Thanks all for the advice.....
I have just returned from my 26000km drive, I must say Mexico was amazing . I did read alot of negativity about the place and I know that would be enough to put alot of people off but gladly not me.
If anyone needs any advice you can PM me and i will gladly help.
If you don't speak fluent spanish and are travelling alone, DO NOT, DO NOT travel through Tamaulipas or Veracruz states.
Drive to Monterrey, then Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro (San MIguel de Allende specially) (SEE MY PICS) and then to Mexico City.
From there your trip will be safer.
Keep safe dude !
[ Edit: Edited on 10-Feb-2012, at 16:03 by Aldi ]
Travel Mexico to have a courageous vacation, you want to be able to genuinely have fun. There are hundreds of things to do and find out while in the area. In Mexico City you can see Anthropology Museum, Basilica de Guadalupe, Xochimilco, Zocalo as well as you can see beaches.
Beaches in Mexico City ??? You mean in Guerrero state where you can visit Acapulco, Zihuatanejo or maybe in Michoacan state. Beaches there are beautiful and pristine.
Glad to hear you had a great time. I just booked another trip to Puerto Vallarta (for my wife and my 25th wedding anniversary) and can't wait to go (this is my 10th trip to Mexico--not counting my 7 local trips just across the border from the USA to places like Ensenada, Puerto Nuevo, and Tijuana). Any especially fantastic places you'd like to let us know about? Most of my trips were to Mexican beach resorts or to Mexico City or to Guadalajara--so if you'd like to share info about the typical inland Mexican towns, that would be of great interest.
I would say from travelling through Mexico and Baja California that the U.S. State Department is completely wrong. Perhaps they have an agenda? Trying to keep all those vacation dollars in their own country due to the economy? Who knows? I do know that from backpacking all through Mexico and Baja as a female traveler that it was one of the best experiences of my life. Perhaps the best. It was safe, super affordable and very very friendly. The people are awesome. I actually enjoyed it more than the states and was able to travel and come home with money left over. Plus the weather and beaches were incredible. Shame on you U.S. State Department