Feb 4, 2005, 1:07 AM
Post #29 of 29
Re: [Carol Schmidt] What's the Worst/Best Mexican Guidebook?
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As I posted, >Finding comfortable furniture here took six months.>
But we did find it, a wonderful goose-down-filled living room set at Liverpool department store in Queretaro.
OK, after reading yours and the other replies I'm starting to understand a little better. Things are so much easier when you've got a relative in da bidness, ya know?
Thanks for the tip about the cookie sheets. Generally, I've found that's it's the simplest & most practical gifts that get used & appreciated the most, the stainless steel teakettles I dragged down with me showed lots of wear & tear last time I saw them. That reminds me, I need to get replacement gaskets for some pressure cookers...
As far as bad advice about Mexico, the original topic of this thread, I never got much because I never asked for much advice. I just wandered in and muddled through it. About the only bad advice I ever got was from Mexican in-laws who, being concerned for my welfare and deathly afraid of being responsible for my demise, sent me to the Buenavista market to shop for recuerdos. Buenavista, unless you have big pockets, just sucks. Its raison d'etre is as a place that tour-bus operators can send their clients where they won't wander off & get lost.
I don't get much use out of guidebooks, but the most useful I have found (although I don't use it much) is the Lonely Planet book, while it misses obvious places like San Juan de Los Lagos, and gives a short shrift to places like Leon, it does have maps of downtown Mexico City, and a decent accounting of buses from Mexico City bus terminals.
Since it's mostly directed to the backpacker crowd with little money, some reasonably priced hotels are listed and some city bus directions are given.
Ned Carlson Triode Electronics Chicago,IL USA
Fighting bad sound and electronic ignorance since
1985 (sorry, folks, it's taking a little longer than I thought)