A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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The Mexican maps published by Guia Roji are the best ones we have found, and other travelers have said the same. They are not completely error-free, though, as we noticed a few times. We have gone searching for roads they have marked in yellow, only to find that they don’t exist!

This 8.5 x 11 map book is frequently in my lap as we drive…. guess I should say as Kelly drives. We never get lost at home, but Mexico is another story, and I find these maps very handy for navigating.

There is an 11 x 17 map book published by Guia Roji, but it could be confusing as the scale is not the same from one state to another! I prefer this one.

The Guia Roji companyalso publish maps of individual states and cities – which can be surprisingly difficult to find once you are in Mexico. By the way, these maps have red covers and occasionally I’ve heard an American call them “guia rojo,” with rojo being the Spanish word for red. Actually, this publishing company was started by the Roji family.

You can get a map of Mexico at no cost if you belong to AAA, and we have one of those too. But it doesn’t have nearly enough detail, and it too isn’t free from errors. Once we were bypassing Saltillo, and the AAA map and the Guia Roji one had completely different names of two towns we went through. Guia Roji was right.

Rather than linking to a particular map, I’m providing a link to a page that lists the map books and various local maps:

Guia Roji Maps at Amazon

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