Thank you very much. This means a great deal to me. After surving and recovering from an accident which should have killed me (9 years ago), my wife wanted to take me back to Oaxaca for my 50th birthday-to where the good times started for me. The Australian Embassy advises that Aust. citizens must stay away from Oaxaca. We have heard from US media that people were being decapitating people and that tourists had been killed...caught up in the violence. I did not believe it as I spent a lot of time living outside Pochutla with Zapotecs. My favourite place on the planet is the Zocalo en la Ciudad de Oaxaca.
Thanks mate. Stephen
I am in Oaxaca escaping a northern US winter. Oaxaca is safe! The squabbles between a couple of out lying villages do not affect tourists. I will be here 3 months.
The sad and bad news is from northern Mexico. Oaxaca remains a wonderful and safe place. I walk streets at night with more of a sense of safety than in my home city.