this is one of the most dangerous places in mexico?!?

this is one of the most dangerous places in mexico?!?

Guess what time it is! Something like 10? It’s our favorite time when we go to any
new city, because we get the opportunity to go to El Centro of El Centro! We’re in the gazebo. What’s up Tangerineys! We are here in a new city. Comala, Colima. We just arrived yesterday. It’s a little bit different weather than we’re used to these days. It’s about 80? What is
it, 82 degrees, high of 88, with almost 70% humidity. Slightly hotter than were used
to. But thankfully, we’re staying in a place with a place is ice cold AC! So Comala, Colima is actually a Pueblo Mágico. A magic town. To our surprise, we’ve only
been to three before this. Tequila, Jalisco, Mazamitla, Jalisco, and Sayulita, Nayarit. Nayarit. Each one of those cities, it immediately, like okay. It’s apparent. Like right away, why it’s
considered a Pueblo Magico. Tequila, I felt like it was just this huge party,
with of course, lots of tequila! And very festive. And the history of Tequila, lots of history there. Mazamitla, it felt like Swiss Alps mountain town. The most gorgeous
cathedral, all white, super pretty! Sayulita, well that’s like a kind of a hippie beach town. So far here, I don’t know. You can’t really tell what
it is about this place, but after we did a little bit of research, and found out
that it was what about 20 years ago or so that the whole Pueblo Mágico… Yeah 17, approaching 20. Where they started all of this. Each of these towns was picked either for its history, an event, the food, Some type of special hospitality or art. Folklore. Folklore, I don’t even know what that really means. But they each had a reason. We have learned already that there’s a
lot of history here, there’s ancient ruins that go back a long long time! Pre-hispanic ruins. It has the most active volcano in all of Mexico! We’re gonna take you guys along as we explore Comala. Maybe the volcanoes. Maybe some other fun stuff. The local food here. The
hairless dogs that I can’t pronounce (Xoloitzcuintle). We know there’s gonna be something that
makes this town special, and you’re gonna find out what it is as we find it out. Also, coming up, we have some special guests on our Channel. A couple new people that you may already know! Uh-huh! Uh-huh! So we’re back at the hotel now and it’s
actually pretty cool around here. It’s sort of situated off the road and
it’s got all these trees! There’s this river that’s right over this way. We like it back here, there’s a lot of nature sounds. Basically right outside our door
is this little stream, river type deal. Which is so beautiful! Whatever that is? That sound. I don’t know if that’s the most beautiful part. What do you think that is? Is it a bird? I’m going to guess some type of insect. Oh an insect! Yeah. Before we kick off today’s adventures I wanted to share a story that happened
yesterday. We were with these special guests that you guys are gonna
see later on in this video. We’re all talking, walking back to the car from
dinner. This young girl comes up, heard us [Laughing] Whatever that is, they’re really belting! Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?! So this young girl walks up because she heard us speaking English. And she tapped me on the shoulder and she’s like, Habla Inglés? Habla Inglés? it sort of caught me off guard. But one of our special guests was
like “Oh yeah, they don’t really see Gringo’s around here that often, so she
wants to hear you talk in English.” What do I say? I don’t know. So I was sort of like “Hi. How are you? Are you having a nice night?” and whatever else I could think of at the
time. And her face was just like [Laughing] Like she had never heard someone
talk in English in front of her before. But that is kind of interesting this is so much like a small town and off the tourism path maybe? That there aren’t so many people speaking English or gringos around. Oh! [Laughing] So, you guys are wondering who our
special guests are that we have with us in this video. We have Jim and May. Their channel is Spanish and Go. If you want to travel to Mexico and learn the basics for ordering in Spanish, or how to make reservations, asking for directions. We’re the place! We’re super excited to be exploring around Comala Coming up, more adventures with these
cool cats. [Laughing] We got a little vasito of tejuino. tejuino. This was full, but. Try it again, tejuino. There’s just some words I’m never going to be able to pronounce. [Laughing] Maddie: Okay, we’ll work on it. Jordan: This is one of them. But this was 10 pesos. It was full but
it’s really good and we couldn’t help but drink some of it. It’s a really deep flavor. We had
this once before in Guadalajara and this is way way better! Maddie: Mmm-hmm. I like it a lot better as well. Would you guys mind explaining why this one is a little better than others
you could find? Well, May is the expert of tejuino. [Laughing] So yeah, the tejuino is a drink
made out of corn. Sometimes they make it with white sugar. But this one is made
with piloncillo. That’s why it’s darker And the flavor is a lot more rich. So this is my favorite drink here in Comala. And piloncillo is more of a – it’s a less
processed sugar than others. And it’s made usually in like a cone shape
that you can get pretty much anywhere. Oh yeah, I’ve seen those before! So you could think brown
sugar, but specifically, the Mexican kind is in a cone. Yeah, gotcha. I think I may have gone to a
market, and not knowing this, bought one of those and just try to eat it, like a
candy. [Laughing] I haven’t. But I probably would have. [Laughing] So there’s this magic zone here In Comala. And if you go to this one
part of the road and put your car in neutral, your car will just roll uphill. We’re gonna try it out! I think here is fine. Yeah. I’ll just stop and see what happens! We’re going backwards. Wait. It’s in neutral, that’s drive. No, but it looks downhill and I think you’re supposed to go backwards. I bet? The effect is that you go the opposite direction of what it looks like. Okay. Uh-huh! See, I definitely thought this was downhill and we’re going backwards. Oh my gosh! Weird! Magic! [Laughter] The magic zone. She’s holding her hat because it’s about to blow away. But we drove. Maddie: Storm’s a brewin’! We drove up the mountain here towards the
volcano which is the most active volcano in all of Mexico! Apparently, there’s smoke coming out of
it pretty often. And there’s a bus coming by right now THAT’S GOING TO RUIN THE VIDEO! It’s most active volcano in all of Mexico. There’s smoke coming out of it pretty often. And we drove up the mountain here. Mmm-hmm. We were at this really cool restaurant. We got costillas, which are like ribs and marinated in this delicious sauce with
fresh handmade tortillas. I really like dipping it in there and like soaking it in. Yeah, yeah, it was really good! We also got tacos de Papa. (Potato tacos) which are like tacos of air. Like some people have told us. Café de olla, and a coke, and it was all 130 pesos and delicious! Up the mountain here, we stepped out of the car and it was noticeably cooler than in Comala. And it’s noticeably cooler right now because We’re probably about to get the stormed on. [Laughter] Yeah, so we better hop in the car Before it starts raining on us. And we went approximately 30 seconds
down the road to go to this coffee shop here. There is a ton of coffee grown in
this region using the very fertile soil around the volcano! We tried one… Motorcycles! [Laughter] I had espresso this morning, and it was, It has got to be some of the most smooth
coffee with no bitterness at all, so I’m really excited to try some more! This
little coffee shop – they grow the coffee right here, roast the beans right here,
they grind it up, and they make it. All right here! Even though this is probably
a super good coffee, if it’s the best coffee in the world, I’m probably not
going to like it unless it’s drowned in milk and sugar, because I’m just not a
coffee drinker. Are you excited for this though? Oh, I’m excited! I love coffee! I
love espresso, have to have it every day. So if it’s anything like the espresso
from this morning, This coffee…Ahh! So we just finished our coffee. Mine was basically sugar. So what did you think of it? Vanilla flavored sugar. It was very good vanilla-flavored sugar. I don’t really think I detected coffee in there, but I got an espresso. It was ten pesos, yours was 20, by the way. And I thought that
was… Wait, what? your espresso was 20 pesos, mine was 30. My espresso was 20 Pesos. Yours was 30. I thought that was
super smooth as well, like this morning. Where it had like no acidity to it, it’s
just a nice smooth… You hated it because it tasted like concentrated coffee flavor.
That was the first time I’ve ever had an espresso. And I thought I was going to
hate it. In actuality, I didn’t hate it as much as I thought it was going to. [Laughter] Señora! Ven! Ven! He’s crazy! Run!! So we are in this local store in Comala
trying out something called ponche. So these are made with milk and these? With water. They’re made with water? I’d like to try pomegranate. Oh this is good. It’s really like fresh pomegranate. This is very unique Comala. You can’t get
this anywhere else! Or any holiday. Anywhere else in the world. This is pomegranate flavor, and it has pomegranate seeds in it. We just tried, it it’s really good! We tried a bunch of them. Some of them are milk
based. Some of them, like this one, are water based. Some of them have mezcal in them. Some of them have vino tinto. Red wine in them. This particular
one has mezcal and it’s 13% alcohol, And was 65 pesitos! What is with this pesitos Lately? [Laughter] When does a peso become a
pesito? When you want it to sound like it’s less. [Laughter] Oh my God! One of the first things that we noticed about this place, Comala, Was that everything’s white here. The
benches are white, the kiosko (gazebo) at El Centro is white. The walls are white.
Everything is white! And it looks really cool that way! But there was an
unintended negative side effect that May was telling us about, and that is, after a
while, people’s visions started to break down a little bit, and people were having
slight issues because the sun is deflecting off these walls and really
soaking into your eyes! Which we noticed as well! We have to have sunglasses on all the time! So now, they’re sort of letting the white go away a little bit. Ironically, there’s three white cars driving by. [Laughter] And painting some of the the
streets and the walls outside of El Centro. [Laughter] [Laughter] Buenos días! It is our next day in Comala. But more specifically, in Suchitlán. No, no. Sushi land? Suchitlán. Suchitlán. But we’re at this really good restaurant
that Jim and May recommended for us for breakfast. It’s Los Portales de Suchitlán. Suchitlán. I’m going to go with sushi land. But it’s about 20 minutes away from Comala. And the ambiance back here is super cool! They just have this canopy of really tall trees! And speaking
of cool, it’s part way up the mountains. It’s much cooler! The food was really good! The handmade
tortillas. Ahhh! And you got two of these gigantic quesadillas that were stuffed
with mushrooms, and tomatoes, and cheese, And they were 25 pesos each. I got chilaquiles with chicken, and those were 80 pesos. And your café de olla? 25. Not my favorite ever but the quesadillas, and the chilaquiles, and the salsa, and a handmade tortillas, we’re on point! All of it! Yeah, yeah. So we were just doing a little bit of
shopping, and looking around. A bit of shopping? A little bit of shopping in this
store that’s right by the corner of the plaza, and they have so many cool little
trinkets in here, and things that are very typical of not only Mexico, but here
in particular like – Lots of coffee’s made here, they sell coffee here. they sell
ponche, they sell like these dancing dogs that are very common around here. Perritos bailandos, I believe. Or a (struggling to pronounce xoloitzcuintle) Yep, that’s definitely not it. We’re gonna just, yeah. [Laughter] And we got This very typical Mexican game, lóteria, And we’re gonna be playing it later.
What did you like about the place? So it’s very rare that Jordan ever wants to go
in and look at all the artesanias, and crafts, and clothes with me. And I
don’t go into places like this to buy anything really. I just like seeing it. I
like seeing people’s love that goes into stitching, and the clothing, and creating
these leather shoes, pottery items. I mean they had these little turtles that
had what I think is called tiger’s eye. The sparkly stone around it. It’s just so
fascinating to see all of this culture and all of these unique things in one
place. And especially good prices at this particular store! Yeah, so we got this, did
you see how much? 35 pesos. 35 pesos for lóteria. Just about everything in there ranged up to 3 or 400 pesos? Including clothing and shoes. I think it’s actually kind of incredible how many hours of work are sitting in
one store, and everything that was hand-painted to say Colima or Manzanillo. Or Comala. Yeah, Comala as well, obviously. That’s where we are. I guess I mentioned this in
so many videos and so many towns because that’s what people are choosing to spend
their valuable time doing. Could be pottery, or clothing, or whatever it might
be. So each city’s a little bit different
and it’s kind of cool to see how history or the culture has shaped that. Throughout the town, it’s pretty interesting that instead of the actual
logo colors of places like OXXO or Kiosko They try to keep it much more muted
and uniform. So behind us is a silver Kiosko, so that it’s not so much of an
eyesore among the theme that they’re trying to create in this town, which is
very very white. What do you think of that? Do you think it like harder to
find, it’s harder to see? Or do you like That it doesn’t stand out so much? I
like that it doesn’t stand out so much. Yeah, me too. So another thing that’s very typical of Comala is the sweet bread. The pan dulce. So we’re here
right now in the best-smelling bakery I think I have ever smelled. And Jordan’s about to get some glutens! Ooh, a cookie! I think that’s everything. Everything? I got a cookie and something else? Sweet bread. 6 pesos. For both of these. Crazy! Give me sweets! All the sweets! It looks like you already had some. No, I didn’t. No? Okay. 6 pesos for the two of these? Are you freaking kidding me! Jordan’s going to be gordito pretty soon! How’s that one? Colorful, giant pan dulce. Oh that looks flaky and delicious! Pretty darn good! Jim and May said people come from all over to go to this particular panaderia. And I can see why! What you get? Tequila! [Laughter] And how much was your food? Free! With tequila. Or any other drink. So how do you think this compares
to the two cantinas we’ve been to in Guadalajara. Well, it’s very similar
in that you just buy your drinks and then you get all the food for free. So
that’s pretty cool! Like in Guadalajara, the drinks here are more
expensive than at other restaurants, so that’s kind of to make up for the food
being free. But in terms of the quality of the food, I think this is pretty
good! What do you think? I thought it was super flavorful. I liked everything! Just like this guy… [Laughter] Oh no! Look at the rain! Oh my gosh. I don’t know you. [Laughter] So apparently this is very atypical weather for Comala or Colima. This is the rainy season, but raining for more than a short while is pretty unheard of, And it has been raining for 4 hours? Yeah. We were really hoping to see the volcano while we were here. But it can’t be cloudy and it usually isn’t. We’re told you can almost always see it. But, during the time we’ve been here – we haven’t been able to. Sad. Womp, womp, womp. [Laughter] We have topochico! You just shook my Topochico. Mazapan! Something. Algo. Bananas with chili! Peanuts! Peanuts! Words! And? And snacks! And? Tequila! And? Money! And money! And glasses! And glasses. But most importantly. The most important thing. Is a game. A game. Thank you. That is called loteria. Exactly. It’s our very first Mexican game ever! So thank you to Jim and May. For introducing us… For breaking our… Should I? Breaking our Spanish game-ginity (play on words) [Laughter] She went there. [Laughter] Or is it Mexican game-ginity? (Play on words) Oh I meant that. I meant that. [Laughter] We don’t know who’s gonna break the
Spanish game-ginity, Yeah! I don’t know either. But Mexican game-ginity. [Laughter] For now, we’re busting this out! So Loteria is A very traditional game we play here in
Mexico! This is something that families play together. Or just friends get
together and play it. It has a bunch of words that we’re gonna try to teach you
guys today. A lot of vocabulary and this is very representative of Mexican
culture. And you guys said it’s very similar to bingo in the US? Yes. I need a card with the bell! (Maddie struggling to pronounce “bell” in Spanish) Campana! [Laughter] Because … GONG THAT CAMPANA! [Laughter] It’s Toca La Campana. Toca? Toca la campana. Toca la campana! How do you play loteria? So you first have to choose a card. Someone’s gonna have all the cards here. And then we’re gonna start calling them. I usually play with just one thing here Like a bean, rice. Pesito Jordan says! Yep, pesitos! Pesitos, yep. So I’m gonna start. The Heart. And if you have the heart, put it on. So for children, this is the way that you play. For adults, how it would one
play? Then, we get the tequila! [Laughter] So every time you get one of the images here. You have your tequila
and you need to take like a shot of tequila. Okay, I have a question. Which is the difference? Or what is the difference? Cual. De. Entre. Entre. Okay, what is the difference between “cotorro” See cotorro. Or “loro”? Loros I think are bigger. And sometimes cotorros are quite small. Both are pets? Or only Loros? Well, cotorros, when they are small, People have them as pets. Loros are more exotic. I don’t think it’s legal to have loros in your home. Really? Really? Do you know people who have it? [Laughter] Well, in our lessons they always say people have loros as pets. Oh really? Yes. That’s what they
taught us that they, in Mexico people have the pet loros. Like small green birds. We’re going to start with the watermelon! The watermelon. I have the watermelon. Cheers! Everyone drinks! Cheers! The soldier! Good morning once again! It’s our fourth day
here? Yeah, it’s our fourth day here. Our very last day. The last three nights we stayed at Hotel Posada Comala. 450 per night. 450 pesos, obviously. Yeah. So considering that price, what did you think of it? I think it’s a really good budget friendly option. We’ve lately, Jordan and I have
been doing a grateful or thankful exercise every day, where we each say
three things that we’re thankful for, and those three things go to this hotel for
a very comfy bed, A/C, and it’s super quiet and nice back here! You can
probably hear behind us the sounds of the creek which was super super cool to
have! Would you come back? Yeah, I’d stay here again. Me too. Alright, one more day of
adventures. Let’s do it! We are in the town and Via de Alverez.
It’s a little outside of Colima, a little outside of Comala, and we are in El Centro del Centro! The center of the center of town. I have to get real with you. This is extremely dangerous what I’m about to do. I’m not
only in a level-4 “do not travel” zone. Here in Colima. But I am walking to the
most active volcano in Mexico. And I will be right by the tip of it. Let’s go! Don’t do it, Jordan! [Laughter] Jim and May said
this was gonna take all day to hike here, so let’s see how long it takes. Okay, I have to be very careful I’m right here by the top! [Laughter] It didn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would. Is this actually gonna make it in the video? [Laughter] Probably. [Laughter] I’ll be honest, it’s much
smaller than I was expecting. Doesn’t look quite as dangerous, but you
never know what these things. Okay, all joking aside, we really did want to go to
volcano because it is one of the biggest attractions of Colima. I mean it’s the most active volcano in Mexico! It erupts every few years. It’s due for an eruption! To give you an idea of how massive this thing is. You drive up the highway for like an hour. And then you get to this small town
that’s pretty close to the volcano, but From there, you drive up this sketchy road
for like another hour. And then from there, you hike for 12 hours! Today, we are talking with Jim and May about a very very highly debated, highly controversial
topic. And that is – is Mexico safe? How safe is Mexico? Specifically ,how safe is
Colima? Considering it is considered by the US State Department a level four “do
not travel here!” Similar to is it Syria? Syria where there’s a war going on. War zone. So we’ve spent four days here and honestly, With that short amount of time, we are
not qualified to say whether it’s safe or not. But someone who is, is May who’s
lived here her whole life. What do you think about the fact that the u.s.
considers this a level four do not travel war zone? I feel like this
situation here in Colima is just like some other places in Mexico, is
related to drugs. And the cartel. There are things like bad things happening here. But never
targeted to tourists. There’s people dying in the state, yes. Yes. So is it targeted to Mexicans? If they’re in bad stuff, yes. Involved in the stuff that you don’t
want to get involved in? Yes. So I’m not gonna say that “Yes, everything is peace and
nothing bad happens.” Because it does happen. And you do hear on the news here, And you do meet people whose family members have died. But it’s usually
because they are involved in something. You, as a foreigner, and you’ve lived here
with me. We’ve lived here on and off for like the last 8 years. And as a gringo, As a foreigner. Do you feel like you’re
ever caught in the crossfire of this thing? Or seen differently? Targeted? Not at all. I think I’m seen differently Because Colima doesn’t see a lot of
tourism. So there’s not a lot of people from the states here anyway. I think I stand out because of that. I remember the first time coming here, I was getting
lots of looks, and noticed a lot of people noticing me. Especially in Comala! Where my mom lives. In Comala, sometimes you’re the only gringo there. Running without a
shirt. [Laughter] Everybody’s like “What is this guy doing?” [Laughter] The crazy naked gringo. It doesn’t feel like a war zone, that’s for sure. And I’ve never seen any crime
go down here. I’ve never been afraid for myself or my belongings. I’m fairly
confident that the problems here are having to do with the drug trade. And if you’re involved in cartels. There’s a clash over whose territory this is for
the cartels right now in Colima, and that’s where most of the violence comes
from. We like to remind people there could be a shooting, there could be a
fight, there could be something. But that’s not a Mexico thing, that’s just a
thing. Anywhere with people and guns. Drunk people, people in different states. Yeah. The way that I see this situation is this. We noticed something when we were
coming into Colima. And that is, we were sitting in a long line of cars. So
eventually someone was like turn around there’s no passing here. We’re like “Okay,
well we can’t wait here forever.” So we turned around, opened up Google Maps, and tried to find a different route. Well, it turns out that the next available one, or
the fastest one, would be a two to three hour detour, completely in a different
direction! So with that in mind, it does seem like, if for instance, there were two
“avocado” sellers, and one “avocado” seller wanted to be the only “avocado” seller in
this area. Everyone’s still having to be funneled through this one road, or else
drive hours and hours out of the way. So that can – that can be a little bit of a
competition. And you want to be the only one on this road. You want to be the only
one selling “avocados,” there’s gonna be a little bit of strife. So that’s sort of
how I see this. And maybe why Colima, specifically, in this situation of a
level-4 because everyone has to be funneled through the same way. Not a lot
of roads going through the mountains. Yeah. So first impressions of Comala, Colima? Super safe. Really quaint. Pretty quiet. It does have a lot of white. It is kind of hard to see without sunglasses. [Laughter] The people are very nice! I
noticed right away that the vendors are a little bit different than in a lot of
places where they’ll ask you if you want to buy something that they’re selling
and you say no politely, and they might stay at your table for an awkward 5 to
10 seconds, hoping that you’ll feel pressured into getting something. They do
not do that here. Something we noticed being around Jim and May these last four
days, is every time they don’t want to buy something from a vendor, they say
pretty much the same thing, “ahorita no” like “ahora” but “ita” “Ahorita no, gracias.” And that’s it. So we’re going to try that
back in other places. See how it works. Because a while back you guys told us to say “gracias”
instead of “no, gracias” because for some reason that in invites more of a
conversation. So we’re gonna try this new phrase out. Again, they’re great at
teaching Spanish, even just by osmosis. Just being around them, we’re learning a
lot! So at the beginning of this video we asked what really makes Comala special?
Why is it a Pueblo Mágico? Well, now that we’ve been here for a few days, there are
a few reasons why we think it is. It has a lot of
history and there are some things that are very unique to here. Like ponche,
which is an alcoholic type punch? Punch. Yeah, I mean it’s this bottled stuff. It can be flavored like almonds, caramel, fruit flavors. One of the really popular
ones is Café. Why’s that? Because it’s YUM? And because coffee! And because here in Comala and Colima. Coffee. Fhey are famous for coffee. They grow much of it by the
volcanoes because the soil is so rich and fertile, that it makes it taste
amazing! And seriously, I don’t think I can have another coffee again in Mexico,
unless somebody can tell me that there’s some better stuff out there. I don’t know. One thing that we thought was pretty
cool here that we had never seen before in Mexico, these dancing dogs. Lots of sculptures and renderings of these pre-hispanic dogs have been found
here. These artifacts have been found here. So around town, there is lots of
these statues. And in the shops. The story that Jim and May told us was that these
artifacts were discovered, and many people thought that it was an older dog
whispering into a younger dog’s ear secrets, or lessons, or stories, or
something like that. So it looks like they’re dancing, but
there could be some imparted wisdom there. I thought that was kind of
fascinating and so that’s become somewhat of a symbol of this town, and
definitely a pretty interesting nugget of culture here! Alright, so it’s been approximately four days now, and we first met Jim and May on Sunday. Qe clicked
right away, and if we had met them on the street, I think we would have been
friends, YouTube channels aside. It is still awkward to do a collaboration,
because each of our channels are colliding. We have a certain style, they
have a certain style. Please keep that in mind that it can be tough to fuse two
different, two totally different styles, into one that works. We’re kind of weird. We’re weird. But at the end of the day Jim and May, are super great people, and
we’re very happy that we have the opportunity to get to know them, and be
friends with them. And although this may not be your typical Tangerine Travels
video, we hope you like it anyway. I am on a teeter totter and Jordan will not let me down. Ahhh! So what Jordan has here is the remnants
of us trying tuba for the first time. And that is going to be part of Jim and
May’s video on their channel Spanish and Go. So you get to see us trying a bunch of
traditional Mexican drinks, and our reactions, whether we liked, or didn’t
like, or made funny faces. So definitely check out that video! It’s going to be up
today and we’ll link to that down in the description! Guys if you want to travel
and learn Spanish, we’re your resource for doing so. We go over cultural things in
Mexico and other spanish-speaking countries. Things to do and practical advice. We
call it “Real world travel Spanish,” so go check it out! Yeah, we love their videos! You mentioned ordering food and like going shopping. There’s so many words you need to know. They get straight to the point to tell you exactly what you need
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  • We had such a good time showing you around my hometown! Ponche, tequila, lotería, and cafe. What could be better? ¡Nos vemos amigos! -May and Jim

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  • Sounds like Cicadas. They come out every seven years. They mate and then die or something. Sorry I don’t know more. They had them in Vegas when I lived there. They do no harm but their noise is a little overwhelming but it’s only every decade or so. They won’t hurt you. They are a kind of cricket. Nothing to worry about. There’s a place like that in Vegas too! You go over some hills and then you can put your car in idle or neutral and off the brake, and you go backward and uphill. It’s called gravity hill. There’s no sign except a sign that says do not stop on the road. Ha ha. I did it anyway. I like magic.

  • I just finished writing an article that required research on the Embassy of Ireland website. First thing I read there – travel warning for Irish citizens visiting the U.S. The world is a dangerous place. Either we all work together to make it a better place, or we all hide behind closed doors. I've never felt unsafe in Mexico. On the other hand, my car has been broken into multiple times here. I've had suspicious people at my door in the middle of the night (caught on video). An elderly woman was murdered in my town this month. A child was thrown from the 3rd-floor balcony at a popular mega-mall in my state this past week. Shall I continue? I love your videos. Thank you for your frank thoughts and for helping mitigate the damage done by the media. Viva Mexico!

  • I was really enjoying your Vlog's and up attitudes..but after finding the same old ANTIFA fools commenting I am sorry but I am old and don't waste my time reading hate..Bless Y'all

  • May sound silly. but why would a Mexican want to move to the US? After watching several videos I want to move to Mexico.

  • 25:15 May hit the nail on the head. Cartels only go after members of other cartels or the police, but never civilians nor tourists. You would literally have to be in the middle of a confrontation between cartels and would have to be unlucky enough to get caught by a "missing bullet" (as they call them) to get hurt. But seriously, you're more likely to get hit by lightning than getting hurt by cartel violence as a tourist in Mexico.

  • Thank you for doing this collaboration. I really enjoyed the four of you sharing stuff in one video. Please consider doing more of these.

  • My mouth literally watered when I saw the food. Loving your channel I feel like I'm watching a TV show so awesome!! I want to go to Mexico now.

  • a wall to divide the United States of Mexico is not a bad idea, three problems of USA, government corruption, uncontrollable drug abuse and undocumented illegal hiring

  • Eating tacos and enchiladas in Mexico is like eating hot dogs and sandwich in United States. this is just traditional food.

  • As you love Pueblo magico. You should have visited Pueblo Magico de Coatepec, Veracruz. This place is fantastic. My wife and I spent 3 days there the last part of April first of May. They have an orchid museum there that is second to none. They also have a huge orchid expo that is fantastic.
    I'm an expat from Texas living in Cuernavaca for the past year and really love it here.
    Thanks for your videos.

  • Great Video..thank you! The bug sound you hear by the stream at your hotel are Cicadas. We used to call them June Bugs when I was growing up in California..
    Safe Travels Amigos!

  • Have you two ever met up with Kinetic Kennons? That'd be so much fun to watch. I love your videos ❤️

  • Wow. This is beautiful. Enjoy guys, when u have children and are trying to buy a house for the fam is hard to do this!!! Enjoy !!!

  • Long ago I had similar experiences of people wanting to hear me speak English in out of the way places. Before the internet, before youtube, and even before VCRs made movies in English accessible around the world (American movies for theater release were dubbed into Spanish), a lot of English teachers in Mexican schools did not speak English well, so students did not learn how to speak English with an intelligible accent. A science teacher in Colima explained that to me, after we had to switch back to Spanish because I could not understand his spoken English, although he read and wrote it well. That's just one way that the internet has made the culture everywhere partly global.

  • Pon dulc'e I dont like. The top part is sugar the rest is just bread. Not a good thing for diabetic people. But for others it's okay. The other🌯🌮🥗 food does look really good . …. You both have such great energy.And your Spanish is the bomb💣🕶🕶

  • Hi I just started watching your videos and loooove them .
    My husband and I have our heart set on moving back to Mexico .
    We are originally from Mexico City but come to the USA very young.
    Now we have our 4 kids and hoping to move back in a few years to give our kids the experience of Mexico culture.
    Looking forward to more of your videos.
    Hasta pronto .

  • I was in comala many years ago. The city is great! Loved the ponche! The beaches are awesome in Colima, there are caverns, and in a part of the city I visited they where uncovering ancient pyramids.
    Such a great place to visit!

  • a tip on how to pronounce the "j" in spanish, mix how you pronounce the "k" with the "h" en english, start pronouncing the "k" and from that part pull it like an "h"

    and for Xoloitzcuintl, well the trick is to brake it in syllables, Xo-lo-itz-cuin-tl, and with some english spelling help Sho-law-eats-queen-t, you can mute the last "l", so now pronounce it faster and faster.

  • Great show from these kids, look is mexico safe is america safe, its all relative, the truth is mexico has culture and history that dates back to prehispanic traditions, its unique mix and the survival of these towns is historic within its own merit, its a cool very exciting place to visit if your from north el paso. Its a magical set of towns all over mexico, will you get bored at some point, yes but its a terrific place to visit, for all you gringos please take a trip to guadalajara then tequila then puerto vallarta to wet your beak a bit, you will understand why mexico is unique and grandioso.. Can every native survive or make a living in these small towns, no way folks, that is why people migrate to larger cities and/or the american north, but these towns remain as icons of cultures coming together and meshing a new space but imagine this happening over centuries. When was the last time you visted a town in america with this mix, imagine the beauty of american small towns if they developed in the same manner, preanglo and native, coming together, towns would also be magical, folks the point is these town represent europe and native traditions meshing to create these very unique spaces, not in terms of mexican but in terms of rich cultures with real themes, not theme parks, very cool folks.. make the trip, mexico and america have unique relationships why would you not want to experience that time and space next door, not on the other side of the pond, just simply next door, great job kids, but yes be smart and safe, in mexico and in chicago, again its all relative. narcos exist in mexico, gangs exist in chicago, but again you reap what you sow.. so make it happen folks, you will fall in love with these places just like every other non mexican..

  • The world could be a beautiful place everywhere it is the money system that creates all the problems and controllers of this system , they start wars , they sell weapons , build walls and military borders , brainwash people with media , school system brainwashing lies , etc . Nobody seems to notice nobody seems to care .

  • At least don’t call the immigration police or tell you to go back to US bcs this is Mexico and you should speak Spanish…

  • Magnetic Hill-in New Brunswick, Canada Has a hill outside of Moncton that has the same type of gravitation up hill in a car!! Like your videos, thanks for sharing your info!!

  • i imagine people who are hard of hearing or deaf, younger or senior, appreciate the captions….but they are too dark to read and I kept trying to get rid of what I thought were ads. Any chance you could make it black letters on a white background? It really is very thoughtful of you.

  • Just revisiting your channel and wanted to say thanks for your great info…….be safe out there. I'm thinking about traveling to the Yucatan, any updates for that region?

  • You guys should really visit Lagos de Moreno jalisco Beautiful town , really recommended 🇲🇽👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Some Americans like to talk about Mexico's violence problem… While completely blissfully ignoring the mass shootings per yr in USA.

  • Those bugs are cicadas. We have those in the wet areas of Texas. As they grow, they crawl out of their transparent shell and leave i on the trees. Love your videos!

  • Be careful in Mexico. I've lived there on and off for the last 11 years, and there has been a huge uptick in violence over the last several months. I was at the Galerias in GDL two weeks ago when that big shootout happened at Carl's Jr.

  • I cant believe you made it out alive! you are very brave 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    the US drug war is the problem. just look at Columbia.

  • My family immigrated legally to the USA, when I was seven,….circa 1960, I did not speak English , but took a dictionary to the bathroom while pooping every day,…learned English VERY fast!! ….we traveled by car ( when gasoline was 10 cents a gallon, LOL!), back and forth, from Mexico City to Los Angeles California a few times to visit relatives……we passed through so many "magical pueblos" when I was young,..and I always had a fantasy of living, or retiring in one of these little picturesque, friendly little magical pueblos / towns!….I worked hard all my life, and I am now comfortably retired in the USA,and still a Mexican citizen, and permanent resident of the USA….! I own my house in Texas!…. but you guys are about to convince me to take that final leap into my fantasy retirement in Mexico!…thanks for your vids guys!

  • Never say "ven" to a Mexican chicken (the correct palabra to have used was: "venga"). The chickens have seen that little trick used a few hours before el almuerzo.

  • You guys are too cute! I really enjoy your sense of humor and your sincere appreciation for Mexico. I want to visit all of those places!! 😩😩😉😉

  • The insects sound like cicadas, here in Texas the Copperhead Snake ( venomous ) is very fond of eating them it's there favorite meal , so watch your step !

  • Hola. Big fan of your videos. In this video that sounds of the insects are called chicharras. Im from compostela nayarit. When the chicharras make this noise for us or me in mexico is because its going to rain they call the rain. You hear chicharras its going to rain so hurry home lol

  • I have NEVER wanted to visit Mexico due to US media fear mongering, after watching your videos I want to go tomorrow! Mexico was my husband's first pick for retirement and I vetoed it…you are making me realize I was wrong.


  • Just started watching you videos and overall good. Jordan you have a very unique voice that keep you tuned in for some reason. Anyway keep them coming Tangerine Travels and safe travels to the next one!

  • I mean most people live in Canada or the USA with million dollar homes and stuck paying the mortgage. While if they consider selling their home and relocate in beautiful Mexico. They can buy easy 5 or 6 houses and rent them out on Airbnb 💯😂

  • With the latest savage massacre of woman and children in Mexico, it would be hard to argue that just minding one's own business as long as that is not the drug trade is pretty naive. Even middle class Mexicans have for a long time been threatened with extortion, kidnapping, and other crimes. Crime can happen anywhere of course, but just visiting "dangerous" places here and there doesn't make them safe just because nothing happened this time around. You are taking a gamble. More exposure is more chance to lose. Cheap is not always so cheap.

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