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Old 10-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #10516
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To me hotels are not the reason for travel , they all
look the same once you are asleep .
All food makes a turd and the finest wine turns to piss, too, but its nice to have a nice meal now and then.

The point is, one can also mix it up without being wealthy. Staying in a nicely located and appointed place to suit your taste doesn't mark anyone as a spendthrift either.

Back to Mexico, specifically, you can travel virtually anywhere and find accommodations to suit every budget and taste and everything in between.

I'm sure my kids would like me to sleep on the side of the road and leave my hotel money to them, but jajaja, all they're getting is a copy of my travel photos and a nice note at my funeral.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #10517
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All food makes a turd..........
Oooooooh, if only it were so.

Remember Catemaco??
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:04 PM   #10518
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Oooooooh, if only it were so.

Remember Catemaco??


Ok all food makes a turd as long as you're not suffering from the effects of a bad egg eaten earlier in the day. Then, it makes a er....well, you can create your own imagery
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #10519
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Ok all food makes a turd as long as you're not suffering from the effects of a bad egg eaten earlier in the day. Then, it makes a er....well, you can create your own imagery
Thanks. I did.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:14 PM   #10520
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Time to Clear the Mind

And think fresh thoughts...

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:33 PM   #10521
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Hey Oyster, the Roji has lots of errors, stop in and I can take you to a few.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #10522
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Hey Oyster, the Roji has lots of errors, stop in and I can take you to a few.
I'll second that Oyster. The deal is they are using data from INEGI, the Mexican version of the USGS. I have been told that a lot of the GPS data is also from INEGI and has many of the same errors. I have checked Google maps against the GR and it is correct where the 2011 edition of the book is wrong in a few spots.

But I have to say that my Gui Roji has never locked up on me and it has never lost power or needed a re-boot. I have never had to charge it or change a battery. It doesn't work that well when wet, the pages stick together but its is still usable. Another plus is that you can swat flies with it, something you should not do with your GPS
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:15 PM   #10523
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+1 I always fear that they are going to say no TVIP for you Johnny, go back to your quiet desperation in Estados Unidos. Then when they nod their head and go over to the TVIP printer, I have the little twinge of excitement of knowing my adventure is going to happen.
Living in Sonora with the free zone 60 miles to the west, I have the benefit of crossing without a TVIP into the zone and then sneaking out of the free zone to get home to Banamichi if there is an issue. Whenever there has been a problem, a different day and a different agent on the desk and everything is fine. The crziest was when I was told I couldn't get a new permit early, I had to wait for it to expire and come back in 3 days. I guess I screwed up by saying I wanted a new one before I turned in the old. Really bummed me out that I had to ride the Rio Sonora route twice that week.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #10524
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Hey Oyster, the Roji has lots of errors, stop in and I can take you to a few.
I bet you can and I will try to take you up on that offer!
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #10525
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Seriously, you can actually see some errors from the mountain tops!
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #10526
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Way cool. I want to see them. In SE Argentina you can almost see the rock flowing, the synclines I think they are called are like waves. Climate change can't hold a candle to tectonic change. It is amazing to me that tectonic plate theory did not even exist when I was in school in the last century. When we get to see it in action it is fearsome. How do you account for visible errors in modern maps? I was in Hells Canyon last month and found some USGS monuments that were shot in the mid-40's they are pretty much spot on by my Garmin Montana, which is not always so spot on. It frequently can't find North... my Suunto always does... and without electricity.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #10527
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Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift in 1915. This gave birth to plate tectonics.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:14 PM   #10528
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Well, one way to account for errors on modern Mexican maps is because the map maker is dumb enough to beleve what some state bureaucrat tells them.
The absolute best maps I have ever used here were Russian topographic maps I had loaded into an old Nokia cel phone and some free aviation maps I downloaded.
One of the best emails I ever got was from SR when he sent me a geological service map for my favorite areas south southwest of Orizaba. That was damn near "map porn" it was so good to look at!
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #10529
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Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift in 1915. This gave birth to plate tectonics.
But if it wasn't in the text books, it didn't exist
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:17 PM   #10530
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