I suspect this may turn out more like a travel article than a book review. In late March we took a tour through the length of the Copper Canyon and I find it difficult to know how to write about this book without bringing in various aspects of the Canyon trip itself.
It really is a spectacular journey and Richard Fisher's account does total justice to the subject matter. This is a large format quality paperback and it contains hundreds of excellent photos of the people and places one encounters along the way. I can't imagine a better souvenir to take away.
In Mexico, the bus, sooner or later, goes almost everywhere. And the cost is low. And there might be free entertainment, maybe an ancient dropout from a mariachi band or a youngster trying to transport...
"Is it always this bad?" I asked, panting in the heat.
"Oh no! Sometimes it's much worse," the grandmotherly woman across the aisle assured me. "It can be much hotter...and a lot more crowded."
IF YOU GO . . .
ARRANGEMENTS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Alongside the railroad trac...
The most important visual image in the classic film, " Close Encounters of the Third Kind," was not the alien spaceship, but the imposing stone monolith chosen as the site of the encounter. In an att...
I need to find information on getting from Laredo, Texas to Guanajuato. All of the bus company websites I have been able to locate only service the central part of the country. Your help/suggestions would really be appreciated! Thanks.
Where can I get a list of RV parks in Mexico? I will leave Texas soon for Saltillo.
Later, further south, not interested in coastal, primarily mountains.
Any general information about driving a motorcycle would be helpful. Thinking about
buying one in U.S., driving into Mexico, and using it as my only means of transportation.
Any thoughts on safety, security, paperwork, insurance, etc?
Posted by Jessica Waters on Marzo 24, 2000
As a US citizen, on an FMT or FM3 visa, will I need to get a Mexican driver's license? Mexican license plates/registration for my car? Is there an advantag...
Posted by Steve L. on Marzo 15, 2000
After driving down from Memphis, I broke my foot in Puerto Vallarta in December...the doctor felt that I shouldn't spend 4 days riding back to Tennessee in a ca...
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April and May were hot and dry. This year, like every year, the city government of Guadalajara decreed rolling water dryouts (my own term) because of the lack of rain. One day out of every two weeks or...
Mary and I left Wisconsin on November 8, 2000 to move to Guadalajara. We delayed until the 8th because we both wanted to vote in the presidential elections before leaving. We hitched our packed 4 by 8 ...
For an unusual winter break, how about a Mexican train ride? The Reader's Digest called Mexico's famous Copper Canyon railroad trip, "the most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere". Even that ...
"TRAIN TIMES" IN MEXICO
Introduction by Wendy Devlin
One of the great pleasures of traveling is the infinite variety of people that I meet at every turn in the road. The internet which i...
Whether you are visiting family or friends, or just want to drive through the beautiful countryside, it is important for you to remember the following steps when crossing the border between the United ...
If you are going to drive much in Mexico, you need to become at peace with the way Mexican mechanics work.
In the old days (1970's and 80's) the smart driver touring Mexico would take a VW and have no...
I was wondering what type of bus service there is between Cancun and Chichen Itza, and if that service accomodates luggage. I'm thinking
that I can possibly catch the tour bus from Chichen Itza to Club Oasis Akumal. Has anyone done this before? I would like to avoid renting a car. Also, I know there
are several nice hotels at Chichen Itza, any suggestions?
I'm driving fro Guadalajara to PV and back. I would appreciate comments on routes and places to visit and things to see. Via Manzanillo ? Via Tepic, San Blas ? Hola!!!
Mexico Connect Forum Discussion Threads
Posted by Ann Bice on June 29, 1997
We are planning to check out the Guad-Lake area for potential retirement-it sounds too good to be true.
Anyway, we can g...
I recently joined a mexico travel club "Discover Baja", with an annual membership fee of $39. It offers its
members auto insurance through a couple of different Mexican underwriters. My policy is written through Oscar Padilla (which I've used many times in the past and have had good service, but filed no claims). My insurance is good throughout Mexico.
I need to arrange for bus tickets for 7 people from Mexico City to
Oaxaca on the morning of the 21st of December. I've heard that the "Uno"
is the one to take and I'd like to make reservations for the 7 of us in
advance. Is it possible to do this and if so, how? And if you're really
familiar with the buses, how much?
I write for fun, and I love my adopted Oaxaca. Don't take me literally. I try not to take myself too seriously; neither should you. Still, there is truth in here somewhere, and it's as much about me an...
Posted by Ernie Gorrie on January 21, 1997
I know that it is very important to take out Mexican automobile insurance
if one is planning to drive a car in Mexico. When we buy a car in Mexico,