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Bus Travel in Mexico (La via del autobus en Mexico). by tucsonmike on 15 February 2007 2:46am
 
Not sure how I would do this. This sick idea hit me when I was waiting for the city bus this morning to go to work.

The previous Mexican President, Vincente Fox eliminated almost all passenger rail in Mexico. The only passenger lines left are tourist lines.
Copper Canyon.
Guadalajara to Tepic.
Yucatan.

There are all sorts of luxury bus companies now. One company goes from here in Tucson. There is some sort of large international meeting going on in Monterrey in September.

If any other Palintes want to do this let me know. Maybe we could build it into something.

Just drinkin and brainstormin...
 
Re: Bus Travel in Mexico (La via del autobus en Mexico). by sighthound on 15 February 2007 5:04am
 
What? Fox got rid of the trains???? Tell us more!
 
Re: Bus Travel in Mexico (La via del autobus en Mexico). by tucsonmike on 18 February 2007 6:53am
 
I know Geraldine, late again in responding. Well President Fox saw regular passenger service as costing too much to subsidize. Mexican rail was privitized and passenger trains eliminated. It is the largest restructuring of rail transport in Mexico since the 19th Century when President Porfirio Diaz, allowed foreigners to build Mexican railroads.

If enough are interested in pursuing this madcap idea, I might have an author who would be interested. She is an American living in Baja named C.M. Mayo.

I'll leave y'all with a quote, then I need to get some sleep.

Díaz is usually credited with the saying, "¡Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!"

Poor Mexico. So far from God and so close to the United States.
 
Re: Bus Travel in Mexico (La via del autobus en Mexico). by tucsonmike on 27 February 2007 4:55am
 
Well I contacted Catherine Mayo and my Pen Pal in Monterrey.
The following picture is sixty miles from my house.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mexican-American_border_at_Nogales.jpg
 



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