Mexico Travel Worries!!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:32 AM
Here's a link to the U.S. Department of State Travel advisory:
MIG: Mexico Travel Alert
although this article I just found states something different for the big tourist areas.
Mexico: Spring Break, Beaches -- and Bloodshed - News- msnbc.com
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:49 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:58 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:42 AM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:52 AM
| Originally Posted by poohshek |
My fiance and I were talking about this over dinner and I think the popular tourist areas should be okay since the violence is over drug cartels and the military/police near the borders.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:28 AM
Mexico is NOT unsafe. It is EXACTLY the same as traveling anywhere else. There is crime and danger if you put yourself in questionable or illegal circumstances. I have travelled there as a tourist many times, and actually lived there this summer- traveling all over the country.
If I can take the subway in Mexico City after midnight, you can drink Margaritas in downtown Cabo, PV, Cancun... wherever.
Sit back and enjoy.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:01 AM
I have no idea why this pissed me off, but it did.
We will be in the resort 90% of the time..I only plan to venture off to the bars/clubs area one night.
Do you think I should include this in my Pre-Traval newsletter to maybe ease any fears my guests may have
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:03 PM
Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:11 AM
The night we went to our rehearsal dinner in Playa del Carmen there was a massive shooting at the stop we went by everyday and went by twice that day. It was in the news here. The police chief was shot while he was patroling this stop. Two people pulled up in the middle of the day and shot him in the middle of the street. The people who shot him where part of the police.
During our wedding three military men with machine guns and everything walked right in front of us. They patrol the coast now everyday. It was kind of scary. I have a picture of them but Im not sure how to post pictures yet. You can definatley see that it is a different country and you are not at home. I wouldnt say that I felt unsafe but I definatly missed the comfort of home alittle. These people live in a place where the military and police arent on the same page, add in the drug dealers and also the fact that most of the law enforcement are "dirty". You will feel alittle uneasy when you see these things though. The good thing is that the resorts for the most part are so well gaurded that you can stay there the whole time.
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