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Driving From Texas to Tampico

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Driving From Texas to Tampico

I have had a problem trying to find the right place to post this question, so forgive me if it isn't exactly in the right spot. I have read the general postings on Driving in Mexico, but I need some more specific information from others who have driven around Mexico.

I am going to be driving from the United States to Central America in a couple months and I want a route that is interesting, fun and educational if possible. We will be entering Mexico from Brownsville and driving to Guatemala.

1. Is there a computer map planing program for Mexico? I'm not having any luck with Google, but it might be my error.

2. My GPS built into my vehicle doesnt have Mexico. Has anyone found a good GPS device for traveling in Mexico?

3. Any suggestions on "must see" things in the country?

Appreciate your help.

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1. Re: Driving From Texas to Tampico

I would buy a good road map of Mexico. I would not depend on a GPS other than when in a city. In general I would not use a GPS device in Mexico.

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2. Re: Driving From Texas to Tampico

My edit time expired.

I have encountered incorrect map data for places with which I am familiar in Mexico, so even if my GPS had Mexico maps I wouldn't use it. Stick to major highways. Don't stray without directions. Drive in the daytime.

As you head south, you will be driving inland until Tampico where you can drive down the coast to Veracruz. Veracruz as a modern city is almost 500 years old, and it pre-hispanic version many centuries older.

At some point you will need to cross to the Pacific coast to enter Guatemala. I have never driven in the south of Mexico.

Edited: 22 February 2010, 06:31
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3. Re: Driving From Texas to Tampico

Just go to Google and enter 2006 TONY BURTON MAPS and click search.

I am driving to Guatemala (same route) around las week of March 2010

www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/spanicleader/

Good luck

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