Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Crap! Even I haven't seen any of those! Jealous!

    Must've been the suite with "Sheila the Masseuse"

    I think Sjoerd was in Vegas at the time :lol3
  2. SR

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    I watched the first episode last night, beautifully done. It looks like it was filmed in IMAX or some other larger format. Looking forward to episodes 2 and 3.

    I'd love to take James Hutton on a motorcycle ride from Laredo to Mazatlan, down to Oaxaca and back. He would be ecstatic!

    Props to Hutton for figuring out that the earth is old! 250 years later and some people still don't believe it!
  3. MikeMike

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    How many years is that in Sjoerd years????
  4. ElReyDelSofa

    ElReyDelSofa Desubicado

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    Hmmm, let me think about it... Yeah, that would be worth it.

    Martín
  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Cost is commensurate with the fact that Salma doesn't use her hands to give massages :rofl
  6. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    To me, worst thing about expensive hotels: The more expensive, the more likely they are to charge for Wi Fi. Wazzup wi'dat?

    Watching the geology porn now,,, thanks for the link.
  7. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    They do it because they can. High rollers are less likely to complain. Wi-Fi is free at Los Arcos
  8. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    And.....often those folks can expense the charges anyway. Before I retired I traveled a good bit on business and I never concerned myself about Wi-Fi charges or other charges.
  9. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    most any hotel will comp you on it if you ask.
    just talk to the manager and while others are not listening.

    no different then the 4 majic discount words that can be used almost everyone in the world
    "are there discounts today?"
    these words save face with the person if they cannot offer them "today"
  10. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    The likelihood that your key-card will fail is based on a complicated algorithm that factors in: How many bags you have, how far you are from reception, and just how badly you need to use the bathroom. :rofl
  11. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Just read a book written by a hotel veteran. Never forget that the front desk person can be tipped too. Then they will give you everything that's in their power to give.

    I have the book as an .epub Ebook if any one wants a copy. Great reading. (PM me with your email address)
  12. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Craneguy, send the book!
    I'll use it with my hotel students.:deal

    Check your Gmail, amongst those generous offers from the estates of dead Nigerians you've got a missive from yo.

    Good score on the Sidi boots! I had no idea Michael Phelps was an ADV rider and selling his footwear.

    Radio silence from the Mystery Rider, it likely means someone found his hiding spot and woke him up and put him to work.
  13. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    He was posting on FB a day or two ago. Got a big insurance settlement recently so he's probably "invested" it. If I were him I would be in a cantina somewhere for a few days. :lol3:deal:evil
  14. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    If we're talking about the same guy, this deserves further investigation!:eek1
  15. MikeMike

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    Only a field geologist wears clothing with that many pockets!
  16. SR

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    [​IMG]

    I got lots of pockets. I also cary a magnet and sometimes magnetite. Maybe that effects my hotel keys, but I suspect it is my Blacberry that kills the keys, that is why I put them in a few different pockets.

    BTW no matter how dull and worn out it may be, a rock hammer will never make as carry on past airport security.:lol3

    The quick route to Chinipas!
  17. MikeMike

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    I think Trice probably had a vest or two like that...and they let him fly planes!

    SR, is that some Brunton bling bling around your neck?
    I noticed the lack of orange flagging tape and spray can, guess you are the one in charge!
  18. PlznMySoul

    PlznMySoul Been here awhile

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    You guys are hilarious! I can only imagine being on a ride with this motely crew. I'm sure the real Adventure starts when the bikes stop rolling and the stories start building. GOOD STUFF.

    I travel pretty often for work in the US and these hotels charge for every single thing they can. Tax for this, that and the other. It only becomes an issue when I'm not on company time. As mentioned earlier, the majority traveler for the big chains are business people who expense it anyway. So they deal with it.

    A lot of travelers are using their cell phones as HOT SPOTS now also. Next time you're in a airport or Hotel that charges WiFi, take note to how many hotspots are running.
  19. MikeMike

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    SR, that lupa party trick of yours is a good one!:clap

    Yes, it was Timmins as a matter of fact, amongst a few other places (USA and northern Ontario). But the Timmins geologists were pretty good, you hardly noticed them, in and out and then we were back to earning the bonus check. Unless, of course, one of the senior ones decided to ask the shift boss to borrow me and sent me off to do sampling in some old stope with bats and bad air.

    Senior geologists are kind of like KLR or Gold Wing riders. They are masters of giving you "that look". Kind of like a stare that is a mix between an inquisition and an assessment.

    When I worked south of the Coeur d'Alene, I was fascinated by the rock burst monitoring they were doing. That was some serious applied geology at work. It was also the only time I saw a shift boss with chews behind his lips and in his cheek, a cigar in his hand, and he was drinking a large cup of black 2 day old coffee. Just like home! :clap:freaky
  20. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    He's smiling because he has a pistol :deal