Mexico may drop out of top 10 tourist destinations

Mar 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Philly.com

In this Jan. 4, 2013 file photo, a woman walks along the beach in Tulum, Mexico.

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Serrano Red

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Why would anyone want to go there
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Serrano Red wrote:
Why would anyone want to go there
I guess if you want to eat lousy food, get killed, and mingle with a bunch of morons, Mexico would be the place you would want to go.
You could always hook up with ILuvMexMen for a good time also and she doesn't charge much. You could get her for 1 peso and get change back!
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Well, at least you haters continue to prove your ignorance. And the huge advantage to your xenophobic stupidity is that those who know the truth about Mexico don't have to put up with your ugliness while we are there.
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Well, at least you haters continue to prove your ignorance. And the huge advantage to your xenophobic stupidity is that those who know the truth about Mexico don't have to put up with your ugliness while we are there.
In all honesty it is very dangerous to travel in Mexico. I guess if you want to stay in a resort and swim in the ocean and not travel into the mountains you should be fine. Buy everywhere I go I like to see everything. I went to Aruba, rented a car and saw all the tourest attractions. I literraly drove the whole Island. As well as Saint Martin.

My friend came her about a month ago. He lives in Denver. He is originally from Madera here in Chihuahua. His first day he was robbed of $700 at gun point in a pharmacy, as well as everyone else and the pharmacy also. He was worried for two years about returning Just recently a White American friend came here and went onto the Sierras nearby. They were stopped at a narco road block by 15 men armed with AK-47's and AR-15's. They threatened their lives, told them they could not use their satellite cell phones. They gave them rules before letting them go. When they got to the Pueblo they met two couples of Americans staying at the hotel. They told my friend that the narco's just came right into their room unannounced and told them they had transmitters that they picked their satellite cell phone calls. They told them if they used them again they would be killed.

On leaving and coming out of the mountains and on the only road going in or out my friend was stopped by a Federal road block. They asked them point blank if they knew where the bad guys were. How did they even know they had encountered bay guys? He was smart enough to say he had not seen any. I am sure if he had said he had seen them, he would have been killed.

Many people here do not drive at night. Many American companies that have American employees working in Mexico have written policies that they have to be in before dark. My wife have had many friends here robbed and had all their stuff taken. One group while traveling from Chhuahua to Mazatlan. They were lured in by whjat looked to be an 80 year old man with car problems. Many are jacked on the road to Cuahtemoc from Chihuahua by the Narco groups. We went to a wedding one night halfway to Cauhtemoc. I had to take a leak really bad on the way back. My wife and the other Mexican couple told me that I would have to hold it and I could not stop on the side of the road. I am told I cannot talk to strangers by them also in my travels, even in the day when they approach me. They were adamant about it.

This does not happen in the USA, or rarely. I do not care what you say or anyone else. Mexico is dangerous. Just read the blogs from illegals. Many say the reason they live in the USA is because it is not safe in Mexico. So are they lying? Mexicans know it is not safe to drive, but many have no options. They are taking a risk when they drive long distances.
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Well, at least you haters continue to prove your ignorance. And the huge advantage to your xenophobic stupidity is that those who know the truth about Mexico don't have to put up with your ugliness while we are there.
don't mind me BUT I believe Concerned.
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ima wrote:
<quoted text> don't mind me BUT I believe Concerned.
I will tell you without I do not have to make up a lie. There is so much going on here I could write a book but I do not have time anyway and they kill writers so I would not.

Without a doubt you do not want to travel in a car long distance into Mexico. Not now for sure. You will be a moving target for criminals and they know you have money to travel and nice things in your vehicle.

I do not feel that way about the Baja however, as I have driven to Cabo from Tijuana at least 9 times. It is an incredible drive with nice stops along the way.
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Concerned wrote:
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I will tell you without I do not have to make up a lie. There is so much going on here I could write a book but I do not have time anyway and they kill writers so I would not.
Without a doubt you do not want to travel in a car long distance into Mexico. Not now for sure. You will be a moving target for criminals and they know you have money to travel and nice things in your vehicle.
I do not feel that way about the Baja however, as I have driven to Cabo from Tijuana at least 9 times. It is an incredible drive with nice stops along the way.
thanks for the up dates on what is really happening, it's always good to hear what is REALLY GOING ON from some one who lives in Mexico. God bless you and your family, stay safe.
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Concerned, your exprriences are not universal. This year, I drove a full 4, 000 miles in Mexico. Since the PRI takeover, even the internal checkppints have changed and are staffed by a larger variety of officials and have become more cordial. There was an uncomfortable hotel sweep south of Monterrey by the army, but staying in the Monterrey area was not the best choice anyway and was done to avoid driving through that rather confusing city at night. Drivi g along the Oaxacan Pacific was smooth as silk. The newly finished highway from Linares to San Roberto Junction was a true joy. Most of my ecpat friends live in small towns, not the expat enclaves and all felt comfortable - except for the erosion of the value of the dollar. Time to replace the House as our evomomics will never be fixed with an Eric Cantor in power. It's like putting Wayne LaPierre in charge of gun policy and expecting less senseless killing by overarming people with John Wayne fantacies
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I love tulum and visit cancun as much as I can what fantastic views you have. All hotel staff I have encountered have been polite and helpful. Cost a lot of money to visit from the UK but well worth it. the only bad thing I can think of when I visit is the downright rude Americans and canadians pig ignorant we met a couple of decent people but there weren't many. So all the racism I read from the Americans it's just sour grapes cos you live in a shite country and you are jelous. Now can't wait to holiday again in cancun.
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pinchejuan wrote:
Concerned, your exprriences are not universal. This year, I drove a full 4, 000 miles in Mexico. Since the PRI takeover, even the internal checkppints have changed and are staffed by a larger variety of officials and have become more cordial. There was an uncomfortable hotel sweep south of Monterrey by the army, but staying in the Monterrey area was not the best choice anyway and was done to avoid driving through that rather confusing city at night. Drivi g along the Oaxacan Pacific was smooth as silk. The newly finished highway from Linares to San Roberto Junction was a true joy. Most of my ecpat friends live in small towns, not the expat enclaves and all felt comfortable - except for the erosion of the value of the dollar. Time to replace the House as our evomomics will never be fixed with an Eric Cantor in power. It's like putting Wayne LaPierre in charge of gun policy and expecting less senseless killing by overarming people with John Wayne fantacies
Glad you made it Ok and without a problem. But many others have not been that lucky. I think you read my story about being pulled over in Cosala near Mazatlan by Narcos. We were being prepared to be shot and a 13 year old boy wanted the honors. That was before the drug violence. My friend and I were lucky to get out alive. I know a lot of people that have been stopped and robbed of everything. From both Mexico and the USA in there travels in Mexico. A friend of mine from California came upon a group of them further South that were shooting guns into the air and celebrating around the 4 policemen they had just killed. Right on the side of the road. He circled quick and heard a few shots whiz past and they then tried to catch him. He got away. But later is car was hit and totaled by a logging truck heading up to Durango on the Spina de Diablo. He came out OK. I have made that drive several times and it is amazing, just breath taking. You could see many trucks that went over the edge and were not retrievable. My friend has made several trips and spent a lot of times on the back roads in Mexico. He has had many close calls also. But it goes with the territory.

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My daughter lives there. has now for about 8yrs. she is white and fears for her life every single day. YES without question it is not safe for an American to travel or live there. Her husband has been kidnapped once and robbed at least twice. she prays every day that he will be able o come to the states with her ASAP. It is a process. they live in Reynosa, and his family in Pueblo. Many! many! times she awaits his call before crossing to go home to him, to make sure it is safe. She is a teacher in McAllen.There have been many times she stayed in Texas with church members because it was not safe to go home. I have while talking to her at her home, heard gunfire in the background. We have to live with her choice to stay there with him (live,or die) there doors have two keys, one to get out the other to get in. So if you have to use a key to get out of your home, how safe is it? get real people! heavy bars on windows and doors. A heavy iron fence atop of concrete walls and Iron gate with lock. And they moved several times before to get to this place because it is the safest area to live there right now. I pray every day for their safe return.

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Yes, no night driving, it is not safe at all. Unless you are Mexican.
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Here Is One wrote:
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Just made the drive from the border to Vallarta again???
I talked to a young Mormon Missionary last night that was at my Dad's house in Utah. He is obviously white American. He was pushing his religion in Acapulco, Guererro. He was with his companion when a Lincoln Navigator tried to kidnap them both. They ran, and the men turned around and then they tried to run him over. They got around a corner and ducked into an Oxxo. They were terrified as well as the employees. They told the employees they are trying to kidnap or kill them. The employees said to each other and the people in the store to act normal, so not draw attention. The vehicle made several passes trying to find them. He said he and his partner were absolutely terrified. They actually had their mission cut short and left Acapulco after just 7 months. He said it was very dangerous there. He just barely got back. He said he had seen shootouts and murders in his short stay there.

I had him talk to my wife on the phone. After their conversation my wife said what part of Mexico is he from. I told her he was a gringo from the USA and white. She was amazed as he was so fluent in Spanish in such a short time. She almost did not believe me. They have a crash course in the language of the country they are going to. It takes a few months. They learn to speak any language and fluently in a very short time span.

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I talked to a young Mormon Missionary last night that was at my Dad's house in Utah. He is obviously white American. He was pushing his religion in Acapulco, Guererro. He was with his companion when a Lincoln Navigator tried to kidnap them both. They ran, and the men turned around and then they tried to run him over. They got around a corner and ducked into an Oxxo. They were terrified as well as the employees. They told the employees they are trying to kidnap or kill them. The employees said to each other and the people in the store to act normal, so not draw attention. The vehicle made several passes trying to find them. He said he and his partner were absolutely terrified. They actually had their mission cut short and left Acapulco after just 7 months. He said it was very dangerous there. He just barely got back. He said he had seen shootouts and murders in his short stay there.
I had him talk to my wife on the phone. After their conversation my wife said what part of Mexico is he from. I told her he was a gringo from the USA and white. She was amazed as he was so fluent in Spanish in such a short time. She almost did not believe me. They have a crash course in the language of the country they are going to. It takes a few months. They learn to speak any language and fluently in a very short time span.
Go to Chicago......Houston........

There are a estimated 200K Americans and Canadian snow birds that make the drive twice a year and it is rare for them to have a problem.......
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Go to Chicago......Houston........
There are a estimated 200K Americans and Canadian snow birds that make the drive twice a year and it is rare for them to have a problem.......
Again you are talking about the areas infected by Hispanics, Black and Asian gangs. I do not see big motor homes that are associated with snow birds making the drive into Mexico. Unless you are talking about Baja, California. Everyone here in Mexico knows that if you make a long drive try not to look to well to do and stay in the better areas when renting a hotel while traveling.

Houston is also dangerous for Hispanics and Blacks. But just driving through is not a problem. If you have to stay a night you do not go to the barrio to get a hotel. You go to the nicer areas. Just like Americans with money do in Mexico.

It is common sense.

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Again you are talking about the areas infected by Hispanics, Black and Asian gangs. I do not see big motor homes that are associated with snow birds making the drive into Mexico. Unless you are talking about Baja, California. Everyone here in Mexico knows that if you make a long drive try not to look to well to do and stay in the better areas when renting a hotel while traveling.
Houston is also dangerous for Hispanics and Blacks. But just driving through is not a problem. If you have to stay a night you do not go to the barrio to get a hotel. You go to the nicer areas. Just like Americans with money do in Mexico.
It is common sense.
Never said motorhomes

These are folks that drive down for the winter and drive north for the summer......

And there is no more problems here then driving in the USA.......
well

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Who in their right mind would go to Mexico?

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well wrote:
Who in their right mind would go to Mexico?
Here is a list of a few that live here in Punta De Mita

Bill gates
Jobs family
Warren Buffet
G sorros
Tom Siebel
Larry Ellis
Jon Rubenstien
Joe Francis
Lady Ga Ga
The walton family
Carlos Slim

How many houses like this in your neighborhood?

http://www.lapuntarealty.com
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Never said motorhomes
These are folks that drive down for the winter and drive north for the summer......
And there is no more problems here then driving in the USA.......
There are problems. You just do not hear about them or read about them because they are not reported. 91.8 percent of the crimes here in Mexico are not reported. My brother wanted to report a crime purpetrated against him in Mazatlan but the people and everyone agreed it would do no good. Even the guy they are sure stole money from at the hotel had a shit eaten grin on his face as he knew nothing would happen.

My friend was just here South of Chihuahua in the Sierras and he was stopped at a Narco roadblock with 15 people that had AK-47's. Fortunately there were just detained, threatened with their lives and told they could not use their satellite phones or they would be killed. The people they met at the Hotel had the Narco's come into their hotel and them not to use their satellite cells or they would be killed. They were lucky not to be robbed like I know of several people that have. I personally know people that have been robbed of everything they had on there drives to Puerto Vallarta. One happened in Sonora, one near Hermosillo, one near Mazatlan and and several others I can not think of right now. But it was in route to their final destination of Puerto Vallarta. I have been traveling to Mexico and doing research here all my life. I can tell you many stories. Maybe they did not happen in Puerto Vallarta, but they happened on the way. At least they were not killed. This stuff does happen all the time. My wives friends have had it happen driving to Mazatlan. You read about it happening on the roads all the time. Even buses are stopped and Mexican people pulled off and robbed and killed in other areas. Some were Mexican American citizens. It is not all roses because it has not happened to you yet. It has happened to me. But I go knowing it can happen. But I like to think it will not.

Concerned

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Here Is One wrote:
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Here is a list of a few that live here in Punta De Mita
Bill gates
Jobs family
Warren Buffet
G sorros
Tom Siebel
Larry Ellis
Jon Rubenstien
Joe Francis
Lady Ga Ga
The walton family
Carlos Slim
How many houses like this in your neighborhood?
http://www.lapuntarealty.com
Guarantee you they have security just like they do in the USA also. Carlos Slim travels with a small army. He is not dumb.

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