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Old 09-30-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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Checking Interest - "Caravan to Yucatan 2018"

I am opening this thread to gauge interest in the community towards participating in a caravan to the Yucatan Penninsula, Mexico come summer 2018, or later. From my perspective, it would be a caravan of a decidedly archaeological/historical nature, though while we're there, beaches, alcohol, dirt-cheap rugs and plates would also be admissible as well.

If you are interested, drop your forum names either here or a PM to me individually. I am open to feedback on both self-run (communal) or agency run caravans, with any feedback from members whove undertaken this excursion in the past. Yes, feel free to discuss concerns; but let's not tangent too badly please?

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Old 09-30-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Something I would really enjoy doing but don't think I would EVER do by myself. Things are just too tumultuous in the border areas these past years. BUT, something I would be interested in thinking about.
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That would be a very interesting caravan to participate in, fabulous trip if a measure of safety could be assured. Would the weather be nicer in winter/spring months?
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Maybe....been down the west coast several times. Mexico is not the same place it was years ago unfortunately....
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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I travel to Mexico often. I love that country. I would however suggest you put a lot of thought into security. You will need locals to grease the wheels along the way I think. The police you pass are going to take great interest in you as you pass through and any tail light out is going to be looked at carefully. I suspect you will also be of great interest to those looking for an easy score. You will most likely need a security detail with your caravan.
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My wife and I have taken our trailer into Mexico twice. The first time Yucatan was the goal. A death in the family caused us to leave the trailer on the Emrald Coast and return for it 2 weeks later. We then started for home.
There is a train ferry out of Mobile that goes near Yucatan. I have thought about shipping our rig.
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The security issues notwithstanding, you might get far more interest if the trip is in the winter rather than summer. Are you familiar with this blog?

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Winter - check! Honestly hadn't thought of that. And THANKS for the blog link!


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A winter trip would most likely spark greater interest for us. Hold that thought.
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We would definitely be interested in this trip --- have wanted to do this, but really would prefer to be part of a group.
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