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Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico

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Offline bam.bam

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Found this you tube, probably old news to most but some might enjoy as I had the need for it myself...
Cut and past into your browser...."couldnt get the URL into click mode"?






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Offline RichardM

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 12:31:26 PM »
Nice! I may have to break down and get my daughter a passport so we can all go over.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 06:14:24 PM »
Richard, the people seem  so friendly and so forward to doing business with us again. I will definitely add this to my list on my 5 day trip  I'm planning sometime between Sept 9th and 20th...better check my passport for expiration....

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 11:15:44 PM »

In the video it was stated that a guide was "required".  By whom?  Is this an actual requirement or maybe just something implemented by the townspeople.  In the video the last stop was the guide's family gift shop.

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Offline SouthwestHiker

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 01:11:59 PM »

In the video it was stated that a guide was "required".  By whom?  Is this an actual requirement or maybe just something implemented by the townspeople.  In the video the last stop was the guide's family gift shop.

On the www.Boquillas.org website it states this: "The landing is still approximately one mile from the village, some people choose to walk, and a local guide will accompany you for a gratuity. This is a requirement of the managers of the Federally Protected Natural Area, Maderas del Carmen.... More popular is the choice to take a horse of burro into town. Horses run $8 per person round trip, and burros $5. A local guide will accompany you, show you the town, and stay close until you are ready to return. Visitors may also ride in a pick up for $5 per head.Gratuities for good service are always appreciated."

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 07:48:46 PM »

In the video it was stated that a guide was "required".  By whom?  Is this an actual requirement or maybe just something implemented by the townspeople.  In the video the last stop was the guide's family gift shop.

On the www.Boquillas.org website it states this: "The landing is still approximately one mile from the village, some people choose to walk, and a local guide will accompany you for a gratuity. This is a requirement of the managers of the Federally Protected Natural Area, Maderas del Carmen.... More popular is the choice to take a horse of burro into town. Horses run $8 per person round trip, and burros $5. A local guide will accompany you, show you the town, and stay close until you are ready to return. Visitors may also ride in a pick up for $5 per head.Gratuities for good service are always appreciated."


Hiker,
Thanks for clarifying that and providing the link.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 11:07:31 AM »
I'm almost 100% sure that it is not a requirement that you have a guide. In fact when I crossed over they specifically asked me "if I wanted" a guide.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 07:48:30 PM »
We just did the crossing in January.  You might be able to go without a guide, but it is encouraged and not really offered as a maybe.  They basically just say, "Lupe will be your guide, and maybe you tip him something nice after."  In other words, it is a small income stream for the town. 

Take the guide, and tip him well.

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Offline iwhite96

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 07:57:39 AM »
We just did the crossing in January.  You might be able to go without a guide, but it is encouraged and not really offered as a maybe.  They basically just say, "Lupe will be your guide, and maybe you tip him something nice after."  In other words, it is a small income stream for the town. 

Take the guide, and tip him well.

When I went in November I gave my guide 600 pesos (around 35 bucks), so I was pretty generous. My point is that once you've been there once having a guide is kind of unnecessary since the town is so small. As long as you know where customs is, that is all that really matters.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 10:33:54 AM »
I'm not disputing that point.  I'm saying it's about giving a few bucks to people that have little.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 02:23:18 PM »
I'm heading that way in slightly over 2 weeks.
I really want to go over that way if some of our group wants to go.
I just shared the video with them, we'll see who's interested.
One of my party watches too much news regarding the cartels. I keep telling him he's over reacting.

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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2016, 08:40:36 PM »
I've been to Boquillas many times over the years both before and after the closure of the crossing including a visit earlier this month.  It's not a scary place at all.



 I think Lidia's smile says it all.
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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2016, 09:26:29 PM »
Looking back through some older photos, Lidia has really fixed her Daddy's place up!



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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2016, 07:03:59 AM »
Al, these are great pictures, I really need to get across the river next time I am down there.
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Re: Some may have not seen this you tube on crossing over to Mexico
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2016, 07:07:06 AM »
Al, these are great pictures, I really need to get across the river next time I am down there.
Me too!

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