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Border Towns

In general border towns are areas that you want to move through very quickly. I recommend NOT sleeping in border towns—choose a location that will get you to the border crossing early enough in the morning to strategically process your paperwork and that allows you ample time for any problems or complications that may arise. […]

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Do I Need A Passport To Go To Mexico

New passport requirements went into effect for Mexico in June 2009.  Get the latest information on your passport, visa, and health requirements—which can vary by travel mode—well in advance of your trip. Drive Me Loco recommends that you get a passport NOW allowing a minimum of 6–8 weeks to obtain one. In the US you […]

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Moving To Mexico – What Can You Take?

We have many loco users that only plan to do a portion of the drive—which is great—getting on the road, any road, should be your main objective when reaching out towards a new adventure. One of the services we offer to subscribers is a q&a with the author, if you have a specific question about […]

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Buy or Sell Car in Costa Rica

Buying or selling a car in Costa Rica is a little more complicated than in Canada. You have to use a Notary. Most all lawyers are also Notaries so you can use just about any lawyer. The buyer and vendor can use the same lawyer since they’re not acting as a legal representative but as a […]

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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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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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drugs and guns

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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