Dealing with the Policia

Discussion in 'Americas' started by BMW Kurt, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Being from NC I'd like to get my hands on some proper NC BBQ. :dg

    It's been many years since I ate at Wilber's in Goldsboro.
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  2. BMW Kurt

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    Damn! I cannot open my mouth without offending someone!!! :lol3

    Different strokes, etc. I just don't like the vinegar/mustard based BBQ.
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  3. SR

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    They should have given you a ticket for using trashy Mexican slang in SA!:rofl
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  4. bones_708

    bones_708 Been here awhile

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    I love Tx BBQ but all the different types have their place. I almost just consider them different types of food tho. Kind of like Italian spaghetti, Greek spaghetti, and Asian noodles.

    Now I going to get something to eat!
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  5. Misery Goat

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    I pretty much like all kinds of BBQ. :D
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  6. Misery Goat

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    Maybe that's why many of them ask me if I'm from MX. :lol3
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  7. eakins

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    just read about that. sounds like a cool thing to do when doing a big bend ride...quick boat over to mexico for a beer and authentic mexican meal. sounds like not much there now, but you can guarantee when it opens and mexicans know there is $ to be made services will open asap.
    since it's a border town, quick crosses are easy.

    http://www.chron.com/news/article/Famed-Big-Bend-border-crossing-reopening-next-year-1589522.php
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  8. BMW Kurt

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    Just checked out your miserygoat.com site. Nice work, dude! :clap
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  9. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    you can add ignorance as in not understanding how to deal with the situation. threads like this go a long way in helping provide proven techniques.

    Last March I was on my to Cuernavaca through the remote Parque Nacional Lagunas de Zempoala. There was a police checkstop. The guy working my lane waved me through. The guy working the opposite lane 50m up the road jumped into my lane and stopped me. He said something , I replied no habla espangnol. He pointed at my gas tank and continued talking. I had no idea what he was saying. He kept pointing at my gas tank. I thought he wanted my permits so I gave him my tourist card and my passport ( in hindsight a mistake that I would not repeat) He took my documents walked 5 mtres in the direction of his partner, turned around, came back, returned my papers and told me to leave.

    Some people might view this type of inconvenience so negatively as to never go back to Mexico or counsel others to stay away. It's just part of the adventure
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  10. Dan Diego

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    THAT has to be a sure sign of the apocolypse...
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  11. MikeMike

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    Why would any traveler keep small denomination US bills on them and offer those when you can keep small denomination peso bills of $20MN or $50MN?
    There have not been any 5 peso or 10 peso notes here for a very long time.
    So you mean $5 and $10 dollar notes.
    The moment you fish out a $5 dollar bill and offer it up, you think they are going to stop there?
    I doubt it.
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  12. Dan Diego

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    Yes, I absolutely meant US dollars. Bolivianos are just like monopoly money--they don't want them, either. Especially not in the casinos, where you can use US $$ to buy chips.

    And it's worked for me on at least 3 occasions.

    I've also succesfully offered alcohol (twice), a pair of binoculars, soda/beers/juice (often), a pair of handcuffs, and, once-- in a bad, bad situation-- my G Shock and my friend's fake Rolex (dire circumstances --it'll never happen to you). I offered all of my cold meds at a checkpont south of Ensenada once (those were staffed by soldiers, though, like some of the southern checkpoints).

    In my experience, the wallet is the first thing they go through. None of my good stuff is there.

    I carry small amounts of local currency and lots of US dollars. If you've been through Mexico, and CA/SA, you'll agree that anything can be bought with yankee dollars.

    Most cops are adept at finding your stash of cash, so I will offer up something immediately. I once was allowed to keep enough to buy gas, but everything else was taken. Again, you probably don't travel like I do, so this likely won't apply to you.

    I buy gas from front yards with US dollars all the time.

    I should reiterate that several times I've been allowed to go on my merry way without paying anything. Just acted civil and respectful and that was it.

    Oooh, did I get it bad at a double drug checkpoint in Veracruz, though. Ouch. Those guys do not mess around. Same with the checkpoints between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba. No good.

    Just trying to help. If it does, good. If not, please disregard.
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  13. MikeMike

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    Thanks, I will.
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  14. acejones

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    Small world Kurt,
    I'm oroginally from Shreveport. Back in the 50's/60's there was a place in Shreveport called the Silver Moon. Also owned by an old black guy who cooked the best ribs in town.
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  15. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Dont get too excited. In all your posts about Mexico you have now contributed but one sentence of good advice, but its a start. :lol3
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  16. FotoTEX

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    The Boquillas crossing will re-open in April 15th, 2012. Will be nice to cross over for some Tacos and a cold Beer after riding a donkey across, just like old times. Was there a month ago and US is building a remote crossing border patrol station.
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  17. Dan Diego

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    Hey, I'll take it. I get paid way too much to do what others pay way too much to do.

    As much of the advice as I am offered, I probably only use 5%, and that mostly for roads I haven't ridden (conditions).

    I assume that others won't use my crappy advice and will end up like I did.

    No complaints, I'm just saying I sure wish I would've known some of these things before I ended up in certain situations. I look back and wonder how I made it out of some of those seedy corners with only minor injuries.

    That's what life is all about. Who has good stories without having experienced the adventure side of it?

    All's well that ends well, I suppose.

    Let the lambasting begin.
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  18. bobzilla

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    no fumar espanol:rofl
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  19. SkizzMan

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  20. SkizzMan

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    That's great news, amigo. The park rangers gave us the heads up at the rally last spring but couldn't confirm a date. Will have to go for a long weekend and get some enchiladas at MariaElena's.
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