No visas necessary for UK or Irish passport holders. Carnet not needed, but
temporary importation of vehicle costs about $30 and an imprint of a credit
card (or a deposit of a few hundred dollars). Internet is cheap and widely
Very good major roads (often), and secondary roads are often
good too. Toll roads are very expensive by past standards (it would cost us
several hundred dollars to travel by the toll roads), and hard to avoid
(very badly signposted). Get a good map beforehand, as the maps readily available in
Mexico are abysmal - almost unusable. Drivers prone to drunkenness at fiesta
times, weekends, evenings, etc.
Very interesting and varied country, though sometimes not the friendliest
of people - maybe they are a bit jaded by all the tourists. Expensive even
by Central American standards - easing us into North American prices?