Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. MC_Collector

    MC_Collector Riding Again!

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    I sent you a private email regarding dwj - Donnie

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  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Dusty, Thanks for the heads up, I spoke with Donnie, details are on the other thread.
  3. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Spanish immersion classes will be held here in Banamichi March 10 through 16. We are not running the class but our little hotel will be the HQ location.

    Check here
    for details. It is just 135 miles south of Bisbee, AZ. Transport from Bisbee/Naco is included in the pkg.

    Saludos
  4. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Turkey, good stuff that you are offering!
    Always remind the students that they are not just learning a language but they are learning a culture, as well.:clap
    Hope you get a full house for those classes.
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  6. tft

    tft Been here awhile

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    Can someone point me in the right direction for a beautiful safe route through Mexico? Maybe some must sees, perhaps a few rr''s? I was going to comb through all 800+ pages in this thread but thought asking may be more efficient. I'm just starting to do some research and planning for a trip to South America from the states.
  7. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    Depends on where you want to go in Mexico and what you think you want to see. It is a large, magnificent, diverse country, so one answer just wouldn't do it. You really ought to work your way through some of this thread and also look at the Ride Reports thread.
  8. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Thanks MikeMike. We are just the hosts for the class, not the sponsors. We did have some input into the no-class room stuff. There will be quite a few interactive class assignments involving the locals from going to the market to buy certain items, visiting the city hall and interacting with the local kids.
  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    And I thought they were BOTS...just kidding. It's good to put faces to the names. Are they listed in the order their shown? :eek1
  12. TRAVELGUY

    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    In Presidio tonight. Need Mexican insurance for crossing border tomorrow into Mexico. Can't find a vender on USA. Is there a insurance office close to the Mexican imigration offices?

    TravelGuy
  13. MikeMike

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    Depends where you are crossing into Mexico.
    If it is from Texas, give yourself a month.
    PM me if you want a general idea illustrated ride guide in PDF format to introduce you to my neck of the woods here (Central Veracruz and extreme eastern Puebla).
    Whatever you do, stay off the Mex #180 coast highway as much as you can. You don't need it and you'll have way more fun.
    Bring your camera, an appetite, and thirst.:deal
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    TRAVELGUY Old Traveler

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    Can't buy on line, no printer avaiable at this time. Prefer to buy in person anyway. Still need info.

    TravelGuy

  15. acejones

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    Presidio is not exactly a metropolis and there sure won't be much open on Sunday.
  16. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  18. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Hah! Bots... Yes, in order. Mig on left and Jim on right in first photo, and Schizz in second photo. It was great to hook up, and put 2 of those names to faces myself today. Looks like a great crew to go with on a ride around Mexico. :clap
  19. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    IThe whole country is beautiful, so depending on your interests, (archaeology, museums, scenery, nightlife, chicas, cerveza?), you can pick your own route. BTW, you can find scenery, cervezas, and chicas just about anywhere in the country. I personally like the roads with lots of curves on the maps. I prefer the interior and the west coast mostly for its more reliable weather. My fav towns are Zacatecas, Alamos, (Sonora), Morelia, San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Cristobal de las Casas, Puerto Escondido, Mulege, (BCS), Puerto Escondido, Tlacotalpan, Durango, and so many more. There are a couple of ride reports in my sig line you can check out for pics and info. I've never had any problem with safety, and Mexicans are generally very friendly and giving people. YMMV. Keep your wits about you as you should wherever you travel.
  20. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Someone has a printer, hotel/motel office, etc.