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RE: Where are the RV's?

Many of the Canadians are from BC. But they had such horrible weather problems, Rain, mudslides, closed highways, that they were unable to get away. Now throw in Omicron and many will be staying home. Some will be worried that the US border will close again leaving everyone stranded. Of course Trudeau did not help. He is advising Canadians to not not travel and warning that returning could be difficult. i,e testing and quarantining. We are in Kino but taking the Bluebird to Quartzsite for a month. But if Omnicron or regular Covid gets out of hand we will retreat to Mexico. Everyone here follows the rules. You cannot get into an Oxxo without a mask. Some of the small Supers have a take out window. You give the clerk your order and he brings it to the window. No entering the store. Maybe it is just my imagination but we feel safer in our Pueblo. I have seen a few RV's here but I think they are regulars. The highway from Nogales is full of Paisanos. Most of them are caravaning for safety reasons. Thus a bunch get to the toll booth at the same time. 1.5 hour waits. 3 hours to get your Car permit or FMM. If you come with an online permit still have to get in the long line.Until Xmas those heading North are also waiting a few hours at Nogales. Cross border shoppers.
moisheh 12/19/21 06:21pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Immigration crack down

Big C. Although Sonia has a lot of knowledge about Mexico I lost all faith in her when she was processing vehicle imports not according to the rules. She certainly is proud of herself. It is on her best interest to scare people into getting a permanent or temporary visa.
moisheh 12/15/21 03:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Inflation in Mexico

timetoroll. There is no comparison of poverty levels between Mexico and either Canada or the USA. Plus the social safety nets in Mexico do not provide much help.Big cities in Mexico do provide some help buy all along the coast with fishing villages it is another world.Poverty is when a Mother and her 2 small children live in a casa de carton. No front door just a barrel to keep the dogs out. There is no running water inside. Just a faucet outside. Dirt floor. A kitchen table with a broken leg and a plastic fisherman's plastic box for support. No food in the house. It is December and cold. The one bed has no blankets. Just a bunch of stuffed animals with the children underneath. No income. The mother has little education and no work skills. Her husband went away and never returned. She survives with some help from DIF ( social services) But it is not enough. Some neighbors help but they too are poor. I saw this my first year in Kino. We were delivering Xmas hampers. Brought on tears. This is poverty.
moisheh 12/05/21 06:07am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What food can I bring ...

Smoked turkeys are available. mexican smoked pork chops are delicious and cheap/ Why would you want to bring milk. There are some excellent brands of UHT milk that need no refrigeration. whole, 2% and fat free. Even lactose free. The yoghurts are great. Especially Danone. bachoco chicken breast are very inexpensive and better than in the states. You can get hamburger so lean you cannot make patties. Eggs are everywhere. One thing lacking is decent cold cuts. The wieners are gross. Bologna also not good. There are some good sliced hams. Sliced roast beef is hard to find. Soft drinks are full of sugar. About double compared to the US. Jumex juice is also very good. Be adventurous.
moisheh 12/04/21 04:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What food can I bring ...

Everything you mentioned can be bought in Mexico. You are not helping the Mexican economy by bringing in American food. I can understand someone bringing in their favorite snack os some exotic item. But milk,eggs, chicken ,hamburger. That should be illegal. Why bother coming to Mexico!!
moisheh 12/04/21 11:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Crossing Back Into The U.S.

It is always great to be home again!
moisheh 12/03/21 12:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Inflation in Mexico

Unfortunately law and reality are often different. Even some Government agencies cheat the employees out of the Aguinaldo In rural areas of Sonora contractors often cheat the system! Some also do not offer Seguro Social. Or they pay the employees minimum wage on the books and the rest in cash. Thus the benefits of Seguro are almost worthless. Small Mexican employers often treat their employees like slaves. This is wrong but the above happens. Yet we know people that had decent jobs at the Ford plant. However Ford does not put up with nonsense. If your Aunt in Sinaloa is ill you cannot take time off to vist her. So the employee quits or is fired and ends up as a clerk in Oxxo. There is more than one Mexico. Rural areas are much different than big cities. Of course there is also more than one USA or Canada.
moisheh 12/03/21 06:27am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Inflation in Mexico

Not to worry-minimum wage is rising to 172.87 pesos. Of course almost no on ever works for that wage. However it is not unusual to be paid 1500 pesos for 5.5 days of work. A worker also gets social security that includes, health care(which sometimes has no value), pension and workers comp. Workers also get Aguinaldo(sp). This is a hefty xmas bonus based on your wages. Some Mexican employers lay off all their workers in December to avoid the bonus. Welcome to the real Mexico.
moisheh 12/02/21 07:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
Inflation in Mexico

Lately El Imparcial has had many articles about the excessive inflation. Sonora is the hot dog capital of Mexico. A steamed bun with one or 2 weibies is stuffed full of onions, tomatoes, chilis, mayo and much more. It takes parctice to eat one standing up. Downtown in HMO there are dozens of vendors. they are usually 20 pesos . But thge cost of the ingredients has gone up. A case of tomatoes used to be around 150 pesos. Now they are 500. Onions up about 15%. Even the wienies are up. Now the price is 25 pesos but will have to go up even more. Other food products are also going up. In Canada or the USA this might be an inconvenience but in a country with a huge % of people living below the poverty line it means going hungry. Wages have really not risen much. However I have not noticed a lot of shortages. Last week red onions were hard to find. Most meets are available. Peso dropped the other day but has recovered some. Today I received 21.8 pesos per dollar including the ATM fee.
moisheh 11/30/21 06:19pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Changes abound

Mexicans love acronyms. CDMX is Ciudad de Mexico. AMLO is an acronym d for the present Presidente of of Mexico. IMSS is short for the Social Security system. There are hundreds of them. Expats also have some: SMA is San Miguel de Allende. NOB is North of the Border. SOB is south of the border. Feel free to join in with more.
moisheh 11/30/21 05:47pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Living in Mexico on a tourist Visa. Legal or Illegal?

Maybe you don't have recent experience but you always have your wisdom!
moisheh 11/28/21 04:49pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Living in Mexico on a tourist Visa. Legal or Illegal?

Belgique!!!! A voice from the pa st.
moisheh 11/27/21 05:22pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: They are coming!!!

On our inbound trip there were 3 BC units at 21. As well a umber of 4 wheelers heading to homes in San Carlos.
moisheh 11/25/21 05:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Changes abound

Tallyho. Thanks for that tip. I wnt to Hmo today and sure enough it asked me if aI wanted to decline. Checked my bank account and wit the ATM fee rate was 20.9 as for the pump I bought a new one and will have the old one rebuilt. The opposite of Murphy's' law is that if you have a spare nothing ever goes wrong! The traffic in HMO is like the game fast and furious except it is for real.
moisheh 11/24/21 07:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Changes abound

Being away for 20 months I noticed lots of changes. The road From the border to HMO is fantastic. Mostly concrete and 4 lanes. Still a little construction. Kino is experiencing a construction boom. Lots of small hotels and one really big one( for Kino). 20 months with no one living in the house is hard on everything. Got here with no internet, no landline and my Mexican cell needs a sim card. The house water pump is being replaced soon. There is a new well and the water is not longer salty. Pot holes on the mine road are like a game of dodgem. Some are 4 ft. by 4 ft.. There are 3 psots on the main road through new Kino where the road is eaten away. Was like this 20 months ago and now is worse. Down to 1.5 lanes. Very dangerous. Does not look like it will be fixed until someone dies, Withdrew pesos from a bank that we always use. They only charge 23.50 pesos and used to get a good exchange rate. But I noticed they now charge a 5.4% upcharge. I saw this once 2 years ago at some mickey mouse but it looks like others are following suit. Too bad as this bank lets us take out 8000 pesos at a time. Will try Citibank next time. I think they allow 6000 pesos and the fee is around 45 pesos
moisheh 11/23/21 05:35pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border is open

Amlo is insisting that no fuels be imported. Mexico does not produce ulsd. Someone posted a Gov. Website that listed fuel prices. I noticed that it stated the fuel would be from 15 to 500 ppm. 15 ir less is ulsd Anything over that is just low sulfur. Playaboy are you seeing 2 different pumps at some stations?
moisheh 11/13/21 09:30am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border is open

Tallyho. How much is Diesel? Thanks
moisheh 11/11/21 07:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

Fort Morgan,CO 22 degrees tonight. Bahia de Kino 85 tomorrow.Take your pick.
moisheh 11/10/21 05:52pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

We crossed at Pembina this am. Waited for one car. No problems. Only saw 3 rv"s all the way to Sioux City
moisheh 11/09/21 05:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border Crossing Pictures!!!

SIL called and said the highway to Coutts has had RV'rs parked in small towns for the last 2 days. I guess they all want to be first.
moisheh 11/07/21 11:13am RVing in Mexico and South America
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