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Crime In Latin America

In everything good there is also something bad and therefore I wanted to say a word on crime because this is such a huge topic when traveling into Mexico and Central America. My opinion (and experience) is that there is less crime in Mexico and Central America than in North America, which is also statistically […]

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Interview With Mexican Resident About Crime

I have been going into Baja for thirty-five years, I’ve seen most everything. I’ve also spent a few memorial day weekends down there, campgrounds packed, long lines at the border, bars spilling over. This last trip was quite a different experience—freaky. We drove down during the day, crossed without incident and made our way to […]

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Importing Household Effects Into Mexico

Last year I went through the process of bringing household goods to Baja w/FM3 for a friend. We went to Sacramento Mexican Consulate and paid $127.00 and had (6) six copies of a list of “ALL” the items brought down with address in the U.S. on the upper left-hand corner and the Baja address in […]

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Shipping Your Car Around Darien Gap

In Colon there is the Cristobal Port near the bus station. There are many shipping agents scattered throughout the myriad of buildings and banking establishments. Ask around, the going price is around $1000—we found one for $750 but it didn’t include a container, not recommended unless you don’t mind risking the interior of the vehicle […]

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What Can You Bring Into Mexico

Bringing guns or drugs into Mexico is not recommended. You may go to prison even if you were not aware of the Mexican law—having said that, I have done it (though I have never taken drugs into Mexico personally I have traveled with someone that did, good thing I didn’t have a gun cause I […]

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Guide: Mexico

Guide: Mexico

This stretch of highway extends into the mountains utilizing a road in good condition. The driving is straightforward without too much confusion. Once you leave Guaymas follow the signs for Obregon and Navojoa. While I was driving along this section I was really tired and thus I pulled off to the side of the road, […]

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Guide: Honduras

The people of Honduras are extraordinary. You can always expect a smile and a friendly warm embrace wherever you go. Like most of the countries in this region the majority of the people are poor. Honduras is a country stuck in time, not succumbing to the ideals and fast-paced occidental societal pressures that have taken […]

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