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If you are staying at a hotel on the Tulum Beach Road then take a battery operated smoke detector and flashlight with you on your trip and keep it on the nightstand in your hotel room during the night.

 

The Tale Of
The Ever Never

Once there was a He of the night. Shadow of shadows, solitar step, He walked many nights to find Her.

Once there was a She of the day. Twinkle of wheat, dance of light, She walked many days to find Him.

They were always looking for each other, He and She. The night was always pursuing the day.

They both new, She and He, the quest for what can never be found.

It seemed as if it would never happen; it seenmed impossible; it seemed never ever...

And then the dawn came for Him and for Her. Always, forever...

 

 

Buckle Up!

Mexico now has
a seat-belt law.

WALKIE-TALKIES IN MEXICO

Q: Can I use walkie-talkies in Mexico?

Walki Talkies Mayan Riviera Mexico A: No. The walkie-talkies you purchase in the U.S. or Canada, operate on assigned frequencies established by the U.S. & Canada FCC. The problem is that Mexico has assigned these frequencies for other usage and therefore your walkies could possibly interrupt local communications [this is the official version of the story - read The Grey Area below].

People who use them can be subject to a fine and confiscation by both the police and military.

That said... walkie-talkies operate at quite low power and the chances of being stopped and having them confiscated are correspondingly small.

If you get a red light at customs then your bag may be inspected. If the agent finds your walkie-talkies they may be confiscated.

Follow these guidelines if you take walkie-talkies to Mexico:

  • Pay close attention to whether they receive any broadcasts from local agencies before actually transmitting.
  • If you hear anything over, perhaps, a half-hour of just listening, don't transmit on them.
  • Do not openly use them in public [your hotel/resort is okay].

THE GREY AREA

Many people do get their walki-talkies through customs, even with getting their bags checked. We have also used walki-talkies in front of the military without having them confiscated.

The Mexican government does not confiscate walki-talkies because they interfere with official radio channels, so we have been told. They confiscate them when there is unrest with the EZLN [Zapatista - Freedom Fighters]. Basically they do not want modern communication devices in the hands of the EZLN.

For example, if you go through a military check-point wearing a Che T-shirt, and they find walki-talkies on you, you will get hassled and they may get confiscated.

If you are on vacation to an All-Inclusive resort with your children you usually will not get hassled, but, you never know. Mexican military and police are totally unpredictable.

For more comprehensive info see: Mexico's Family Radio Service (FRS)

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