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RE: QTLA9111, donde esta?

Too funny. Wife was on a couple websites looking at locations in SMA and Queratero to rent for a few months for the winter. Are you moving to SMA? Not permanently as of yet. It would be nice to rent out for the winter and use it ourselves in the summer when the sun is sitting on top of northern Mexico. It will be a while until it's furnished. But it will be fun in the process.
qtla9111 09/24/21 01:22pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: QTLA9111, donde esta?

Better you guys are taking a break from me, all the gloom and doom I spread. :) We are currently in San Miguel de Allende and the weather couldn't be better. Working on the new house and we have found a place to park the RV when we come down. Waiting for December school vacation to take the RV somewhere like Durango and then final retirement for the SO is April 14th. Online classes make it easier to travel. Like everyone else, we just want all this to go away but experts say we still have another year at least. No planes, trains, or buses for us until such time it is deemed safe. I am still concerned about rv travel in Mexico as things aren't getting any better even here in gringolandia SMA. We're housesitting in a very exclusive part of rural SMA (million-dollar-plus homes just 5 km from town) and a body was dumped on the street over the weekend with a message, Wednesday night was a massacre in downtown SMA. I guess you can't escape it but from my POV when you're two old farts pulling a travel trailer with Mexican plates it's either you're suspect or they think we are ex-circus acrobats scouting for the Atayde Circus group (and those are true stories). If anyone remembers Rosie's Rv Park in Cuidad Victoria, she was behind us as we pulled into the gates. She started honking and waving at us. She pulled up beside us and said, "no circus folk allowed here". :) HAGD
qtla9111 09/24/21 09:12am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

Only 71? More shootings than that on Chicago expressways. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/08/interstate-57-shooting-halsted-street/ Actually, in this administration, there have been a total of 89,000 homicides to date (Dec 2018 to date). As for the 71, that number was corrected today. In a stretch of 26 km, a total of 157 people have disappeared including their cars and cell phone signals. This is since the beginning of the year. Not sure what is to follow. The past (2008 to 2012) is rearing its ugly head here where I live. I won't give the details but if you've heard of it, it's happening again. Abrazos, no balazos (hugs not bullets). We did take a car trip up to the mountains from the house. 45 minutes to 6500 feet hoping the road was good enough to take the rv. Still not recovered since the last hurricane. It's so frickin' hot now, 40C today, we just have to wait. But we're ready to get back on the road here in Mexico, although I would love to do Hwy 90 through west Texas in the winter. We just bought a second home in San Miguel de Allende. That will make for a great summer escape in the future.
qtla9111 08/18/21 06:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: UK and Mexico

We've been vaccinated since May. I had to raise a stink in our local municipal office to get the second shot which came two days later. Now we find out that Sinovac may not have been effective and not accepted by the U.S. Our new governor is forming a caravan to the U.S. to get Nuevoleoneses vaccinated there. We're not waiting for the feds to do anything. In the meantime, my motto: Trust no one. Are they (Mexicans) going to be allowed across the border for a jab? Is that essential? Travel agencies and airlines have been selling vaccination tours since March. You fly to Houston and they get you into HEB or CVS for the vaccine. If you are a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident, you can get the shot. Essential travel is also being used by Mexicans who have parents or siblings in the U.S. who need some type of care. Those decisions are made by the agent at the border entry. Proof of illness, letters or emails, photos of the person and info to verify their existence in the country. Short answer, we are waiting for more info. Like I said, here in the north we are not fond of the feds telling us how to live.
qtla9111 08/12/21 12:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: UK and Mexico

We've been vaccinated since May. I had to raise a stink in our local municipal office to get the second shot which came two days later. Now we find out that Sinovac may not have been effective and not accepted by the U.S. Our new governor is forming a caravan to the U.S. to get Nuevoleoneses vaccinated there. We're not waiting for the feds to do anything. In the meantime, my motto: Trust no one.
qtla9111 08/12/21 06:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: UK and Mexico

Mexico has not abandoned the vaccination process. However, it is extremely slow for a North American country. As you can see by the chart below that only 32% of Mexicans have received two doses and 20% have received just one dose. https://i.imgur.com/a876X5ql.jpg Hospitals are again filling up and are full in some cities. The president said today that he refuses to make CDMX a red light and it will stay in orange, this is to protect the economy. The U.S. has agreed to send an additional 8.5 million doses but I am not sure why Mexico isn't buying them as it is not for a lack of money.
qtla9111 08/11/21 05:59pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: UK and Mexico

It could have a lot to do with rv and Mexico. If the UK imposes barriers to Mexico travel the usa could follow suit. So far the USA has not considered quarantines. Many countries have done this If travelers had to quarantine in a hotel that would end any North American visitors. One might say that is nuts. That would never happen. But with a variant that is getting out of control and lots of unmasked Americans the US government might have to take drastic measures . X2
qtla9111 08/10/21 05:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

I agree with Chris. In fact it is probably worse than he is stating. I cross back and forth across the border frequently. Over a dozen times this year alone. There have been problems in Nuevo Laredo and at the Colombia crossing for the last year or so. These kidnappings have been taken place within kilometers of the government checkpoints on Hwy 85. The Guardia Nacional, Policia Estado, transitos and the cartels are all the same in that area. They are working together. There is NO law and order. Anybody else posting cross frequently? Not over the years but in the last 6 months or so. The area doesn't pass my smell test. I have avoided taking that route for the last year and will drive extra miles to do so.ยด It's been a long time since we have been to the U.S. What about Reynosa? Unless we are going to travel in the U.S. such as West Texas or San Antonio, we would most likely go via Reynosa for shopping or South Padre Island. We are also considering the Colombia Hwy from Monterrey which dead heads at the bridge. There is no detour from the highway which I believe is the problem heading up Hwy85 and then heading west to Colombia. So via Hwy 1, all that can be avoided.
qtla9111 08/09/21 11:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico's Highway Of Death

What does this have to do with RVing in Mexico and South America? Just about everything considering that Laredo is a major crossing point for rvers on the east side of the country. Not to mention that some of those people who have disappeared are Americans. We know of rvers who have been pulled over by cartel members outside of Nuevo Laredo and forced to pay $325 or more. So the impact is important and people need to be careful. Remember, abrazos no balazos.
qtla9111 08/09/21 05:26am RVing in Mexico and South America
Mexico's Highway Of Death

Numbers vary, but families and business owners say the real numbers are over 150. People working in Laredo from Monterrey/Saltillo or people simply driving back and forth have disappeared into thin air. Cellphones go dead, cars disappear and police, local, federal and national guard don't seem to be doing much of anything. The president refuses to address the issue. The area is exact, between km21 and the border bridges in Laredo. Apart from this, extortions and carjackings continue. I know some people will say it hasn't happen to them, well, good luck. Number Of Missing On Mexico's Highway Of Death Rise To 71
qtla9111 08/08/21 05:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

Mexico's President on Covid vaccinations Very similar to his belief that when he took office the pharma companies that provided medicines to our social system were monopolies. He eliminated all 10 of them and since then over 3500 children have died needlessly because he refuses to buy their cancer treatments. Mexico news is like anywhere else. There are two sides to everything. Yesterday he held a Consulta Popular, the first in a series of many he will have. It was to determine if the ex-presidents should be investigated for corruption and then tried. The law in the Mexican Constitution already provides for that. He spent 26 million dollars on the vote yesterday and no one showed up (only 7% of the population). That money could have done one of the following things: Built 1749 low-income homes with a median value of 300,000 pesos Provided 10,600,000 food hampers Purchased 59,666 weekly cancer treatments for children. It is important to stay abreast of Mexican news so that tourists, residents, and Mexicans know where their pesos and dollars go in a country where 50% don't pay taxes and the rest is pilfered away on such nonsense that the law already provides for. Most North Americans should be appalled at the simple fact that he supports Cuba, the Cuban Revolution, and sent three ships this last week with food supplies, a tanker with diesel, and a ship carrying medicines that are needed just as badly here at home especially for innocent children who are part of our universal health care system.
qtla9111 08/02/21 05:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: New TIP

So the TIP is issued and is on the phone. If the phone gets stolen how do you prove to the Policia Federeal that the unit is not "ilegal" in Mexico? You probably will need to get a decal. navegator And I wouldn't trust a transito to know that either or they would use it as an excuse for extortion. I don't doubt that it's true but what a silly idea.
qtla9111 08/02/21 12:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

Just about everything can be had online but for a price. Rv parts, vitamins, tires, things that used to be hard to come by are found on Amazon Mexico, Autozone and Mercadolibre. Don't forget a Costco and Sam's on every corner. My LTH deep cycle batteries are doing fine and cost me the same as Costco (Costco Mexico doesn't carry them anymore that I know of) plus I get a 48-month guarantee and they will come to the house to install and replace. Most large tire outlets can now order what you want, and I agree with Talleyho69, we always ask for tires that are less than six months old and the seller always complies. Ordering from the states in some cases takes time. We have a mailbox in Laredo, TX and the sister box is here in Monterrey. My new rv cover had a $50 import charge including delivery to Monterrey. We can't cross the border now anyway, and I wouldn't drive to Laredo if you paid me. The gas alone would be more than the $50 so it all comes out in the wash. Teslas are everywhere now, Volts, and just about every other taxi is a Prius.
qtla9111 08/02/21 08:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Travelling is not getting easier

The president has made it very clear. There will be no booster shots and no vaccines for children under 12. His goal is not to spend money and it only comes back to bite Mexico in the behind. Based on his stance, things will only get worse in the short term. We all need to accept reality. A pandemic lasts approx. 3 years. Variants were not figured into the equation. The sooner people follow the rules, and countries work together instead of against each other, it will come to an end. Another observation. Having spent a month in San Miguel de Allende, reading Mexico and ex-pat forums, it is truly surprising how little information people have about the places they travel and live outside their respective countries. I won't go into details on news, you can look it up yourselves. Be informed on what is happening in Mexico in terms of safety, security, the pandemic. and politics. Those four things are impacting these conversations now.
qtla9111 07/30/21 05:53pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Sinovac is not approved by the U.S. and 13 million doses were administered in Mexico. Now they say it is not effective after six months and the secretary of health announced that there will be no boosters. Does this mean that Mexicans vaccinated with Sinovac will not be able to visit the U.S.? Children will not be vaccinated.
qtla9111 07/29/21 05:40pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Too bad they sent out all that money to people living in other countries when the money was meant to stimulate their own economy. 1.5 million Americans live in Mexico times $3000 and it went to another economy?
qtla9111 07/24/21 05:54pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

All true. Imagine how many businesses shut down in 1918 just after WWI attempting to recover not to mention all the lives lost. We will recover, business will return. What won't return are the millions who have died, and those that will suffer long-term illnesses. Why do we keep forgetting this? If we had worked together instead of against each other, this wouldn't have turned out this way.
qtla9111 07/22/21 06:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

The US just renewed the closing for another month. I really do not think it will open for a long time. Maybe not this year Agreed. With the current threat of variants and the fast rise in cases again, I'm thinking another year and a half. The last epidemic was three years, even with the vaccine it won't be shortened because of the lack of doses and those not wanting to take the shot. Just returned from SMA and the majority of gringos refuse to wear a mask not to mention following other simple rules including leashing their dogs and cheating on their electric meters. What's wrong with people? Do they believe this is a country without laws? Whoever said, "do as the Romans do" was an idiot. Oh, I just Googled it, no wonder. :)
qtla9111 07/21/21 08:51am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border News

Any news about vaccinated Mexicans and land border crossing to the U.S.? We found out this week that the Sinovac vaccine is one of the least effective and we will need a booster. Some rumors, I haven't confirmed, say there will be a list of accepted vaccinations in the near future that will be allowed to cross into the U.S. by land. Sinovac may not be one of them.
qtla9111 07/19/21 05:34pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: House sitting

Many groups on Facebook by state as well as international. We house sit in Mexico for ex-pats. House & Pet Sitting On Facebook
qtla9111 07/17/21 07:24am General RVing Issues
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