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Hi, I am hoping to climb Pico de Orizaba and Ixtaccihauti in the late fall or winter. Has anyone climbed with an agency or tour group or guide that they would recommend? I have climbed some peaks but prefer to climb with someone who is experienced in climbing these peaks.

Thanks!

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I recently returned from my first solo trip to Mexico and was there from May 21 to June 1.

First of all, I just wanted to thank those who responded to topics that I had posted on this forum prior to my trip. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions.

I had some concerns about my safety prior to leaving, as this was my first solo trip abroad. I had been to Mexico before, but always with family while staying at resorts, so backpacking solo as a female and staying in hostels was…

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Hi everybody,

I'm interested this October in a solo overnight or multi-day bicycle trip (bikepacking) through the Copper Canyon. I would ride a mountain bike on dirt roads or trails and have the ability to carry camping equipment with me.

My main question is: is it safe to pitch a tent in the Copper Canyon alone at night? If that is unwise, are there recommended bicycle routes or any concerns around riding a bike alone? Are there guides who are skilled mountain bikers I should be contacting…

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Hello!

I'm thinking of going for a very short ,(3-4 day) trip to Yucatán / Quintana Too in mid-July, to swim with the whale sharks and mantas.

Is Holbox really the best place for this? Is there anywhere closer to Cancun that would be equally good? I will have so little time...

Nice diving would be a bonus (I heard its not great in Holbox).

Thanks!

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Hey!

I'm a concert promoter from Europe and travelling to Mexico this winter in December. Does anyone have tips on good speakeasy's, underground music bars, hole in the wall places to have a few mezcals and a beer? Good music, more towards the rock-punk-psychedelic scene? Not into the hipster scenester places where everyone is checking out everyones jeans or haircuts, more the dive bar with a good record collection.

I tried googling it but that didn't turn up many solid ideas.

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Hi Guys

I am visiting a mate in Lazaro Cardenas and plan on doing a road trip from there to Puerto Vallarta along the coastal roads. I am reading a lot of warnings about travel through Jalisco and Michocoan and just wondering if the coastal roads are safer to travel or is everywhere in these states dangerous to travel too?

I am heading there in January so I dont know if that time of the year presents any further risk or not?

Cheers in advance

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Howdy!
I've been reading all the posts and getting quite inspired, so hopefully I don't double up and ask annoying questions.
I have 1 month in Mexico in October (including flying in/out of LA). First week is slated for Los Michos to Chihuahua on the train. A couple questions:
- Has anyone heard of changes to El Chepe's schedule? We'd planned to leave El Feurte on the Monday but apparently that is set to change in August.
- Would we be missing anything by skipping the train from Divisadero to Creel…

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We're getting in around 10:30 pm and will need a taxi to get to our hotel. The hotel is offering a round trip (we're flying out the next morning) deal for US$45. Can we do better on our own this late at night?