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Old February 18th, 2015, 09:04 PM   #12581
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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:23 AM   #12582
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I don't think that use of "ARRET" is grammatically correct... I think it is just accepted "imperative" because to write proper grammar would take too much letters

Kind of like "NO STEP" written on airplane wings, it makes no sense in English but you need to know, don't step there
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Old February 19th, 2015, 10:10 AM   #12583
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I don't think that use of "ARRET" is grammatically correct... I think it is just accepted "imperative" because to write proper grammar would take too much letters

Kind of like "NO STEP" written on airplane wings, it makes no sense in English but you need to know, don't step there
The grammar topic should be definitely created
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Old February 19th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #12584
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But isn't it possible to avoid the toll by immediately turning to the old road? http://goo.gl/maps/XkLd9



How long does it take in total? It seems quite slow if this short stretch takes 24 minutes, what do they inspect so much.

Also on the video, on the entry to Mexico, did you even show your documents to anyone?

Entry into Mexico is controlled by a random signal; green means go and very rarely a red light will mean you need to stop and show documents and have your vehicle inspected.

I got a green light so my two companions and I didn't have to produce any documents entering Mexico.

Returning to the U.S., I noticed that my lane seemed particularly slow. I don't know if there were any issues with the cars in front of me or not, but the other lanes seemed to be moving faster. When it was my turn, the process took about 5 minutes. My American passport card, my friend's American passport, and my other Australian friend's passport were all scanned after asking a few questions about where we visited, what we did, and how we knew each other. My trunk was also briefly inspected.

My total wait in line was 40 minutes, but traffic was pretty light at that time of day. I used to do this crossing all the time when I lived in San Diego in the 90s, and even then the lines were long but traffic moved much quicker (no passport requirements, etc.)
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Old February 19th, 2015, 11:34 AM   #12585
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is there no ID check at the border?

Nope, only very rare random checks of documentation at the border.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #12586
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How strange! I don't think I've ever crossed the Canadian border in either direction without showing ID.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:37 PM   #12587
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:43 PM   #12588
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Nope, only very rare random checks of documentation at the border.
I guess that is only when going to Mexico to the US, but what about tourists and other people that are not US/mexican citizens?
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Old February 19th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #12590
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I learned that in Mexico it is almost completely illegal / very difficult for a civilian to own a firearm. Despite of that, Mexico is a much more dangerous place than the United States, also the homicide rate is 5 times bigger than the US .
So, I guess that many good American "patriots" would carry their guns with them even if it's illegal, which moreover taking into fact they are almost "never controlled" and it's easy to bribe .
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Old February 19th, 2015, 06:34 PM   #12591
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No no no no no no, no firearms talk on here please. Or metric systems. Or languages.... Don't lock this thread down again.
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Old February 19th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #12592
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I was not talking of firearm as a debate of gun control, but wanted to point that it seems easy for US citizens/residents to pass the Mexican border with a gun - from the post picture of total ban above. Also, it may be "appealing" for some Americans as it's a quite dangerous place, unlike Canada (or even the US), and shares a large border with the US .
By the way, I never "blocked" any thread on so far !

For your former reply, here are some links were you can see excise duty within EU:

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs...u/index_en.htm

http://europa.eu/youreurope/business...y/index_en.htm

As I already wrote, these limits are too high for being worth mentioning it. Do you know many individuals transporting privately more than 110 liters of beers and/or more than 90 liters of wine on a single trip? I do not know anyone on this case.

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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #12593
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I learned that in Mexico it is almost completely illegal / very difficult for a civilian to own a firearm. Despite of that, Mexico is a much more dangerous place than the United States, also the homicide rate is 5 times bigger than the US .
So, I guess that many good American "patriots" would carry their guns with them even if it's illegal, which moreover taking into fact they are almost "never controlled" and it's easy to bribe .
Yeah, have you seen the kind of insanity passing on the Mexican side of the US border? Overpasses decorated with bodies dangling, that insanity with the teacher-students... I don't think I would want to cross that border even if I had a RPG launcher and Tantal with me
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Old February 20th, 2015, 05:46 AM   #12594
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I guess that is only when going to Mexico to the US, but what about tourists and other people that are not US/mexican citizens?
If you need to declare goods, or need a tourist card, there's a place to stop to self-declare.

In the Baja California area, up until just to south of Ensenada, no tourist card is needed for a 72 hour stay. I assume this covers most crossers at this border-either short term tourists or residents. Those who do pass south of that point must go through a checkpoint where they'll have to show the tourist card they had stamped AT THE BORDER.

Also, anyone holding a visa for the U.S. is exempt from needing a Mexican visa, according to the page I found on their UK website.

http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/reinouni...xtranjeros/108

This means that anyone legally in the US can enter Mexico for up to 6 months, regardless of what country they're from. The same 72 hour border-zone exemption to having a tourist card applies also.


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Old February 20th, 2015, 06:06 AM   #12595
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Border Fence & Monument along the Pacific

Border fence stretching into the Pacific Ocean, as seen from the Mexico side.

Taken on February 10, 2015



Boundary marker set in 1894 near the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish language side has been darkened in to make it readable. Until this point, the fence straddles the cement line that goes through the middle of the monument. Here, though, the fence is set back about a yard.







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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:16 PM   #12596
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Republica Mexicana? i never heard for that term, i thought it was always Estados Unidos Mexicanos or just México
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Old February 20th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #12597
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Republica Mexicana? i never heard for that term, i thought it was always Estados Unidos Mexicanos or just México
Quite weird but to my best knowledge... "República de los Estados Unidos de México"
Am I right?
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Old February 20th, 2015, 08:26 PM   #12598
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Old February 20th, 2015, 10:12 PM   #12599
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The official name should be "The United States of Mexico" afaik. But it is rarely used in common speech. On the other hand, telling "I am going to US" could be tricky :-)
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The official name should be "The United States of Mexico" afaik. But it is rarely used in common speech. On the other hand, telling "I am going to US" could be tricky :-)
i actually don't like those short forms that are too general. for instance United States. hell no, America is better. or the winner - UK. i know that callin that country (Great) Britain is wrong. we also often call it England (and thinking of whole UK). United Kindgom of Great bla bla is not an option, it's too long. or former Soviet Union. no shit. there was some council that made a union around itself.
those names like US or UK or USSR would be the same as my name would be Man. or Human.
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