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Driving down there #229288
02/04/07 10:12 PM
02/04/07 10:12 PM
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Micks Offline OP
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Me and my friend just came up with a supposedly brilliant idea.. We're thinking about taking our car and drive it down through Mexico, CA and SA then back to CA and spend a lot of time in Belize this summer before heading back to the US. Has anyone done this? Is it safe? I know I definitely wouldn't need a car in Ambergris Caye, is there any place I could securely park it in Belize City?

Re: Driving down there [Re: Micks] #229289
02/04/07 10:24 PM
02/04/07 10:24 PM
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Mine Hill NJ
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Go over to there have been several discussions and the best directions to take. Parking in Belize City itself is not a good idea for a day let alone a week or two.

Re: Driving down there [Re: Micks] #229290
02/04/07 10:26 PM
02/04/07 10:26 PM
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Falls Church VA
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I think someone posted on this some time ago. It's a serious road trip, kinda like the BAJA 1000. If your set up like that..then sounds like a blast! Fuel costs would be a consideration. Try a search for "Driveing". You might be able to pull the old report up.
Good Luck...

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Re: Driving down there [Re: Axeman] #229308
02/05/07 10:06 AM
02/05/07 10:06 AM
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South Ambergris Caye
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There are people in Belize City that will store your car for you in their yard and you pay them to watch over it. That would be your best bet.

Re: Driving down there [Re: JZB] #229315
02/05/07 10:59 AM
02/05/07 10:59 AM
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Micks Offline OP
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We just did a lot more research on this and decided not to do this. Potholes a la carte!

We'll just fly to Mexico and take buses/little planes to wherever in CA, making Belize our final destination.

Thank you so much for your responses.

Re: Driving down there [Re: Micks] #229318
02/05/07 11:18 AM
02/05/07 11:18 AM
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I wouldn't dare to drive a car through Mexico, let alone other parts of CA and SA. You are almost guranteed to meet with some guys with guns who decide that your car is going to be their next sweet ride. Baaaaad idea. Fly, bus, whatever, but don't drive!

Re: Driving down there [Re: KVarner] #229445
02/05/07 09:10 PM
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Caye Caulker, Belize
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I've done it and wouldn't recommend it even if you're fluent in Spanish. You're wise to just take the bus.

Re: Driving down there [Re:] #229451
02/05/07 09:59 PM
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We have driven down and back. We loved it and will drive down again next year.
Coming back we spent 5 dyas in Chiapas, which was incredible.

Lots of check points, but we were always treated with respect.

Everywhere we went people were welcoming and helpful.

Toll roads are in excellent condition and we have driven US, Canadian and Belize roads, of which some were not much better than Mexican roads.

Potable water was available everywhere, food was delicious and hotels were every bit as clean as anywhere else.


Re: Driving down there [Re: BrigitteBachmann] #229454
02/05/07 10:15 PM
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Rockport, Maine
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KV - what in the hell are you smoking????????

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Re: Driving down there [Re: klcman] #229658
02/07/07 10:01 PM
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Falls Church VA
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Life May Be a Beach...I prefer Reefs...
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