Originally Posted by Sourjon
Very nice. I need to point my friends who say I will be killed or kidnapped in Mexico to this report.
Thanks. Yes there are a lot of misconceptions with regards to solo travel, or even group travel, in Mexico. Like traveling anywhere, common sense should govern. From the several ride reports you can see that there is quite a bit of myth-busting that ADVrider provides to the potential explorer of Mexico. I think what happens in general, however, is that bad incidents get passed around more than the pleasant incidents, hence the reputation grows that the travel into Mexico is unsafe. Language barriers, unfortunately, usually bring instant mistrust.
In my case, I perceive that there is more aggression directed against the rider here in the US, than what there is south of the border, both on and off the road.