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RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Actually Sharp was the hospital we took my brother too. $500 seemed amazingly cheap to us for an overnight ER stay and various tests. Also, regarding the comment about Canadien health care costs, it may be inexpensive, but all I ever hear from Canadien friends down here are complaints about the wait times for receiving treatment through the public health option. Seems a downside not often reported. Some report waiting 6-9 months or more for procedures like hip replacements and the like. They are now exploring their options here even if they have to pay out of pocket as they want to get things done sooner.
Lou Morris 11/13/20 02:26pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Two Medical Crises their Resolution and Costs

Had a similar experience earlier in the year in Mazatlan. Had to put my brother in the ER there. It was a late Friday night and he was the only patient there. They did CT scans, x-rays, various doctors involved, he ended up spending the night. When we picked him up the next morning the bill was about US$500. Just for comparison, I spent 4 hours in an ER in Denver a couple years back. Thought I was having heart problems, turned out to be a bad case of anxiety. A few docs spoke to me for a few minutes, a few nurses too. They poked a little, gave me some nitroglycerin, settled me down, let me rest a bit to get my heart rate down and sent me on my way. The bill was about $8000.
Lou Morris 11/11/20 06:22am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Any problems crossing the Laredo border going south lately?

Thanks. But as we all know, the official rules don't always match up with what actually happens, and can vary from one crossing to another. A few months ago these same rules applied yet travelers crossing south didn't notice any change from what I was told. I'm wanting to find out if anyone has crossed here (Laredo or Columbia) lately and what the experience was.
Lou Morris 10/01/20 11:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
Any problems crossing the Laredo border going south lately?

We're aiming to enter Mexico via the Laredo (or Columbia) crossing next week, bound for Sayulita. Since officially the regulations still say "essential travel only", just wondering if anyone has had any issues crossing any of the borders south of late? Also, we've never crossed at Laredo before (always used Nogales). Any tips on whether we should use Laredo or Columbia? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Lou Morris 10/01/20 10:34am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

You really get around. I'd be crossing south at Mariposa later this month. You're the first to verify that it might go as normal.
Lou Morris 06/09/20 08:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

I have crossed the border 4 times in the last month, 2 north and 2 south. Mexico is not stopping tourists entering Mexico by land. I have seen the southbound direction to be the same process as before the so called "restrictions" I have stood in line at IMM waiting to process my FMM. playaboy, thanks for that confirmation. Where did you cross the border at??
Lou Morris 06/09/20 06:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

Thanks for the info. Sounds like as usual it just depends on which gate you enter. Probably we'd be fine, but we may just wait until after June 22 before going across just to be safe. As for what one would do once there, we've been in Sayulita since December. Our trailer park of mostly Canadiens mostly cleared out a month or so ago when the covid panic began to seem real, but we decided to stick around. Quarantining on a quiet empty beach with cool breezes, fresh fish, warm ocean, good waves and an empty beachside trailer park seemed preferable to all that's going on north of the border. The beach has been officially closed since before Easter, and we see on and off patrols both by police and the marines, sometimes daily (though less so lately) to keep people from hanging around on the beach. But people behave like mice, when the cat leaves the mice emerge again. There were even a few arrests on the beach a few weeks back. An unlucky surfer emerging from the water just when the cops showed up, then a few days later a group of Euro tourists partying on the empty beach like it was all their own (they ended up just paying off the cops, so it all seemed just a revenue generating exercise). At first they were even demanding surfers stay out of the water, but now we surf when we want. The patrols sometimes threaten and wave at us but don't do anything. During the day the beach stays pretty quiet but we walk dogs etc. At sunset people come out to play as it seems the police have all checked out by then. All in all most agree it has been the quietest and most pleasant time here in maybe 20 years. Like the sleepy pre-boom days. As quarantines go, we feel fortunate to be here. Some distancing going on, some mask wearing, but less and less as time goes by and people relax about it or question what the fuss was about (in our empty trailer park we have built-in distancing). Tiendas and fish markets are open as is Costco in Vallarta so we are well stocked, but most shops and hotels and restaurants remain closed. Word is however that Nayarit may opening for business soon. People want to get back to business, need to make some money, but it does feel too soon, like it (covid) hasn't really hit here yet. Have there been cases here? No one knows the truth it seems, but we just heard an entire family the next town south of us has tested positive. Once tourists start coming back and partying all could turn. We'll find out.
Lou Morris 06/04/20 10:25am RVing in Mexico and South America
Anyone cross the border from US to Mexico lately?

Wondering if anyone has tried to cross (drive) into Mexico lately, at either Nogales or Lukeville, on a tourist visa? We may need to go to Arizona for a few days this month, but wonder if it will be possible to re-enter Mexico on a tourist visa, given the current border restrictions (essential services only, etc.)? The current restrictions are supposed to end June 22 but who knows? FYI a Canadien friend yesterday drove north across the Laredo border into the US in his RV. He said it was easy, no questions asked. He was surprised.
Lou Morris 06/03/20 11:30am RVing in Mexico and South America
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