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1. Posted by gardenia (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I have found travelling in Europe very easy, and i had not planned to visit america at all until now. I have a friend in New York city whom i would love to go and see, and i hear seeing Niagra Falls is quite easy from here. I also want to travel to puebla(Mexico)to visit my cousin and i'm unsure about the slow boat to the Dom republic to see some more friends. Does anyone know anything about the slow boat??
I am thinking of going in May, is this a good time to travel around these places etc. I know i have alot of research to do before i make this trip, any suggestions would be very helpful !!!

thanks gardenia :)

2. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Do not know of any "slow boat" from Mexico to Dominican Republic...at any rate along with US & Canada, Mexico is part of North America and you had best go on to that forum..if there are any boats you may find one by searching http://uk.dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Shopping_and_Services/Travel_and_Transportation/Agents/

3. Posted by mollzoni (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

heya!
may is the perfect month to be in nyc. april-early may is best. in general spring and fall on the east are amazing, but winters and summers suck. niagara falls is nice, but not very close to nyc (a day by bus i think), and there are many other beautiful places to see that are closer to ny. boston is a nice city to visit (4 hours by car), southern maine (3 hours from boston), vermont (same), MONTREAL (6 hours from boston, 8 from nyc) -- beautiful and closer than niagara falls.
i´ve heard greyhound does a special (like the eurorail pass) but only for non-us citizens, so that might be good to look into. greyhound works in canada, but not much in mexico.
it's hard to tell until you go, but mexico is very very far from ny, and it itself is HUGE. to take a bus from ny to puebla could take a week, for example. maybe more. buses are much nicer in mexico than in the states, and much cheaper, too.
about your trip to d.r, i´m not sure, but i am trying to go from mexico-belize to venezuela through the caribbean, and it doesn't appear to be easy or cheap.... i may be missing something tho --- any advice for me?
good luck with everything, hope you enjoy your trip.

4. Posted by gardenia (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

thankyou for your help so far everyone. I was planning on flying to mexico city, it would take too long on the bus !!! My cousin has travelled some of mexico and i plan on travelling around with her once i get there. It would be nice to have an endless supply of cash to see the world !!!

Thanks again !!

5. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Often flying into and out of Cancun* is cheaper than flying into and out of Mexico City (Mexico City Airport has very high landing fees due to congestion..as the well the smog this time of year is terrible) from Cancun you can easily bus to the Yucatan or Belize, an English speaking Central American country, as well Veracruz, Oaxaca, Puebla States south of Mexico City worth a visit. Buses to those points to and from Mexico City every half hour or so from the big TAPO terminal. more..golatin.com Mexico Guide online http://mx.gotolatin.com/Travel/AirTravel.asp

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Anyway join us on http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/mexicolovers
and let us know when you'll be here..meet some locals.