Rural Tourism In Mexico

David Simmonds

RioHere is an article I recently did for the San Franciso Chronicle’s online web site about Rural Tourism. It starts out like this:

The year was 1970, and I was about to turn 21. The Chicago Seven Trial was winding down, the Vietnam War was in full rage, Nixon had lowered the voting age to 18, and the Beatles had released their final album, “Let It Be.” The message to my generation was “Keep on Truckin’.” So naturally, I figured it was a good time to take a Mexico road trip.

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  1. Great article, Dave. I too was about to turn 21 in 1970. I attempted my first trip to Mexico around that time as well (after having devoured a couple of Carlos Castaneda’s books). But the Mexican border guards wouldn’t let me into the country because they thought my hair was too long. Consequently, my Mexican rural tourism adventures didn’t begin until a number of years later when I decided to get a haircut.

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