Americas - Mexico
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Just thought I'd pass this on...........A couple of days ago we tried to buy Primera Plus bus tickets from PV to Melaque online.We are in Canada and tried to use Canadian credit cards.We filled in the blanks and all was good until we tried to pay only to be told Bancomer rejected our transaction.We tried again several times to no avail.Different cards or accounts made no difference.The frustrating part was that a friend of ours had just done the same purchase the day before.
To make a long confusing story short all our rejected attempts were on our Yahoo e-mail account and when the smarter one of the two of us moved on and tried to buy our tickets using our G-mail address they were purchased with no problems
I have no idea what this means but thought i'd just post it in case it helps anybody trying to buy a bus ticket.
Will be visiting Huatulco over the school break, will spend some time near civilization, some time out in San Miguel del Puerto, which I don't understand to be so commercial. Does anyone know of availability of public transportation/taxi's in more remote areas? Have to determine if I will need to rent a car, so that I can get to resturants from my basic accomodation base.
I'll be in Mexico for Feb 2, Candelaria. This is the day people dress up their baby Jesus dolls and bring them to the churches to be blessed. I can be in el DF or in the city of Tlaxcala. I had thought to go to the cathedral in the morning and the basilica in the afternoon, then I read a little something (all that seems to be available on the web) about Candelaria in Tlaxcala. Does anybody have any take regarding where I would see the most "action?" Thanks.
I am planning a driving trip down the entire baja peninsula. I am looking for information on the road that goes south out of San Felipe on the Gulf of Baja coast. The road joins highway 1 at it 's southern end. Does anybody know the condition of this road? I haven't been able to find any info online.
I haven’t been able to go to Mexico since December 2011 and prior to that, I hadn’t spent much time perusing the Thorntree Mexico forum. Back in Autumn of 2011, I queried Thorntree as to whether anybody had attended the December 12 celebration for Guadalupe at the basilica in Mexico City; I said I was considering going but wondered about the crowdedness, etc. At that time, nobody knew much about it, but a few people gave me their best opinions.
Now that I finally am able to plan another trip to Mexico, I am reading the Thorntree forum closely as well as using the search engine. I have been very impressed with the interest that members show in the trip reports of others. It has been my experience in life that people generally are extremely uninterested in other people’s trips. The Thorntree people are a big exception! Perhaps it is your obvious love of Mexico that makes the ... more »
I need some guidance please.
I want to go on a round trip for about 10 months, starting in February. My plan is to start my journey in north of Mexico and travelling all Central American Countries, some Caribbean Islands, and a few places in South America.
Now the challenge starts with booking a flight. Any North Mexican flight from Germany are super costly and only Mexico City and Cancun are super cheap. I don't mind landing in one or the other destination, but than I would need to travel up north as well to cross off nice places before I can continue my travelling further south. So I am trying to get a good idea about best deal flights since certain distances I won't be able to sit for days in busses, like from Suriname to Rio de Janeiro or from Rio to Argentina. Can somebody help me how to plan my trip or is there anyone who done the same or similar route (or list... more »
Lonely Planet says Chetumal has a lively music scene.
Where is it? What is it? I'll be spending several days in Chetumal, in part as a base for daytrips.
Was reading an expat forum where a couple who spend part of the year in San Cristobal de las Casas were warning against being in that area around April of every year. Said that the surrounding poor villages have very poor sanitation and that there's an abundance of dry human fecal matter dust in the air just before the rainy season. Said it can make you extremely ill. I did some Googling and saw in a number of travel blogs that they experienced severe sickness to the point of some being hospitalized. time of year ranging from late March on into May. Is it inevitable to get sick, possibly severely, that time of year there?
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Hi,I am thinking of going to Mazatlan and will be 1st time,is it worthwhile?,and requesting suggestions for budget place to stay,I plan on staying 2/3 weeks,hoping for a place with a kitchenette,thanks very much
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