Maps

Filed under: Q and A — Aaron and Amy at 7:54 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2006

Sue Pozzoban, Our friend and Title agent wrote: I give up!! I need a decent map of Mexico and south so that I can follow you!! Anyone have any ideas on where I can get a fairly detailed map? This is a kick "watching" you two travel!! What an experience! Love Sue Sue, I would suggest first trying local bookstores, ie. Barnes and Noble. Many of them have good map sections. For purposes of tracking us (and not driving) a good general map of Mexico or even Mexico with Central America should be plenty detailed. As we try to camp in remote areas there are certainly places that you won’t find on any map. That’s part of the excitement, however. Even in these remote areas you should, with a map of the country, still have a good idea of the general vicinity. If you can’t find a bookstore try the internet. Following are a few that I found. The first is one of our Mexico maps and has proven to be a good map. Cut and paste the following into your web browser or do a search on google or some other search engine. 

Map 1

Map 2

For those of you coming to Mexico and Central America the Guia Roji is an absolute must. The 2006 version has all of Mexico plus Belize and Guatemala. The Guia Roji is published in Mexico and is entirely in spanish. The website is www.guiaroji.com.mx and is currently 150 pesos or approximately $15.00 in Mexico. It can be purchased from U.S. run map sites as well, such as http://www.maptown.com/cgi-bin/mt/store.cgi?overlord=Details&store_id=22590 where it sells for $26.00. You may also just wait until you reach a border town in the US or Mexico where I suspect you will find it.

I advise you to purchase a Guia Roji in the spiral format. Upon leaving the state of Oaxaca to drive north in August 2007, I purchased the updated version which was only available to me with a regular spine that I imagine was glued together. DO NOT buy this kind!!! Upon use the pages are easily torn out, making navigating VERY difficult!

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