Dec 28, 2009, 2:00 PM
Post #1 of 4
I am thinking about relocating to McAllen, Texas so that I can travel into Mexico, through Veracruz and into Chiapas to visit my boyfriend. It seems (from my job searches) that there is a lot of work in McAllen, but I am wondering how safe the area is, on either side of the border, as far as drugs and violence are concerned. I have been researching to find out as much as I can, but would appreciate any first hand information.
From everything I've read on Mex connect, I don't think I would want to drive my truck into Mexico alone, with US plates.
And I would like to keep it as simple as possible (not having to deal with permits, possible breakdowns, cost of gas, etc). I would probably check into taking a bus if I wanted to go visit him.
He went back to Mexico in Nov, and I came back to NJ. My plan is to work, pay off my truck and save some money so I can go to Mexico. But if the McAllen plan is a possibility, I might think more on it.