Hotel Posada Mina
Travel Blogs from Nuevo Laredo
There is something unique about living on the border. It's not like you are living in Mexico, but at the same time, it doesn't feel like you're in America either. Laredo boasts a population which is 96 percent hispanic, and although Laredo looks much nicer compared to it's sister city on the other side, Nuevo Laredo (trust me on that one), it's hard not to feel like an outsider when you are surrounded by people of Mexican decent pretty ...
This state park was clean and quiet. There were not many RV's here either, so we had the place to ourselves. It was also very hot. We were in the middle of a heat wave, so temps were in the 100's, just as they were in Zapata. But, for the first time in weeks, we got to go for a swim in a ...
... through the Mexican border war zone that is inhabited
and infested with drug gangs, bandito's, desperado's, corrupt police and Mexicans..
One person confided in me that she put her money in a sanitary napkin
- I will not say where she put the sanitary napkin,
but I will say that, that option is not available to me.....
When I came to Mexico in December/2011 - gas was 80 cents a litre..
And about $5.00 a gallon in the USA..
... toll bridge into the U.S.A.--- Half way over I saw an opportunity to make a U-turn in the middle of the bridge, I took it and got away with it... If I had not done that, I would have had to deal with the U.S.A. Border Guards again - another hour to ramsack my car looking for drugs, guns and money - to get into the
U.S.A. - another hour for the Border Guards to ramsack my car looking for drugs, guns and ...
... sense and a concern for my personal safety....
I have to get a tourist permit/visa (required to stay overnite in Mexico), a car permit and Mexican Car Insurance - required by Mexican law..... and gas up. May leave later in the day, like in the afternoon.
We will see.........
Listened to Leonard Cohen CDs yesterday:
- "I Wonder What They Meant, When They Said Repent"
-" Closing Time"
Other places to stay in Nuevo Laredo
Paseo Colon 3333, Nuevo Laredo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Avenida Reforma 5530, Nuevo Laredo | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Av Cesar Lopez de Lara 3940, Nuevo Laredo | 2 star hotelfrom $67
Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio 5939, Nuevo Laredo | 2 star hotelfrom $71
Av Reforma 5430, Nuevo Laredo | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Ave Cesar Lopez de Lara 3446, Nuevo Laredo | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Ave Reforma 5102 , Nuevo Laredo | 3 star hotelfrom $80