Guero, guero, guero, guero, guero, guero, guera!

Mexico: Veracruz, and Lago Catemaco

Ok, so like a broken record I have mentioned that I am feeling like the only Gringo in all of Mexico. I knew going into the destinations I have chosen I would be in the minority, but after 2 months of it its starting to get a bit weird. There were a handful in Baja, though even Baja felt a bit empty as more and more people are scared to come to Mexico. Even Cabo lacked them, though I didn’t stick around long enough for a cruise ship to come in, the less time in Cabo the better, that place is not for me. Continue reading

If Dr. Suess and Walt Disney had a baby

Mexico: Xilitla, and El Tajin

Starting to get closer to Oaxaca, I cant help but get excited.  I am Still very far from it, but for some reason, even though this is all new territory, having stopped there makes me feel like the trip doesnt restart until I return to Oaxaca.  I also dont know what to expect out here in this part of Mexico, though so far there has been plenty to see. Continue reading

Theres blood in the streets of San Luis Potosi

Mexico: San Luis Potosi, Lago Luna Media, and Aquismon

There is a general “travelers path” taken through Mexico, which I have tried to avoid for a bit this time. I am still hitting spots others have been to, I am not discovering anything “new” necessarily, but generally people take the west coast area down and then swing through Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Mx City, ect. Pretty much what we did last time. From Zacatecas I can jump back into that path and try and find some gringoes from North America or Europe by heading south….nah, not yet. Continue reading

The Devils Backbone

Mexico: Mazatlan, Durango, and Zacatecas

According to FBI crime statistics, 4.8 Americans per 100,000 were murdered in the US in 2010. The US State Department reports that 120 Americans of the 5.7 million who visited Mexico last year were murdered, which is a rate of 2.1 of 100,000 visitors murdered in Mexico. Lets say that again.

4.8 Americans per 100,000 murdered in US
2.1 Americans per 100,000 murdered in Mexico

I am safer in Mexico than my own country, ok maybe that is not entirely true, but interesting stats nonetheless.  If your afraid of visiting Mexico, you should be afraid of getting out of your own bed, its a dangerous world out there. Continue reading

Deja Vu (Baja California Part II)

Eli mocking Brady

Or should I say, Deja Blue??  That’s right, like two time Superbowl MVP Eli Manning (“Greatest QB ever” for short) and the Champions of the Multiverse New York Giants I am back!  Ok ok, this is a travel blog, so lets leave the sports talk behind for now, and get to the story.

 

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