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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 ...
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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 ...
4 Cancer Treatment Centers That Cure Cancer without Chemo in Tijuana, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp
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4 Cancer Treatment Centers That Cure Cancer without Chemo in Tijuana, Mexico — By Jennifer Shipp

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis. I’ve always felt that if a no-chemo, no-radiation cure existed for cancer, that would be quite a game changer in terms of how people view the world and their lives. What would you do differently if you didn’t have to worry about you or your loved ones undergoing chemo or radiation in a losing battle against cancer? No one wants to believe that they or their loved ones are ...
Driving in Mexico: Is it really dangerous? — By Jennifer Shipp
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Driving in Mexico: Is it really dangerous? — By Jennifer Shipp

I’ve heard so many bad things about driving to Mexico. I’ve seen so many movies that portray Mexico as such a hopelessly lawless place that, even though I’ve been there three other times, I still believe the hype. John, Lydi, and I drove from Cancun to Merida in the Yucatan on Highway 180D through Valladolid several years ago and that trip was so UN-dangerous as to be boring. A few days ago, we completed a ...
A Deadly Deluge or Just Wet Socks? — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Deadly Deluge or Just Wet Socks? — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, I was in The Zone for just a few minutes. Maybe an hour. I was working on a project and for the first time since Trump got elected, I was chill.I wasn’t worried.I didn’t have anxiety.I was just working, but in a place just slightly south of the border.I have not been “chill” since November. And this is not a political statement. Not really. No. It’s an a-political statement about ...
Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism in Tijuana — By Jennifer Shipp
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Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism in Tijuana — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, we crossed the Mexican border from San Diego to Tijuana. We’ll be heading south, by car to Guanajuato where we’ll stay for a while. But before we delve south into Mexico by car, John and I are getting our amalgam/mercury tooth fillings removed here in Tijuana.

As a medical writer for clients who hire me to put together data and content about controversial topics, I keep ...
Crossing the Tijuana Border
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Crossing the Tijuana Border

Crossing the Tijuana border was a straightforward process overall once we figured out where to go to get our Banjercito permit (since we were bringing a vehicle into Mexico). The wait for us in January 2017 was reasonable (30 to 45 minutes), but finding the Banjercito offices was the real challenge. We blew right through customs into Tijuana, thinking we'd find the offices on the "other side" of something. ...
From Mexico City to Teotihuacan: The Pyramids and the People — By Jennifer Shipp
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From Mexico City to Teotihuacan: The Pyramids and the People — By Jennifer Shipp

It’s hard to say which was more memorable: the adventure of taking public transportation or the Aztec ruins that lie just north of Mexico City. Initially, when we started toward the ruins on the Metro in Mexico City, we  thought it would take about forty five minutes to an hour to get there. Teotihuacan isn’t that far away from Mexico City and though we were staying in Coyoacan (southern Mexico City), it ...
The Island of the Dolls — By Lydian Shipp
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The Island of the Dolls — By Lydian Shipp

(NOTE: This post was written when I was 13. I edited it in 2017 for grammatical errors and other technical stuff, but maintained the content to preserve my 13-year-old perspective.)The Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas) was home to only one person, Julian Santana. He drowned in 2001 and there have been many suspicions about why exactly he drowned. The island is now run by his family members as a ...
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