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Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:39 am
by philip964
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/43159 ... panish.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Police were called five hours after their ordeal began. Women were tied up with their own bikinis. Sunny and safe gun free Acapulco.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:55 pm
by Dave2
Thanks, I need to pass this on to a few people I know.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:03 pm
by Redneck_Buddha
Also good to stay away from Puerto Vallarta...or any place in Mexico. It's ashame because I would love to go see Chichen Itza.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:25 pm
by Keith B
Redneck_Buddha wrote:Also good to stay away from Puerto Vallarta...or any place in Mexico. It's ashame because I would love to go see Chichen Itza.
Mexico used to be a fun place to visit. Now it is nothing but a hotbed of dangerous activity. The crime squaller at the border has spread south and is rapidly engulfing any and all areas, including those tourist areas that used to be fairly safe.

On a off-topic note, seeing you write Chichen Itza reminded me of when I tried to send a text message with that in it and what ended up sent after auto-correct said 'Make sure to go and visit Chicken Pizza'. :lol:

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:44 pm
by puma guy
Redneck_Buddha wrote:Also good to stay away from Puerto Vallarta...or any place in Mexico. It's ashame because I would love to go see Chichen Itza.
My daughter and son-in-law were there just before Christmas with two other couples and we were constantly worried all the time they were gone. Her husband booked it and I warned him Mexico is not a good place to vacation thes days. I am sending this to them.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:26 pm
by knotquiteawake
My wife keeps wanting to vacation in Mexico... No matter how many of these stories she still insists that we should take a vacation there. She is nostalgic for a 6 month internship she did there in college. Things have changed since then though, she doesn't get that.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:30 pm
by fickman
The Cabo San Lucas vacationers I know still rabidly defend it. . . saying it's so out of the way that the cartels have strategic interest in it.

I know some others who insist on going to Cozumel and Cancun.

Acapulco definitely has the most concerning recent past of the major tourist destinations. I believe the Cabo folks are probably winning the argument for safest tourist destination in Mexico, but I'm still not making any plans to visit.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:48 pm
by Redneck_Buddha
Keith B wrote:
Redneck_Buddha wrote:Also good to stay away from Puerto Vallarta...or any place in Mexico. It's ashame because I would love to go see Chichen Itza.
Mexico used to be a fun place to visit. Now it is nothing but a hotbed of dangerous activity. The crime squaller at the border has spread south and is rapidly engulfing any and all areas, including those tourist areas that used to be fairly safe.

On a off-topic note, seeing you write Chichen Itza reminded me of when I tried to send a text message with that in it and what ended up sent after auto-correct said 'Make sure to go and visit Chicken Pizza'. :lol:
"rlol"

Don't you love auto-correct?

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:14 am
by johncanfield
We've been to Chichen Itza a few years ago before all of the drug violence got so out of control. We're quite well traveled and I thought it was an okay place to visit but meh, wouldn't want to go back even if it was perfectly safe.

Wife and I call Chichen Itza Chicken Itchin.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:31 am
by texanjoker
I don't go anymore. We used to do surfing trips down baja...ahh good times. Now days you get robbed or worse. Sad

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:01 pm
by i8godzilla
fickman wrote:The Cabo San Lucas vacationers I know still rabidly defend it. . . saying it's so out of the way that the cartels have strategic interest in it.

I know some others who insist on going to Cozumel and Cancun.

Acapulco definitely has the most concerning recent past of the major tourist destinations. I believe the Cabo folks are probably winning the argument for safest tourist destination in Mexico, but I'm still not making any plans to visit.
Our favorite place was Cuernavaca. They billed themselves as the Land of Eternal Spring. The people were friendly and it was relatively safe. Great accommodations and some of the best restaurants we have ever visited. We usually stayed in a resort that the main building was once a home of Lauren Bacall. IIRC the movie The Magnificent Seven was filmed in and around the area. Recent history has drug families hanging from a bridge of a major highway. I don't think we will go back.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:51 pm
by philip964
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... picks.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Pretty graphic photo, even with it being blurred. Just more violence in gun free Mexico.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:51 am
by mamabearCali
I would just as soon vacation in Afganistan as Mexico.

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:54 am
by anygunanywhere
mamabearCali wrote:I would just as soon vacation in Afganistan as Mexico.
I would rather go to Afghanistan than New York City.

Anygunanywhere

Re: Vacationing in gun free Mexico

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 am
by Keith B
anygunanywhere wrote:
mamabearCali wrote:I would just as soon vacation in Afganistan as Mexico.
I would rather go to Afghanistan than New York City.

Anygunanywhere
Yeah, you can carry your M4 in Afganistan, not New York or Mexico.