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Old 03-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #43
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It's working now, too many people going to Mexico
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #44
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...too many people going to Mexico
And we're building a NINE BILLION DOLLAR wall because we thought too many people were coming FROM Mexico.

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Old 05-14-2007, 11:42 PM   #45
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Question Mexico

Mexico is woderful.
The people are fabulous. friendly, helpful, generous.
Yes im sure some have prob

lems but arent there the same problems travelling through the USA also?
Fear of the unknown is rather unbhealthy for a traveller.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:31 AM   #46
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Mexico is woderful.
The people are fabulous. friendly, helpful, generous.
Yes im sure some have prob

lems but arent there the same problems travelling through the USA also?
Fear of the unknown is rather unbhealthy for a traveller.

Reminds me of the famous quote " We have nothing to fear, but fear itself"

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:03 AM   #47
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You may wish to Google the US Department of State website for travel advisories, always a good idea when traveling abroad.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:27 AM   #48
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This thread has REALLY worried me. Why are you so AFRAID of travelling SOUTH??
We are hopefully healthy happy people??!!! we are guests in mexico. a fabulous country full of amazing people. i guess i thought Airstream people were intelligent travellers WRONG!!!!??>??.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:41 AM   #49
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Well educated and "intelligent travellers" do the research, get the facts, and then make their decisions based on whatever level of risk they're personally willing to assume in exchange for the rewards thereof. Some view travel in Mexico to be low risk while others see it as high. Their risk tolerance is not a measure of their intelligence level!
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:34 AM   #50
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Well said!

Well said Cracker, well said!
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:43 PM   #51
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Guadalajara Mexico has the largest EX-Pat American Community in the Americas, close to 70,000. I never had a problem in several trips to Guadalajara though I didn't place myself in harm's way like bad neighborhoods at night, excess jewelry, watches, cameras ect. I speak Spanish and that helps-actually in 1989 I went there to study spanish intensively. I remember people telling me in 1995 of the Dangers of traveling to Colombia. My response to the Naysayers--off I went and I had a great time. On that trip, I bought a Bus ticket and traveled from Bogota(capital) over the Andes Mountains to the north coast city of cartegena--other then altitude sickness, no security problems whatsoever. I respect the culture and remember I am a guest in their country. In fact, on my last trip, I had extensive Dental Work performed at great prices. Again, no problems security wise. I would take some of those State Dept warnings with a grain of salt as they simply are not accurate in my experience,,,You want to talk about a Dangerous city to visit-the State Dept ought to place my City, Miami, on the Watch List as many tourists suffer a far worse fate then if they were to visit Mexico,,LOL
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:40 AM   #52
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We went to Kino Bay and had a great time...spent 6 weeks there . We did find some Canadians going to Mexico and we road together part of the way. We were never stopped , though we did see armed police . We had both an uneventful entry and exit. Will we go back , yes in a yr. or so ..a lot to see here still.
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Where did you stay in Bahia Kino?

Njoysrvin -
Where did you camp in Kino Bay?

We're planning a trip to Mexico in early '08 & have been looking at the Church's Mexican camping guide.

Did you have any problems with parking your rig? We have the 34' but are thinking about using the 22' on the trip to Mexico as, sizewise, it may be better for beach driving & getting in & out of the Mexican rv parks.

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We stayed at a Western Horizon Park there. It had plenty of space for big rigs. There are several public parks there for reasonable prices that can any big rig can get into.So either rig will do ...have a great time
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I always thought that Baja was pretty safe.

Here is a disturbing article I just read:

SURFERS ATTACKED IN TIJUANA I'll Never Go to Baja Again

I always thought that Baja was pretty safe.
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No, Mexico is not a bad place - people go there all the time. But, when things go bad for you, there is no place like home.....

From The article:

"Mexico has always been a scary place. According to one report, more journalists have died in Mexico than in Iraq. It's the Wild West. It is not safe. "I'll never drive into Mexico again. I've been surfing in northern Baja for over 20 years and I'll never go back," explained Roger. "There is nobody that cares about you. Nobody. You are all alone and the bad guys are the good guys and the good guys...well there aren't any."

"In hindsight Duke, Walt and Roger believe the masked carjacker was a police officer."

The article shows there are good people in Mexico, the female police officer who got them the cab, the cabbie, the old man who gave them the ride..... ALL seemed to care for their fellow man, but none could really help in the lawlessness of Mexico. Sure, say what you want about areas in the US, but atleast here there would be legal recourse, and they could identify your body for the next of kin to have closure.

I attribute most of this criminal activity to the border region - drugs, car theft, poor law enforcement along the border and corruption add up to a bad situation. I have been inland and I will agree - the people are friendly and I feel safer there.
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