Americas - Mexico
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We're planning on driving in from LAX with about a week or a little over in february. We don't mind driving but also want some downtime - from what I've gathered from these forums, Ensenada, Guerrero Negro, and La Paz are good destinations, but does anyone have a more interesting itinerary to place us back in LAX? We don't want discos or big bars, but definitely cantinas with beer to while away the evenings. Thanks!
I am currently on exchange in Mexico and it's coming to an end soon. I will be going to Peru from 13/12 - 18/12, and would like to explore the Yucatan and Chiapas after that alone. My flight out of Mexico for New York will be on 30/12.
My proposed itinerary is below. I would appreciate all the feedback and help that I can get. Am I gonna burn myself out too much? Am I moving from one hostel to the other too much? Are there any places that you think I should skip?
Alternatively, I can just focus on just either Yucatan or Chiapas, and have the option of flying out to New York earlier.
I am not a beach and party type of person, but I thought I should go to Cancun and some of the other beaches because it's Mexico, and I won't be coming to this part of the world any time soon.
Also I would be dragging my luggage with me throughout the entire journey. I've heard ... more »
Two respected scholars (Simon Martin and Joel Skidmore) have just published a convincing case for what many have suspected for quite some time: that the most commonly-cited correlation of the Long Count and Julian Calendars (proposed by Eric Thompson a long time ago) cannot be correct and, therefore, that 188.8.131.52.0 does not fall on the winter solstice of this year but rather on the 24th of December.
The article is here: http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/journal/1302/Correlation.pdf
Worth a look if for no other reason than to get a sense of what real decipherment and "calendar math" look like.
(Cross-posted in Central America)
We arrive in MEX at 3:55 pm and depart for Veracruz at 7:45 pm. After customs/immigration, terminal transfer and checkin for our AeroMexico flight to Veracruz, we have just over two hours to wait. We're thinking of having dinner somewhere in the city.
Is it worth taking the Metro or metrobus downtown? Is there somewhere closer to the airport that would save a little time? Do we have the time math right?
Greetings. Can anyone recommend a quiet hostal/posada with a private room &bathroom,close to zocolo and walking street? Use of kitchen is important! Thanks in advance:-)
This is my first post on the forum, so apologies for any mistakes ect.
I am going to Central America for 13 weeks from the end of November to the beginning of March, and will probably be spending around 3 to 4 weeks in Mexico.
My biggest priorities are in order
1) Culture (architecture, music)
2) Nature and trekking
4) People (home stay ect.)
I will be flying into Mexico city and spending about a week there. After that i want to head down the southern coast to Puerto Escondido, then up through to Cancun. I am then planning to head through to Belize.
With that general route in mind, can anyone recommend some highlights (and hidden gems) for a 4 week trip? I am more of a conversationalist than a partier. I play music and a history buff. I am 19. I would prefer to spend a few days in each place than rush through as many places as possible. Also... more »
Has anyone experienced problems taking a laptop and an iPad through customs in Mexico or any country in Latin America? I read somewhere that they sometimes consider an iPad to be the same as a computer and will only allow one through customs.
thank you for any advice on this.
Information for the Yaax 'Che campground on the access road to Calakmul, Campeche is conflicting.
Posts on Thorntree search advise Yaax 'Che has no running water or electricity as does Moon Guide and LP (older edition). Travellers' posts on the internet advise there are toilets and showers.
This leads me to believe that the campground has probably recently installed showering facilities and probably has composting toilets. Apparently it still doesn't have electricity (which is fine by us).
But, I would like to confirm whether Yaax 'Che has showers or not as the wifey tolerates rustic camping, but no showers and funky toilets are pushiing the limits for her (I'm too old and crusty to care).
Advice from recent travellers to Calakmul please.
Has anyone hiked around Lachatao (Oaxaca State) relatively recently and could fill me in?
The info I found here is pretty old...
Am particularly curious about how it compares to hiking from the other Pueblos Mancomunados...
As a registered nurse I do alot of volunteer work for various free clinics in AZ and Mexico. A friend of mine invited me to a clinic in Rocky Point that a local church was giving. I arrived Friday night (last weekend) and we had the clinic from 8am to 6pm Saturday. Sunday morning I went to church, to be part of the group (I'm not really a regular church person) . . .anyway I ran into one of my patients and asked her if she would like to have lunch with me . . . so we are going to lunch and the city police pulls us over. He tells me it is a $200 fine for speeding and another $100 for the girl. He doesn't take credit cards . . . the girl is crying and he says to me, "How long will it take you to take that stereo out of your car?" Needless to say my four hour drive home back to AZ was without music. Nice place Mexico.
I have 1 day to spend in each of these cities. One of the days i need to drive between them. Which place should i spend the full day without driving?
So here is my question:
How would I go about taking a bus from Tijuna to Mexico City?
I know that I can purchase a one-way ticket in TJ and just ride the bus for a few days but I am more interested in hearing from other people who have taken this bus ride.
My idea is to break up the trip and get off the bus about once a day and stay in a hotel or hostel for a night or two. That way I get to see more of Mexico and it will also be a much more comfortable traveling experience.
So maybe some folks here have done this exact trip before. Do people have suggestions for which cities-towns to stop in and stay a day or so?
I am flying to Mexico City and will only have 2 days before I fly to Cuba. Can anyone suggest 2 things that are a must see just in case I don't go back? I am a people watcher and love photography. The two things I want to see are, of course, the Diego Rivera murals and Frida Kahlo house.
Could you pls advise any websites where we could book a hotel for this New Year (31st of December- 2nd of January). I've found no offers on booking.com though it might be too late at this point. Thank you for your help in advance!
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