Araiza Inn Hotel
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It's finally the day when I head south of the border. The crossing was fairly smooth; I got el Burro insured for Mexico, and spent about an hour at immigration and customs. Only one person was working at each, and everything gets done in triplicate, so it took awhile. Fortunately, there weren't too many people ahead of me, and I had Duolingo on my phone to keep me busy. I handed over cash, and got enough stamps to keep me legal, ...
... crossing at Ojinaga, my intended point of entry. However, conducting my nightly research in the Lost Horse Saloon did not prove fruitful (at least not for information). Not a single person I talked to had driven the 100km south to cross the border. When asked, the most common reason was "I don't want to die," (coming in at a close second was "I want to live."). One New Mexican couple even spent an evening brainstorming way to help ...
... and they tell me there’s a bus at 2 p.m. Another Mexican friend says there’s also one at 11 a.m. With that info in hand I decide that I’ll crash a night in Hermosillo, then maybe take half a day out to Bahia Kino and back—looking for an ironwood carver (long story), then back to Hermosillo and continue onward.
Of course the Kino leg is optional, subject to my shifting moods and desire to do business ...
Fourth of July. How ironic that my first Independence Day as an American citizen is the day we cross the border to Mexico for a year-long trip away from US soil. As we get closer to the border US patrols intercept cars for 'random' checks. I feel nervous. All these crazy stories about Mexico dance in the back of my head.
We get to the first border control where a US guard does a quick inspection and asks us if we ...
... we found the hotel it was in a tip of an area and no ways were we going out side after dark.
These last few days have sure proved to be a major problem for us all. Not being able to walk into the towns we stay in meant we cannot use ATMs or find nice restaurants etc. Of course on the country roads we could always get food and banks along the way but on motorways there is simply nothing to be had. When we do find ATMs they are always "Out of Order".