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Read this first Mexico branch

  1. Before you post. Search to see if someone’s already asked a similar question. Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer. (Please fill out your profile, it’ll help us to help you.)
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  3. Keep it travel-related. We want to remind you that this forum is a place for travellers and travel enthusiasts to share tips, information, and their experiences about Mexico.
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Mexico Branch FAQ

This branch covers travel to and around Mexico.

Here are some tips to help you find the information you want and need:

1. Research before asking a question. It will help you get better, more detailed and useful answers from the community if you've already done some homework. It's also polite. The community is here to help, but we're not your personal search engine. Invest some preliminary time and we'll help you fill in the gaps.

2. Explore Lonely Planet's Destinations online, which has a…

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Zipolite ---Wot happened?

In Zipperhead now and it has changed since last January! Street is paved! new paint on most buildings Aappears to be at least 5 dish antennas in the town.

Most places to eat are still OK with letting dogs beg at the table, but I still miss the places in Guatemala where pigs beg at the table. Food is OK, but I am definitely not ordering anymore fish leather filets.

Lots of tents set up. Notice some of the $3 hostels are up to $7 now.

lot so us members of the "soon to be dead" , but a lot of…

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Written guides for Maya ruins

We are hoping to visit Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Calakmul, Coba, and maybe a few others next month.
There are a few pages on each on our used Moon and Frommer's guides, but are well-written and well-illustrated English language pamphlets with additional background or other information available at the sites? Is there a good series or author?
Valladolid will be our first city stop so we might have the option of buying something at a bookstore if anyone can recommend a shop and maybe a title.
Thanks…

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Posting parcels from Mexico

Hello
I am travelling for a long time and I want to send some things back to the UK from Mexico, does anybody have any suggestions of the best way to do so? I was looking at excess-baggage.com but have read very mixed reviews. I'm also wandering about the Mexican post but have heard bad reviews on parcels actually arriving. Any advice appreciated.
Thanks!

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Itinerary Advice El Bajio and more

We have 17 days over the last week of October and the first week of November. The plan at this point is to fly into MEX and bus to Queretero (two nights) then SMA for two nights. We'll spend 4 nights in Guanajuato including Oct 31 to Nov 2 for Day of the Dead. Then three nights in Morelia, two in Patzcuaro before busing to Guadalajara to fly back

It feels rushed a bit but I want to see as much as possible in the time I have. Do you have any advice as to what I could skip or how to economize on…

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Hitch hikers

Been roaming around Oaxaca state for a couple weeks now and surprised that I ' m seeing so many gringa backpackers hitch hiking. Don't recall seeing any at all for past five years or so.

Also noticed that many backpackers are carrying tents. Not unusual around Zipolite but seeing many at PE. Lot of tents in a few areas near beach.

Wonder what the young backpackers think of all of the old gringoes in the area? I'm only 67 so I'm a virtual teenager compared to the herds of elderly Canadians…

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In Palenque, Heading Southwest

Hello all!

I just arrived in Palenque and am headed to Mayabell to camp for a couple nights. I'd like to make my way down to Agua Azul and San Cristóbal de las Casas, but I've heard that taking a combi is cheaper and a bit faster than traveling by bus. Anyone nearby that wants to share the travel cost? It's just me at the moment.

Happy trails!

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Aguascalientes to Zacatecas - how safe is it?

I was planning to spend a couple of days driving from Guanajato via Lagos de Moreno and San Juan los Lagos to Aguascalientes and then to Zacatecas and La Quemada before going on to Guadalajara. Have just seen the US Government warning about safety in Mexico which makes Aguascalientes and Zacatecas seem a very high risk areas especially with risk of car jacking/kidnappings.

I will be travelling in a modest hire car (in daylight hours only) with no jewellery or expensive electronic equipment -…

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Mineral del Chico, etc.

Hi All,

I am returning to Hidalgo state and am heading to the Hacienda San Migel Regla that I first visited almost 17 years ago :) I was looking at the photos on Google maps and among other photos of Hidalgo State found few of Mineral del Chico and Parque Nacional del Chico. It has been almost on my way few times and I've considered it for a while but somehow I have never made a detour to get there. Perhaps, this is the time.

I did a quick search here and turns out Chicos so far escaped not…