Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    No, she was there.

    She said there was a crazed gringo running around naked in the rain, screaming "I am Trevor the Omniscient! The End of the World Is Here!"

    :freaky
  2. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Damn ADV'rs have spies everywhere... ok you got me - this is me (naked under the poncho).

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    Speaking of naked - what's wrong with kids these days? With all the cute hippy girls there, I was hoping for a Woodstock-esque strip off the gear and dance in the rain kind of scene. But noooooo, what a bunch of wimps this generation is eh??
  3. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Amen to THAT!
  4. SR

    SR Long timer

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    Yep, those taxis cost something like 90,000 pesos brand new? I suspect that one reason why they don't import them into the US is that they don't pass the DOTs front impact test.:rofl

    The safety lesson, if you are going to crash, crash into an Indian taxi not a Jeep. The taxi will take up some of the energy of the impact, the Jeep, not so much.
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  6. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Jeebus, you guys are a jabbering bunch. I stay away from the thread and It's already multiple pages further down. :lol3

    Re: below

    So now the TVIP and Tourist permit are aligned at 180 days? What was the limit on the tuourist permit before this?

    I'm a bit embarrassed that a bunch of pasty white white boys have traveled more and know more about the country of my birth than I do. :lol3

    Oh, and menudo is awesome (if you grew up with it, otherwise it's probably inedbible)

    :thumb

  7. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    The little Hyundai Atos is sold all over the world, including in the UK. They offer front air bags in some markets. If the damage did not affect the passenger compartment then all is good. I was once rear ended by a Geo Metro while driving a Subaru Outback. The Metro had similar damage to what is shown in the photos but no incursion into the driver's foot well. I had zero damage to my car. I think the reason thay have not brought the Atos to the US is they they don't want to steal sales from their more profitable small cars and because they would have to add a lot of US mandated stuff thus squeezing the profit margin. There are lots of them buzzing around in Hermosillo, a good city car. Not that great on the killer topes on the secondary roads so we don't see them here too often.

    On another note, since the Metro was built by Suzuki, I read today that Suzuki will no longer sell cars in the US after this year.
  8. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    We have a restaurant here in Pflugerville called El Rincon and they have menudo as good as any I've had in Mexico. Come on up for a bowl sometime.

    -PastyWhiteBoy
  9. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Weazy,

    You eat menudo on New year's day. That way nothing worse can happen to you all year.

    Re: TVIPs, They are co-terminus with the visa. If you get a 7 day visa, you can only get a 7 permisso.
  10. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    El Rincon has been entered into the travel computer but it's still calculating an appropriate date. :D

    I 'gotta agree with you SR, the smell is awful while it's cooking but the result is fantastic.

    Hey, TurkeyCreek, if you don't like menudo you will surely like Pozole. mmmm... all the goodness of menudo without the squishy stomach meat. :D

    :freaky
  11. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    As far as I'm concerned this subject is finished here. Thanks again.
  12. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    And it used to be that a 7 day TVIP was cheaper than a 180 day one, but now that is not the case. Again, what I was told by a Mexican border dude, is that now there is one price for TVIP's, I got a cheaper 7 day one myself a few years ago.
  13. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    I tell you, it's awful living a stone's throw form Mexico knowing that I can't just come and go as I please, if I could I'd be doing day trips all the time. This longer tourist permit thing sounds promising. Although I've got dual citizenship I've always been required to do tourist paperwork since I do not live in Mexico.
  14. mark883

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    Let us all know when your wifey makes that red mole again, we'll send out for Menudo, and you can eat all you want. Mas mole for the rest of us. Nom.
  15. McFoil

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    Any suggestions on Hotel/hostels in Torreon, MX? Has anybody stayed at Hotel Savoy?
  16. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    PastyWhiteBoy
    One of my favorite Foreigner tunes :freaky

    Hey, baby, if you're feelin' down
    I know what's good for you all day
    Are you worried what your friends see
    Will it ruin your reputation lovin' me

    'cause I'm a pasty white boy
    Yeah a pasty white boy
    A pasty white boy

    Don't drive no big black car
    Don't like no hollywood movie star
    You want me to be true to you
    You don't give a damn what I do to you

    I'm just a pasty white boy
    pasty white boy, pasty white boy
    pasty white boy, pasty white boy
    pasty white boy

    Well, I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, yeah, pasty white boy
    A pasty white boy

    I've been in trouble since I don't know when
    I'm in trouble now and I now somehow I'll find trouble again
    I'm a loner, but I'm never alone
    Every night I get one step closer to the danger zone

    'cause I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, yeah, pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy

    C'mon, c'mon boy
    Pasty white boy, white boy
    Pasty white boy, I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy

    Hey, I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, yeah, I'm a pasty white boy
    Pasty white boy, pasty white boy, yeah


    :rofl :freaky
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Weazy,

    I loves me some of that Pozole. It is the tripe. If it is not washed at least 50 times in Clorox, it doesn't work for me. :D My neighbor would bring me menudo every once and a while and I would accept it to be friendly and not eat it , I would send it home with the house keeper. She finally ratted me out and we had a good laugh.

    Welcome all to the first day of the new Mayan calendar.
  18. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    I wanted to be in Mexico when the world ended so went down on Thrusday, overate at several restaurantes, and the world didn't end on Friday. So overate some more. OK, so now back in AZ, on my way to TX and nothing unsafe has happened. I even brushed my teeth with tap water, and nothing happened. Kinda cold tho. Army checkpoints got a kick out of my end of the world reasoning.
  19. WilderRider

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    I liked the Hotel Jovel. It had decent parking and was easy to get in and out of with the bike. Only 250 pesos for a private room if you did not need cable.
  20. McFoil

    McFoil Filthy Pig

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    Thanks for the suggestion for hotel and restaurant. It will have to be Torreon. Parras is on my list, but the unrefined crew I run with will be looking for more trouble than is allowed there. More of a tequila crowd than vino. I'm about to form the same opinion in regards to Torreon's merits to the Nortean Traveler. This will be my 4 overnight in Torreon. Each year I ask the same question on ADV and yet not one inmate has answered more then you today. The Torreon Marriott has been suggested by a few, so I guess we will loosen up the wallets and pay. I think a doble runs about $100 US after taxes. We will be at the Roma in DRG on 1/5/13 and having delishous hotdogs across from the cathedral that eve. Not hard to find 6 dirty Okies in the plaza.