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rocmoc

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This is Great, Keep it up!

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rocmoc wrote:

This is Great, Keep it up! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico

No it isn't. We had thought that we wouldn't go this year, again, but this thread is stirring some wanderlust. Yeah, keep it up.


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One of the most important phases I learned in Mexico when ordering a drink was "no hielo" (no ice). Many people avoid the water, but get ice in drinks and wonder why they get an upset stomach when they've been so careful about what they eat and drink. Be careful of frozen margaritas.


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Just a quick note on emergency's and all, the State of Sonora has adopted the 911 emergency number. If you are in Sonora and have a problem dial 911 and you will be talking to an English speaking agent. Salud and Welcome home to Mexico!


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Russ: Back in April some billboards went up announcing the 911 number. Unfortunately at that time it would not work from a landline nor a US cell. Only from a Mexican cell. I tried the # and got a Spanish speaking operator. Has it now been improved? Have you tried the # from a USA cell? Thanks

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Get a replacement drivers license from your home state or province or make a good photocopy of your drivers license. Police will on occasion hold your drivers license until you give them what they want.
Diesel truck owners should bring along an oil filter or two because it's hard to find the filters in Mexico.
Let your credit card companies know you're going to Mexico. Last summer my gas card was shut off after I used it once in Quebec.
Get away from the border and it gets much safer.





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I steel pop rivet my license plates on my vehicles so they can't disappear or become hostage. Oh yeah LOL, I do this for my permanent home in Arizona also! I additionally have hidden kill switches and use them ALWAYS both SOB & NOB. I would rather have a broken window than a stolen vehicle.

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rocmoc wrote:

I steel pop rivet my license plates on my vehicles so they can't disappear or become hostage. Oh yeah LOL, I do this for my permanent home in Arizona also! I additionally have hidden kill switches and use them ALWAYS both SOB & NOB. I would rather have a broken window than a stolen vehicle.

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I do the same thing great idea. I have Sonoran plates and they tend to disappear at places in AZ so I am better safe than sorry

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Slow down -- there are many places where the posted speed limit is faster than the safe speed.

When you have to pull off the road, watch out for low shoulders -- there is sometimes a drop of several inches to a foot, and you might roll over if you are not going very slowly.

Almost any dish can be ordered al mojo de ajo -- an amazing garlic sauce. Just make sure that your traveling companion orders the same thing.


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Looking forward to Halloween to start our 10th winter in Sonora. Light, lo-fat, no-fat foods are very limited SOB but it is improving each year. We stock up on some odds and ends that make our time there even better. For example, diet tonic water is almost unheard of and difficult to find. They have peanut butter but we prefer US types. There are some wonderful Mexican cheeses and even Mennonite, but Swiss and Cheddar are usually hard to find. Even though Sonora is the beef capitol of Mexico, finding a good T-bone steak or thick sirloin can be a real challenge since beef tends to be sold cut very thin for asada dishes. We fill the coach freezer with properly aged beef going south and return to the US with the same freezer filled with shrimp. Take lots of good freezer bags. Disposable batteries are expensive so stock up before you cross the border. Most important is to bring a big smile and be patient as everything goes slow SOB...except for the buses and trucks on the autopistas.
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