Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. PirateJohn

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    I think you hit the nail on the head there. I was kidding those characters although when you realize that the Mexican gents were wearing suits and ties that someone was a bit out of place. Certainly at a seaside resort with gringos no one would care.

    I am on the verge of buying a utility kilt. That should be a hit.

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  2. Pedro Navaja

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    I see they have painted the church since my last visit. I like the new color combination better than the last one I saw.

    Here's the color scheme when I was there last. I think the white with beige trim shown above looks more traditional and more representative of Catholicism in New Spain. BTW, great angle on the shot. You can see I have that telephone pole in my shot, whereas you artfully avoided it. Well done.

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  3. SkizzMan

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    Thanks Mike!

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  4. MikeMike

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    Schizz, I recommend the following.

    Go here on Wednesday AM around 9:30 or so:

    http://app.cfe.gob.mx/Aplicaciones/QCFE/Meteorologico/WebForms/Bol_3dias.aspx

    If it is showing red or white on the precipitation map for the state of Veracruz, light up a puro and start checking off things to see in DF.
    You can scroll down the page and check the coming 3 days. It usually updates around 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The Mexican federal electrical commission use it to plan their work schedules.

    It's going to get real wet and windy. The track of the thing from here:

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl#contents

    is showing that Friday could be rather interesting here. I am going to buy a new mop and bucket at Costco, need anything? LOL!

    Regarding your photos on your apres dinner stroll, it reminds me of the scene in 6th Sense where the kid is talking..."I...see...shorts"!
    Got another view of the woman in the center of the last pick, the one in white? Just, uh, curious, you know...
  5. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    You sure take alot of pics of men in shorts! Is there something we should know....:lol3

    JK...
  6. SkizzMan

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    Thanks Mike.

    If our VER plans get rain-delayed I might just hang with the guys here and ride back with Trice. Funny how these trips evolve sometimes.

    It's all good! I'm on a motorcycle in México!!

    P.S.: woke up this morning remembering my first time on a motorcycle in México. It was 1981 and my ex and I were touring the Yucatan. Saw a place renting bikes and we ended up enjoying a great day trip. That was a few months before i got my MC endorsement. Don't think they'd rent to someone without an endorsement in today's México. Funny how the memory gets triggered.

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  7. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan aka SkiddMark ;^)

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    And you sure have a good eye for men's hairy legs. :lol3

    JK, just wanted to give some here a taste of everyday street life in México in addition to all the pix we post of ruins, mountain roads, etc.

    P.S.: I only concern myself with the sexual orientation of women. :wink:
  8. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I sure we would have both blended right in! :rofl
  9. dwj - Donnie

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    Looks like my trip will be substantially altered. I just found out that my 86 year old father was diagnosed with brain cancer! I am currently in south Mexico, about 2,200 miles from home. I will sit tight for a day or so, awaiting an estimate from Hospice as to how much time he may have left! :cry At 86 years old, we knew that his time was limited, but we did not expect it to be from brain cancer!
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    Sorry Donnie. It sucks. Be thinking about you and your dad.
  11. PirateJohn

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    Sorry to read about your father Donnie. Hang in there.


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  12. mark883

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  13. PirateJohn

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    Got a message through Facebook that an anchor is a common symbol for hope, peace, and prosperity.

    Now you know ...

    Thanks Amigo!
  14. MikeMike

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    Mark, I thought I was the only guy on here who bad read that HCB piece.
    You are obviously a man of fine taste and excellent breeding.:freaky
    :freakyTo your health!
  15. D K

    D K Been here awhile

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    FWIW, ive been in Mexico over a year now and nowhere, and I mean nowhere has it been a problem wearing shorts.

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  16. PirateJohn

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    Humorous essay on the subject of old gringos wearing shorts in Mexico. The author compares shorts to a codpiece and tights. -


    http://www.brassawe.com/2012/10/short-pants_23.html

    I assume this is the author, who lives in Mexico. SMA evidently.

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  17. mark883

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    Maybe I'm not from Texas, but is it acceptable to wear cowboy boots with shorts? Or is that crossing some sort of line like black dress socks w/ sandals and shorts? I kinda hate that sticky leathery feel on bare leg... I'm grateful that I can rely on ISM for fashion tips. The pissing match that seems to be floating beneath these tips only adds to the entertainment value.
  18. MikeMike

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    I can honestly say, with great pride, that I have run naked down a busy street in cowboy boots.
    I don't recommend it in Mexico, however. Toronto in the early '80s was a fun town. I cut a far more dashing figure 30 years ago.

    Ok, so if anyone is still reading LOL!
    Schizz, it is looking like your present side of el pais will be drier than here. If you feel the need to log long miles in winds and heavy rain, by all means come on over!
    It is going to start raining tonight supposedly and stop some time in November.
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  20. Pedro Navaja

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    This is why he travels with trice :D