san antonio to Eagle Pass, Texas
You could chance it and take a bus company from Piedras Negras (or Eagle Pass) to San Antonio. I'm not sure what bus companies run it. I went to Monterrey from Austin with a Mexican bus company called Americanos, and they were satisfactory (much better than some busses I've ridden on). Nothing special. You'll pay alot more for going with an American company.
Some notes..if you're flying into Mexico, you'll get one visa. Now if you're leaving overland, you may need a different visa. The only reason why I know this is because when I was crossing the border back to the states, 3 of us were detained by the Mexican officials because we did not have visas. 2 of us came by bus, and one flew in and was leaving overland. The guy hassled the lady who flew in and left overland -- she needed a different visa for crossing overland. Bizarre, yeah. Who knows, just something to look into. The customs aren't exactly the nicest people.
San Antonio..hmm...not an extremely exciting city (I'm biased, I lived there and got bored quickly ), but here are a few things that you could do...
- Visit the Alamo, La Villita (cool shopping area), El Mercado (Mexican marketplace), Hemisfair park and the Tower of Americas, Institute of Texan Cultures, and the Riverwalk (all in downtown, not too far from each other).
- Visit the historic missions - may need a car to do this
- You can visit the university I wasted 4 years at..nah, it's not worth it
What part of town will you be staying at in SA?
um, now i have a crazy idea: instead of hanging in a "boring city" for 3 days im looking into dude ranches. id rather be in a rural area than another us city.
Check out Bandera, TX (pop. 900-something) -- located about 50 miles NW of downtown San Antonio in the rolling hills, and nicknamed "Cowboy Capital of the World". It's a beautiful area -- I used to take driving trips around there just for the change of pace.
Here are some links for you to check out:
Bandera Convention and Visitors Bureau - a lot of dude ranch links on this site
Hill Country Visitor guide to Bandera
Brief history of Bandera
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