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Nov 18, 2016
My boyfriend and I are doing the van thing right now and we were thinking about going down to EPC this winter. Am I being overly paranoid in thinking that Americans might not be too welcome in Mexico after this election? Especially in January when Trump takes office? It's the two of us plus a dog, and we'd be driving a big red van with New York plates. Anyone have any issues recently with driving through Mexico? LindsayH
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Just slap some Clinton stickers on the van and you're set. apoet
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I'm not sure how the election will play into it. I honestly doubt it will.

I've driven to EPC twice now and have had zero issue crossing, getting a vehicle permit, and driving to Hidalgo via the federally controlled highway. In general, I found Hidalgo to be a very safe and friendly community. The value the tourism from climbing. Obviously, don't do dumb foreigner things. The crew that hangs out in EPC every winter are a down to earth and a lot of fun! Stay at Homero's for a more authentic experience. It's a good place for a van too. They tend to be flexible with pricing especially if you stay longer.
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No one here is really caring all that much. My Mexican friends have been joking with me about it more than anything. Johnathan C
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I'll be driving down there in Jan. My main concern is not getting lost on the roadways. I think you will be fine. 20 kN
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LindsayH wrote:
My boyfriend and I are doing the van thing right now and we were thinking about going down to EPC this winter. Am I being overly paranoid in thinking that Americans might not be too welcome in Mexico after this election? Especially in January when Trump takes office? It's the two of us plus a dog, and we'd be driving a big red van with New York plates. Anyone have any issues recently with driving through Mexico?


Dear Lindsay,

Thats a funny quote, that Americans might not be too welcome.

I am from Monterrey near EPC, What I recomend you is to cross the border around noon not late and drive all the way to EPC. Even for Mexicans I do not like to cross border late at night. I garanty you that EPC is a very safe place, all gringos are more that welcome!

Have fun!!!
Marcelo Gzz
From Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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