Traveling in Central America

Started by Big Cuntry, Oct 2, 2018, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. Worm
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    @Big Cuntry so I'm doing two bachelor parties in the next 3 months and both in Mexico. 1st at Cancun which I've been a bunch already and know what to expect there, but my other buddy wants to do Mexico City and rent an airbnb...grew up with some rowdy kids so worried about staying out late drinking too much. Did you have any late nights out there drinking?

    Did you drink the water? I know you said you ate the food...get sick at all?
     
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    Mar 21, 2019
    I didn't drink the water at all (even brushed my teeth with filtered water usually), though I'm sure I ate some street food that was washed with it. Both airbnbs I stayed at in Mexico City provided 20L jugs of filtered water which was dope. I also took a probiotic the entire time I was there, not sure if that helped at all. I somehow managed to not get sick at all other than being regular hungover/minor stomach issues. No puking/shit your guts out Montezuma's revenge.

    I was alone for most of the time in Mexico City so I didn't really do much late night drinking. Only time I did was when I returned for a few days before I left and stayed at a hostel but it had a cool rooftop area so we didn't really go out late, just drank up there. I'd say as long as you're with a group and not going to any dangerous neighborhoods you should be fine. I'd really only be worried about being out alone at night, but obviously practice any caution you would when traveling to a big unfamiliar city/foreign country. Outside the touristy area Cancun honestly is prob more dangerous to tourists than Mexico City is (unless you're in a super bad area of course, but then it's a toss up). I stayed in a neighborhood called La Condesa which I never felt unsafe in though there's a neighborhood called Doctores close by that people told me to stay out of at night.

    The experience is immensely different than Cancun/any other touristy part of Mexico so hopefully your friends will realize that pretty quickly. Barely anyone speaks english fluently (the only extended English convos I had were at my hostel/an English bookstore), but almost everyone is super friendly and works with your shitty Spanish as long as you try. I was out late drinking in other cities/non-touristy areas (in a group) and it didn't feel any different than being out late in Seattle or New York or Austin or any other city the US. Just know the places you should stay out of, stay in a group, and don't be a moron. Also use uber instead of the taxis if you need to get somewhere bc the taxis will rip you off.

    Obviously there are places in Mexico that are super dangerous but I think overall it gets a bad rap for being more dangerous than it is (at least the places a tourist would go). When I was in Playa Del Carmen apparently I was staying in its most dangerous neighborhood and I had no idea until a local told me...but I'm also a 6'3''/210 lb male so I'm sure there are much easier targets than me.
     
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    Apr 18, 2019
    Hi there!
    I'll be travelling to Central America this summer too, I'm planning my route through travel sites
    I was considering doing Guatemala and Nicaragua before heading home.
    Or going Guatemala and then heading down to Panama by plane and doing the San Blas islands.
    I do not want to do El Salvadro/Honduras as it's too dangerous.
    As a solo traveller I really want to meet other people doing a similar route so I want to stick to the route that others do so that I meet people to travel with along the way :).
     
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    I hit up kansas city when I traveled through central america

    3/10 wouldn't recommend
     
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    Apr 18, 2019
    I was only in Mexico but I found it really easy to meet people at hostels to hang out with/go on day trips/etc. And you end up seeing some of the same people at other hostels too.

    @YNW Squiddy I went to KC for a day last summer and I actually liked it quite a bit shouts out @JFK

    The freeways are absolutely fucked though. Shit went to exit 2Z and shit. Why you got 26 exit 2s???
     
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    May 17, 2019
    went to Cancun two weeks ago. Always amazes me how crazy that place gets at night downtown. Going to Mexico City 2nd week of June. Stayin at an Air bnb in La Condesa. Going to Teotihuacan during the day one of the first days we're there. Doing some Mezcal tasting and then probably getting wild somewhere. Looking forward to it
     
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    Teotihuacan is legit the most breathtaking place I've ever been. I don't use that word lightly, I always roll my eyes when people say some trash cathedral or something is "breathtaking" or "left them in awe" or whatever but climbing and sitting on top of all those pyramids is one of the coolest things I've ever done in my life. You can climb basically everything so make sure you get a chance to climb up one of the smaller ones without a bunch of people on it and take time to just sit for a few minutes and look around.

    La Condesa is a super dope neighborhood. Make sure you eat lots of al pastor tacos while you're there!
     
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    Hmmm very suspicious. What did you get from the pharmacies, there? Xanax? Were these actually cartel meetings and you’re using the bachelor party as a cover up? I can see through this worm. I could see one but 2 parties both happen to be in Mexico? Possible free mason gathering? Or finding mules to bring back good shit to make more money? Something is up here. Maybe buying steroids for some yankee players? Lmk dammit, I’m a loyal businessman. We can try and control the east coast.

    Are we semi cool now and friends, or do you still hate me? And when the hell is Judge expected to return?
     
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    I want to take one of those standard issue white girl pics where I'm staring off in the distance at nothing in particular and it looks like I'm by myself when I climb it. I'm also looking for the original taco bell. Hope I find it there

    Yes, I met with the Cartel in Cancun. We're discontinuing valium and are substituting it with flinstone vitamins so you get big and strong
     
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    Why the hell would you even go to Mexico and not go to any of the crooked pharmacies for benzos? I don’t see the point going to Mexico without getting some of those products.

    I don’t even want to know whatever cartel you may associate with. You can try to discontinue Valium, but my doctor will just write Xanax and Klonopin instead.

    In all seriousness, can you please get anavar or superdrol? I’m being serious and will pay you when you get back. I want about 2 months yet at the gym just taking whey protein. But then i want to do a bulk cycle and gain my weight back that I had when I used to lift weights about everyday. I can’t order that shit in the states online these days. Other legal pro hormones are trash. Security won’t give a shit about steroids so I wouldn’t worry about that.
     
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    A few good cheap taco places in the area:
    Taquería Los Parados
    Taqueria El Califa
    El Tizoncito (supposedly the creators of al pastor tacos)
    El Farolito

    There's also a place called Señor Taco in La Condesa that I ate at a lot out of convenience since it was like two blocks from my first airbnb and it's open from like 8AM to 4AM. I found a lot of restaurants in Mexico City either open at like 1PM or 6PM and most places open in the morning are closed by 1-2PM so there's not a lot of overlap.

    Also, idk if you're a coffee drinker but Espresso de Media Noche was next door to my airbnb and it's really good.

    If anyone in your group is into beer there's a bar called El Trappist that's supposed to be cool—I didn't actually go in but a friend recommended to to me and it looked cool when I walked by.

    There's also Bosque de Chapultepec close by the neighborhood which I think is the biggest urban park in the world, it's def worth walking around there (and there's also a bunch of museums and a castle and shit but since you're going for bachelor party I kinda doubt too much of that will be on the agenda lol).
     
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    sweet. I love tacos and beer. I know one night we're doing mezcal tasting. During the day we'll be doing touristy stuff then hitting the bars at night so it's good to know
     
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    Man it's so hard to go back to paying US prices after being in mexico, you can get a taco for less than a dollar pretty much anywhere. I think the cheapest taco I found was 11 pesos (aka like 60 cents) but that was in Valladolid.
     
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    @Big Cuntry I'm gonna use this thread because I seen some good things in here.

    So I'm going to Cost Rica for 3 weeks later this year. I've seen people itt mention being in Central America so gonna tag a few; can u give me recommendations (must see/avoid) things , if you've been there?

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    Never been to Costa Rica. Have a buddy who's been. He liked it. Basically similar to any other tourist spot in the Caribbean (if you've ever been) if you're staying in an All Inclusive hotel. They also have zip lining. If you're not staying in an All Inclusive place then I have no idea
     
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    Yeah been to Curacao last year. Not doing all in since u'll stay at one place. Going to visit almost everything there. Zip lining thru the jungle seems nice , thanks!
     
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    Something I just remembered that was really cool that I went to was this huge hot springs place...it's been almost 15 years so I can't remember if it was at a resort or what but it had tons and tons of pools and I believe some of the pools were man-made and some were natural but they all used "natural" hot springs water if that makes sense. I just remember it was pouring down rain while we were there so it was a really cool experience. I'm sure there's a bunch of hot springs spots in CR but I'll try to figure out what it was called.

    Also visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve...I think that's where I went ziplining.

    We also stayed at this cool hotel that was on some Ewok village type shit where the rooms were built into trees.

    I actually think I have my journal somewhere that we had to write in every day to get school credit so I'll look through that to see if I wrote down any names of places.

    Things to avoid: getting alcohol poisoning on the plane ride back. My friends and I bought a bottle of "estrella" vodka (I like to think it translates as "one star") for something like 2000 colones which was under $5 at the time. We were all 15 and had no idea how to drink so my friend overdid it and puked the whole plane ride back the next day.
     
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    Thanks man, things I'll keep in mind! Montverde is on the list already, looks good! Travel sites are nice but better to get info from people that actually been there.
     
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    So you used US$ the whole time there? Was thinking of bringing mostly singles with me since I was worried they wouldn't be able to break anything bigger (if they could I wasn't sure if they'd just give me back mexican money where I'd have no idea if I'm getting ripped off) and was going to use my CC to stay safe. Also, how's the airport? I'm landing 2 hours before one of my buddies, and I was going to wait for him since he speaks fluent spanish (I'm pretty good at conversational and can understand more than I can say) but the plan was for me to find a bar in the airport and wait for him, but I might say f--k it and try to grab an uber by myself to the Airbnb in La Condesa (is there even a bar at the airport once you get your luggage?)
     
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    Nah I used Pesos 99% of the time I was in Mexico—I had some USD for emergencies but I think the only time I used it was in Tulum. I didn't use any american money in CDMX and I'm not sure if most places will accept it—it's not like in resorty areas where they're super up front about accepting USD of pesos. Though 1 USD is around 20 pesos so you get used to the mental math pretty quick.

    I will say that a lot of ATMs spit out 500 peso bills and many places couldn't or didn't want to break them. I usually had to do that at a grocery store or a touristy place like a museum (also if you go to a grocery store at all remember to tip the baggers, they don't get paid a wage and rely on tips only. I had no idea this was a thing til I saw someone do it and looked it up. A couple pesos per bag is the norm I think).

    No idea about the airport, I bounced as soon as I got my luggage. None of the uber drives I had spoke much english but they're cheap as hell and no different than using in the US so it hardly matters.
     
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