Another murder in Mexico ?! At A RIU !! Should I be worried ?
Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:04 PM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:10 PM
Especially since I love Chicago ...best sour Apple Martini's are still at the Fairmont Hotel , as far as I am concerned ...lol..
All of that being said . I told my future mother in law that her chances of being killed , murdered or whatever , are more likely in Toronto than in Mexico , and WE have a pretty low rate considering the size of the city .
Anyway , she is just being unreasonable . She was quick to point out that in the last few years there has been 'several ' Canadian slayings , her words , not mine . And if my memory serves me correct there has been 5 in total , hardly a HUGE amount in comparison to the amount of tourists , Canadian tourists that travel down .
I am trying hard not to let her get to me , lord knows I have enough on my plate to worry about , but this is just yet another thing for me to have to deal with . My FI told me that he would speak to her this morning and tell her to lay off with the calling of the other guests .
It breaks my heart to know that so many of 'his side' is thinking of cancelling . I would hate for us to get down there and have it be all of my family ...especially since most are flying in from Germany !!
Pictures will not look right without his peeps ya know . But I hear what all of you are saying ....and hey , what more can I do or say then what I already am .
I have emailed Riu directly this morning asking what their security is like on the actual resorts in light of the recent events . I am hoping that with a little more , " detailed " information I will be able to use it and stregthen my argument to my FI's Mom .
Since I know that there are other Riu brides here, I will let you all know what they email me back ....just in case you encounter any 'fraidy cats ' in your group as the date draws nearer.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:46 PM
We did have a a couple of little things happen (such as guys trying to grind on my younger daughter in the disco and her boyfriend was trying to protect her and it could have got ugly but we all left together, and some guy put his arm around me at the buffet) but they were all from other guests. I also heard from some of the young guys in our group that there were some other guys trying to entice them into some kind of rivalry thing but they were other Canadians from another city from us. I also heard that the Riu Vallarta called the police one night on some of the rowdy guests that were causing trouble and being loud in the courtyard one night (they had an airhorn!).
We saw tourist police all over the place and were told that as tourism is the main source of income for the area that safety is taken very seriously.
I hestitate to mention the couple of things that happened to us as I don't want them taken out of context. Overall we had a fantastic time and these things did not riun our vacation but rather alerted us to the fact that you do have to be careful where ever you are.
I was also in the Mayan Riviera January 2007 and my experience was very similar there (we actually stayed at the same resort as the couple who were murdered whilst there for their daughter's wedding).
I do understand people's hesitation but these things can happen anywhere!
Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:51 PM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:05 PM
| Originally Posted by Sandra E. |
However, Cabo is very safe. Mexico City on the other hand, has become very dangerous. But as you have seen several comments... what are you going to do? If you were going to Brazil, I would say be extremely careful.
Cabo is WAY WAY safer because its so populated by tourism. there really truly is no reason to worry.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:07 PM
Ignore the witch, she's just looking for an excuse not to go. FI will handle her and if he doesn't well its their loss.
You only need 2 people to get married the rest are nice but not a requirement lol
I was in Toronto a couple of years ago and our tour bloke told us to be careful of pickpockets so tell her to can it lmao
Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:09 AM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:13 AM
Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:40 AM
She is probably hoping you will change your mind and have the wedding at home....don't do it, otherwise, she will rule your life.
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