Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. SR

    SR Long timer

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    This looks fun!
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Another nice find! Nice! Nice! Nice! :clap :clap :clap
  3. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Amazing to see the horses in the streets and the masted commercial ships. Ah ... those were the days! :clap
  4. MikeMike

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    PJ, ahhhh yessss, we've still got the horses in the streets. The "fierro viejo, viejo fierro" guy passes at least once a day, same for the "pollo" guy, but the fruit and vegetable guy pushes his cart, guess he likes the exercise.

    As for the masted commercial ships, well, from time to time you can still spot them off the coast. In fact, here's a pic from a couple blocks away from my house. Days like that, you park and take a look out at the horizon, and you see exactly the same sight as more than a century before.

    That's what I like about Mexico, every day you can find the "way back machine" and dial in whatever century you want!

    Ahoy! These ARE the good old days!

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  5. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    at what location is the original photo taken and at what location did I take the photo of the photo.


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  6. SR

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    Are those ships actually working sailing freight ships or is that the Sunset Booze Cruize Armada?
  7. acejones

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    This picture is the plaza principal in the old part of the city.
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :rofl
  9. MikeMike

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    Bob, looks like the southeast corner of the zocalo.
    Where the vocho is parked is one part of the downtown Sanborn's outdoor
    terrace, the front of that building has been modified.
    But is the photo skewed because it is a photo of a photo?
    Remind me to tell you the story about that hotel it was taken from.

    SR, those are the real deal, tall ships that are training vessels from various countries.
    The Chautemoc was out there.
  10. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    QUOTE Tricepilot
    Going to tie Sjoerd up and make him stay at the "new" Emporio, just to torture him
    ________________QUOTE

    :eek1:lol3
    Not so fast . I still owe MikeMike one for coffee.
    :D
  11. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    We're going to torture you first by making you stay in one of the most unique hotels in Mexico: the Quinta Real in Zacatecas :lol3
  12. acejones

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    Actually one of the most unique hotels in the world.
  13. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    tripadvisor.ca $124 CDN right now:deal Only 10x Sjoerd's usual expenditure:lol3
  14. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I seriously thought this was written in Spanish until I got to the bit at the bottom :rofl
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Thanks for the tip! It's now on "Sjoerd's List"!
  16. MikeMike

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    Ha! Good one! I did that 21 years ago today, what a coincidence! Upper level international departures in the old main terminal. Put my wallet and passport inside my shirt.

    SR, here is some geology porn.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYfuI2uZLmg

    BBC part 1 of 3 part series
  17. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    :brow

    However, more likely with the Spanish language Hustler magazine
  18. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Nah, no "pup tent", I wasn't camping.:evil
  19. pilot815

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    I always enjoyed eating there. Very nice place. I stayed a night at the Quinta Real in Aguascalientes. Probably one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in.
  20. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Not to worry ,SR , I only list hotels which I have personally slept in or visited and inspected and asked prices of. Out of curiosity I have walked into of lots of hotels that I knew were going to be very pricy,yes even ones that had $700 - that is US dollars!- and higher as their starting points. And I walked out with a big smile , laughing as soon as I got out the door.
    I don't need to list them, the millionaires automatically will gravitate to those so they can boast and show off their buying power. They still close their eyes when they sleep and see this






    :lol3