb Cake :freaky

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    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Entenmann's was headquartered in my home town when I was a kid. A single huge bakery back then. Trips to the thrift store resulted in a huge haul of goodies. Now my favorite bakery is Ruth and Rudy's in San Carlos. Real Euro style breads and pastries. We received a care package last week, German rye bread, choco eclairs and cream puffs. If you are in San Carlos you need to stop in, get some coffee and some pastry.

    http://www.ruthandrudysbakery.com

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  12. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Rosa's Cantina in San Carlos is another great stop.

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  13. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Classic Mexican cantina.
  14. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    This morning, I was thinking maybe I was wrong about the Mexico is safe thing. These hombres marched by the hotel this morning. Menacing looking bunch. [​IMG]

    Oddly, they were followed by a marching bands and some floats. Overcoming my fear, I followed them to the plaza where I saw these

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    And then I heard music and saw this

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    A fun parade for Dia de Revolution and a great performance by our awarding winning local folk dance group. Tierra y Libertad. Viva Mexico.
  15. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Viva el motociclismo! Viva Mexico!
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    Habibi Rocks Banned

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  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    What is better than chicas con bandeleros?
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    operaflute Starving Artist

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    Chicas con motocicletas, por supuesto! :D

  19. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Si, cierto. Mi esposa es una chica con moto. Yo te gusta chicas con motos mas de chicas con bandeleros.
  20. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Did you take this photo? Great pic on a number of levels.

    Interesting rifles also.