Posted by Ernie Gorrie on September 27, 2000 at 17:24:16:
In Reply to: Re: Road/highway from Manzanillo to Ixtapa posted by Christinna on September 27, 2000 at 15:39:31:
We too found the fellows at the checkpoints to be pleasant and helpful.
BTW, as you leave a checkpoint, check out the guy sitting at the right side of the road with a piece of rope in front of him. If you check out the left side of the road, you'll see the beginnings of a spike belt. If anyone tries to "run" the checkpoint, the guy on the right gives the rope a tug, pulls the spike belt across, and the guy on the left pulls out his machine gun.
I guess the moral of this is to be gracious and and accept their graciousness.