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Mexico Border Crossing: Thoughts and Concerns
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Mexico Border Crossing: Thoughts and Concerns

John hated to admit it, but before we got there, he was concerned about crossing the US Mexico border. He'd read all kinds of nonsense online and so, even though we've crossed borders from Jordan to Israel and from Thailand to Cambodia, he was afraid that the SanYsidro border crossing to Tijuana was going to be difficult, congested, and maybe even dangerous. In this video, John, Lydi, and I discuss all the ...
Pilgrimage Near Guanajuato, Mexico
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Pilgrimage Near Guanajuato, Mexico

These pilgrims were making their way up the mountain, perhaps to the Cristo Rey statue overlooking the city of Guanajuato? I'm not sure, but there were hundreds if not thousands of people all traveling in the same direction on the day we arrived in Guanajuato by car.Related Posts:Pilgrimage in Mexico: A Guy with a Cross on His BackPilgrimage in Mexico: Guanajuato StateA Catholic Mass in ...
The Guanajuato Temazcal — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Guanajuato Temazcal — By Jennifer Shipp

Temazcals are relatively new to me as an American citizen of European descent, but the use of heat and steam for healing is as old as fire. John, Lydian, and I did a temazcal in Guanajuato, Mexico three years ago and one of the first things we did when we returned to Guanajuato this year was visit the Temazcal Nawi again.

Karolina doesn’t speak English, but she’s very warm toward newbies. ...
Temazcal Opening Ritual in Guanajuato, Mexico
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Temazcal Opening Ritual in Guanajuato, Mexico

Attending a temazcal in Mexico is a mind-blowing experience as a foreigner. Lots of locals go every week though. A temazcal is both a spiritual and a healing experience. In this video, Karolina (in the bandana), leads the opening ritual by paying homage to the four cardinal directions and blowing the conch shell. Each of us is then purified with smoke before entering the temazcal. The whole ritual takes ...
Pet Travel to Mexico
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Pet Travel to Mexico

Travelling with pets is not something I ever pictured myself doing. But we really love our two cats, Garfield and Babylonia, so this year, we decided to take them on an epic trip to Mexico. And you know what? It wasn’t that complicated.

We entered Mexico from San Diego, California with our first stop in Tijuana. The customs agent didn’t give Garfield or Babs a second glance and no one really ...
Los Gatos Aventuros: Driving to Mexico with Two Cats
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Los Gatos Aventuros: Driving to Mexico with Two Cats

We had lots of time in the car to think and come up with stupid stuff, so Lydian and I decided that Garfield and Babylonia were "The Adventure Cats" (or something thereabouts). Who knew that they'd be such awesome little travelers. They made it all the way from western Nebraska to Tijuana without so much as a peep and then from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico with only a few small protests at the beginning of ...
The Banjercito Vehicle Permit for Driving in Mexico
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The Banjercito Vehicle Permit for Driving in Mexico

If you’re planning an overland journey into Mexico from the United States and you’ve decided to drive your own car, you’ll need to get a Banjercito Vehicle Permit in order to go a certain distance beyond the border (generally 16 miles, but there are some special “Sonora”-only vehicle permits available as well). It’s not hard to get the vehicle permit in Tijuana, but it’s important that you don’t skip this ...
Protestors Near Hermosillo, Mexico on Highway 15
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Protestors Near Hermosillo, Mexico on Highway 15

We'd read about protestors closing down toll booths and letting people through for free, but we hadn't seen any until we got close to Hermosillo. In this video, we drive through a toll booth for free and wave to some protestors.The 2017 protests in Mexico were due to a gas price hike of 14-20% that went into effect on January 1st. We expected for the protestors to be angry, and in fact, I believe they ...
The Vacation Rental in Hermosillo
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The Vacation Rental in Hermosillo

In this video "Jesus (the vacation rental owner)" gives us a tour of our vacation rental in Hermosillo when we visited in January 2017. We drove from Nebraska to Tijuana and then from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico, passing through Hermosillo on our way.Related Posts:Driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico RVers in MexicoBetween Hermosillo and Los MochisTop 6 Things to See and Do ...
Arriving by Car in Hermosillo, Mexico at Night
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Arriving by Car in Hermosillo, Mexico at Night

We arrived in Hermosillo, Mexico at night on our first visit to the city. Our experiences driving after dark in Mexico weren't scary like many people say that after-dark driving in Mexico is.Related Posts:Tijuana to Hermosillo Driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico RVers in MexicoBetween Hermosillo and Los MochisSomewhere Near Sonoyta, Mexico.Arriving in Hermosillo, ...
Driving from Obregon to Mazatlan, Mexico
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Driving from Obregon to Mazatlan, Mexico

In this video, we talk about the driving between Obregon and Mazatlan, Mexico.Are you thinking of RVing in Mexico? We shared the road with plenty of RVers from the U.S. and Canada. Watch this video of RVers in Mexico to see an RVer RVing in Mexico with your own eyes.See the road conditions and some of our experiences driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico in this short video.Between ...
RVing in Mexico
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RVing in Mexico

Are you thinking of RVing in Mexico?See the road conditions driving between Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico in this short video.Watch a short video from when we were Somewhere Near Sonoyta, Mexico.It was a long drive Between Hermosillo and Los Mochis...We drove from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico during the 2017 protests in January. You can watch some of the 2017 Mexican Protestors that we ...
Somewhere Near Sonoyta
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Somewhere Near Sonoyta

In this video we're driving in an area close to Sonoyta in Sonora, Mexico. The driving itself is pretty uneventful, but the landscape is interesting. ...
Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico
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Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico

Related Posts:Would you like to read our notes on driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo? Be sure to see our Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo, Mexico.For more of our videos about driving in Mexico, see:Watch short video of an RVer in Mexico to see it with your own eyes...yes people DO RV in Mexico!Watch a video compilation that portray the road condition and our ...
Top 6 Things to See and Do in Tijuana, Mexico for Typical Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp
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Top 6 Things to See and Do in Tijuana, Mexico for Typical Tourists — By Jennifer Shipp

Tijuana, Mexico isn’t one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It’s true. But lots of people go there for dental tourism and medical tourism nonetheless and while they're there, they might as well see some stuff, right? Though there aren’t any pyramids or Sistine Chapels to see in the city, there are a few fun activities that you can do to pass the time if you’re traveling to Tijuana for business, ...
Time Warp while Driving along Highway 15 in Mexico
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Time Warp while Driving along Highway 15 in Mexico

In this video we're driving to Mazatlan from Hermosillo. We joke that we've entered a "time warp" somewhere along the way. ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Mazatlan to Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Mazatlan to Guanajuato, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

We arrived in Mazatlan late on January 29th, 2017 with our two cats, Garfield and Babylonia. We’d driven first from Tijuana to Hermosillo the first day and then from Hermosillo to Mazatlan where we spent the night in an AirBnB vacation rental in a gated community. Mazatlan is a city that’s overflowing with expats. The climate seems perfect, but the social aspects of living in a city overrun with foreigners ...
My Muted Dental Nightmare: Shoulda Gotten Sedation — By Jennifer Shipp
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My Muted Dental Nightmare: Shoulda Gotten Sedation — By Jennifer Shipp

Most Americans I know have never heard of medical tourism or, more specifically, dental tourism. What is it? Why do people do it? It seems stupid or crazy to go to a less developed country for medical care, right? When I tell people that we travel abroad to places like Thailand, India, Costa Rica, or Mexico for medical treatment, people imagine dirty exam rooms, primitive and substandard equipment. The ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Hermosillo to Mazatlan — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Hermosillo to Mazatlan — By Jennifer Shipp

Be sure to get plenty of cash or effectivo before leaving Hermosillo on this stretch of highway. You’ll need the cash for gas and toll fees. The highways are more rough and less maintained between Hermosillo and Los Mochis (though there is road construction going on so they may be improved soon). This slows the driving down considerably.

I’ve included the cost of the tolls that I was able ...
Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo — By Jennifer Shipp
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Notes on Driving in Mexico: Tijuana to Hermosillo — By Jennifer Shipp

John, Lydian, and I drove from Tijuana to Guanajuato, Mexico (the city, not the state) between January 28 and January 30, 2017. I took videos along the way (See Driving from Tijuana to Hermosillo for video footage) and made notes of important aspects of the trip to make driving in Mexico more accessible to other people who’d like to undertake the journey. We drove this route in a 2008 Prius with our two ...
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