Trip Start May 10, 2007
91Trip End May 30, 2008
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Mexico reminds me somehow of France 20 years ago. Nothing is "perfect" but everything
works in spite. So mexicans have a good sense to improvise! which is good!
You can enjoy natur without getting stuck in regulations. As a Westy Camper you shure like
to find a "natural spot" at night and not end up on an concrete parking of an RV-park.
On the other hand it is hard to find, as mexicasn road planers forgot to build any side-stops,
or even rest areas and they forgot to plant many trees to give people shade
So you are lucky to find a lonesome quarry or sideroad into a field.
EL PASO to Mexico:
My first destination was the Copper Canyon (Baranca de cobre), which is about 500 miles south of the border.
I took the border crossing at Santa Theresa, just 20 miles west of el paso. much less busy
and it interconnects to Mexican highway 2 that leads westwards.
Note that Gas is just about the same price as in US.
about 100 miles west on hwy 2 you come to a bigger mexican city. there you find all you need. gas, a Bank ATM for pesos, food, stores. about 10 pesos is 1 dollar.
hwy 2 is actually just a country road, but has very little traffic. plus, its free.
all interstate-like highways in mexico cost money and they are mostly worn out so its not fun to drive.
my advice, take the country roads.
i got stopped by the border police (if i had any drugs??) no i didnt.