Americas - Mexico
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I'm planning on travelling to Playa for six weeks starting November 1st, and bringing my job with me as I work from home.
My role requires wifi, so I was wondering if anyone has any insight to what the availability/speed of wifi access was liked? I've got a place that has wifi access, but I've never travelled to Mexico and so I'm not sure what to expect.
Can anyone shed some light?
So i am going to be starting in Matamoros(Sp?) and i want to take a bus inland to ANYWHERE the violence is more subsided, i do not care where i go, preferebly a "smaller" down past the border, does anyone have any suggestions? I want to stay away from the big cities and get as far away from the most crime ridden areas on the border WITHOUT spending as much money as possible...
Any advice on where to go? I will be starting in Mata. and then hopping on a random bus to who knows where, i need suggestions, on where to go, criteria- smaller town, not as crime ridden/more south of the dangerous border, can get there by bus from Matamoros, thank you!:) I will be hitching Mexico(yes i have done it before and know the inherent risks) any suggestions and help please!
Goal- A bus from Matamoros anywhere far enough south to escape the most brutal areas of nothern mexico. thanks!:) i am leav... more »
Me and the girlfriend(peruvian) are arriving in Cancun on the 1st of december from sydney. We have until the 4th of January where we'll be flying out from Cancun. We're both 22, on our first trip together and on bit of a budget, so hostels and cheap hotels/villas are probably our mainstays and we're just really keen to explore the local and cultural sights, mingle with the locals, meet fellow travelers and spend plenty of time at the beach during our stay!
These are some of the places we're looking to cover in the meantime:
Cancun, Merida, Chichen Itza/Valladolid, Campeche, Palenque, Panajachel,Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Bacalar Lagoon, San Cristobal, Antigua, Flores, Lanquin and Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido.
Our main mode of transport was going to either be, booking a 1 month pass from Bamba bus and being able to visit all these locations or just use the local buses ... more »
Hey guys, I'm working on an itinerary for my trip through Central America, from Mexico City to Bogotá. I would like to ask your advice on the first leg of the trip, from Mexico to Belize. Many thanks in advance!!
I really want to go to Palenque but due to time constraints, I will skip the whole part near the Gulf of Mexico. Therefore I am looking into crossing the border from Palenque to Belize (will go from Belize City to Caye Caulker, maybe visiting some villages but not sure yet).
I saw there is a interesting trip from Palenque to Tikal. I can take that trip and after that cross the border from Guatemala to Belize. But, I will have to travel back to Flores a week or two after, because I want to take the nightbus from Flores to Antigua to be there at the beginning of November. Is that a problem with customs or can I easily enter Guatemala twice in a short time? Or would it be... more »
Just curious, safety, kindness, sense of adventure etc.
I have heard horror stories and i have heard that, unless you are in the border towns, you only need to worry bout basic pick pockets and basic robberies while hitching more south. Any stories?
Hello yall, what part of Mexico City is the best location to stay and is safe as well....ty
Me & my boyfriend are traveling around Central & South America starting in October. We are flying Auckland to LA & have no idea what the best way to get from LA to Mexico would be, or whether we should skip Mexico & fly from LA to Guatemala. (Starting in Guatemala was our original plan).
Where are the best places to go in Mexico? We have only really included Mexico in our trip because flying into LA is a cheaper option for us, so thought may as well do Mexico since we'll be right there anyway. So we honestly have no idea whats even there!
Time is not an issue, we have quite a few months up our sleeves (will travel til the $$ runs out really) but we want to do the trip as cheaply as possible. I assume a bus to Mexico would be a long trip but if it's heaps cheaper then that's good for us.
Any advice would be awesome!
I would like to know what's the best way to go from uebla to Zacatecas. Which mexican BUS company provides you services to the north?
Thanks for your replies
I just picked up a copy of the August/ September edition of Saveur magazine titled the Mexico Issue. I was really impressed by what was covered and the presentation. For a preview: Saveur Mexico Issue.
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Cheaper the better, i can handle super long uncomfy bus rides, money is the issue, i need to get from Brownsville/Matomoros to Mexico City on the cheapest way possible by bus, please, any help is appreciated, thank you!
I want to do the whale shark swim. Both cancun and playa del Carmen sound too busy and pricey hotels. Isla mujeres sounds more chill and hotels sound good to me. Any thoughts?
We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 2 Children and a year old baby). We are trying to decide were to go at the end of the year. We like history and we are OK with turistic areas (not crazy about, but it is not a big issue). We are looking on input about which one to visit this year. (We are a bilingual family).
I have updated my blog (radelstravels.blogspot.com) to include details from my latest trip. I went to Guadalajara Language Center in Tlaquepaque which was an OK place to learn Spanish. Heavy on the grammar though, and light on conversation. Very casual, informal, reasonable. Homestays are very affordable, as are apartments. I think you can just rent apartments here w/o the language classes for as low as $140 per week. Find these through the Guadalajara Language Center website.
I did one post on finding hot springs in the area, which are extremely difficult, as NOBODY locals seems to know where to go to get there.
I was there during rainy season, late June-mid July.
I spent 2 weeks in Tlaquepaque and one week in Puerta Vallarta. I took the ETN bus from Guadajalara to PV. Very nice bus, first class, private TVs, free movies. Took 5 1/2 hours at a cost of $45. In... more »
Looking for details on transport from Xalapa to the Cantona ruins. We're hoping to include Cantona in a travel day to Puebla. I've seen quite a bit regarding getting there from Puebla, but not Xalapa.
At this point the plan is to take a bus to Oriental and a cab out to the ruins.
So, the questions are:
what bus line would we take?
From CAXA or somewhere else?
Are there any online schedules? I've had no luck with Boletotal. It keeps saying there's no departures between those two points.
Is our timetable reasonable? I'm guessing since getting out there and back in a day from Puebla is do-able, it must be possible from Xalapa
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