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Old 10-03-2012, 08:46   #1
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Danger Facts about Mexico

I get a little grief sometimes from people concerned about us cruising in Mexico with the kids. I came across this link and shared it with them through fb, thought I would share it with you as well.
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Re: Danger facts about Mexico

Every person that I talk to about cruising Mexico who hasn't done it says OMG! Be careful, lots of violence.
Every person that I talk to that has done it says OMG! You guys are gonna have a great time!
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Re: Danger facts about Mexico

We have cruised both coasts of mexcio, over the last 20 yrs, as currently as last yr. We cruised from our home in Louisiana, to the Cozumel, Cancun, Progresso, and the areas all around there. In Marinas and on the hook. Never had any problems of any type!!Met a lot of the areas Comm fishermen, traded with them for lobster, tuna ect.all we found was big smiles and a bunch of freindly folks ! I kinda think if your not messin with drug biz, you not gonna have problems. just our 2 cents
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Re: Danger facts about Mexico

Nice perspective overmyhead.....but still watch your back. Good Luck!
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Re: Danger facts about Mexico

Our boats in Isla Mujeres right now, we just cruised the yucatan from Isla to Xcalak without any problems or even any perception of problems.
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Re: Danger facts about Mexico

People have been saying that for a long time. My impression is that Baja and the Yucatan are pretty safe and lower crime. The mainland less safe, more crime but not critically so for the traveler with a sense of caution.
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Old 10-03-2012, 19:56   #7
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Nice perspective overmyhead.....but still watch your back. Good Luck!
Thanks this is exactly my point. The smart traveler watches his back while traveling, just like he should at home. When my son and I get out of the late show at home I am aware of who is around us and try and be aware of any dangers that might be near. That doesnt change no matter where we are. I dont think it is smart to be so naive as to think that we can be more careless or carefree than we would be at home, but I dont think we necessarily need to be more paranoid, thinking that every Mexican views us as targets. Only the time share guys do that
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Re: Danger Facts about Mexico

Actually every time you treat the locals like **** you compromise your own security, that is why they dislike American Tourists a lot .
Another thing is...Don't walk like a Victim in the darker area's of towns.
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Anytime you treat folks like **** your stupid anyway ! A smile will help most anywhere, and try to say a word or two of the language spoken there ! just trying helps a lot !! just my 2 cents
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I can tell you've spent some quality time with the natives as well...

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Anytime you treat folks like **** your stupid anyway ! A smile will help most anywhere, and try to say a word or two of the language spoken there ! just trying helps a lot !! just my 2 cents
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