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Old 05-24-2017, 10:40 AM   #1
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Traveling USA to Costa Rica

Remember when I mentioned that I like to buy a bus travel to Costa Rica
and then one guy told me I will be lucky to arrive in one piece, which might or might not be true, I am not a fortune teller, his reasoning was how dangerous it is and the news are full of murdered travelers and kidnappings,

found this article to support his concern which does not mean something can happen: but I like to highlight, when this guy said one has to be stupid!

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Drug trafficers, Highway robbers, and bears, oh my.
Of the areas getting bad press, we went through a lot of them. We crossed into Mexico through Nogales, and drove down Hwy 15 through Sonora, Sinaloa, biked our way through the Sierras to Chihuahua, before driving on to Nayarit and Jalisco.

The border areas have a particularly bad reputation. This is where pressure between the narco-trafficers and the police is highest. Since the police are easily corruptible, the military have been brought in, and youíll see trucks of armed soldiers roving around in pickup trucks.

But while the battle is between the narcoís and the federales, youíd have to be unlucky or stupid to get in the middle. Donít traffic drugs, and listen to the locals if they warn you not to go somewhere. In my time in Mexico I didnít come across anyone who had run into this sort of trouble.
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I think the trick to traveling through Mexico is number one knowing the language and number two even if you have money don't show it and be kind courteous and respectful. thank you
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I think the trick to traveling through Mexico is number one knowing the language and number two even if you have money don't show it and be kind courteous and respectful. thank you
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speaking the language helps, but is not necessary

showing money, is the dumbest thing one can do anywhere in the world
those times have past long ago,
who does not know yet, lives in a BOX or in the Himalayan mountains and never left
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I love that video it makes me a little uncomfortable but it's funny
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That would be an interesting trip hopefully you have air ride and a Shortbus I just spent a week in Costa Rica and if you don't want to take the long way around everything there are shortcuts but the roads get Steep and narrow , a hairpin turn occasionally or driving through a shallow river can save you hours of driving.
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I love that video it makes me a little uncomfortable but it's funny
Me too, man, me too. My boss was TOTALLY inspired by it, like, it changed his life!
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Remember when I mentioned that I like to buy a bus travel to Costa Rica
and then one guy told me I will be lucky to arrive in one piece, which might or might not be true, I am not a fortune teller, his reasoning was how dangerous it is and the news are full of murdered travelers and kidnappings,

found this article to support his concern which does not mean something can happen: but I like to highlight, when this guy said one has to be stupid!

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Drug trafficers, Highway robbers, and bears, oh my.
Of the areas getting bad press, we went through a lot of them. We crossed into Mexico through Nogales, and drove down Hwy 15 through Sonora, Sinaloa, biked our way through the Sierras to Chihuahua, before driving on to Nayarit and Jalisco.

The border areas have a particularly bad reputation. This is where pressure between the narco-trafficers and the police is highest. Since the police are easily corruptible, the military have been brought in, and youíll see trucks of armed soldiers roving around in pickup trucks.

But while the battle is between the narcoís and the federales, youíd have to be unlucky or stupid to get in the middle. Donít traffic drugs, and listen to the locals if they warn you not to go somewhere. In my time in Mexico I didnít come across anyone who had run into this sort of trouble.
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That would be an interesting trip hopefully you have air ride and a Shortbus I just spent a week in Costa Rica and if you don't want to take the long way around everything there are shortcuts but the roads get Steep and narrow , a hairpin turn occasionally or driving through a shallow river can save you hours of driving.
man?? you talk one thing and wish for an other, I live in Costa Rica for quite some time, if I have a bus I go where bus go, if I have a 4x4 one can go where bus cant go..and if I have a bike total different ball game again, you can not order a hamburger and expecting buabez.
So much ppl go without airride so what's the deal
and this was not about Airride nor about hairpin corners its about that ppl do it without getting kidnapped or killed, one member was making a point here a while ago.
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10-4 enjoy your travels
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