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Old 07-22-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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I read this today. I had no desire to return to Mexico even before I read it, but it's something to be aware of for those heading there.

All-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspected of drugging tourists
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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I've been to the all inclusive Temptation resort in Cancun 3 times. They are adult only and it's a party atmosphere.

Trust me to say that no "mickeys" need to be slipped into the drinks for this type of situation.

Add travel, heat, and unlimited supply of booze (granted, not the best) and people become quickly overwhelmed. If I wasn't an experienced drinker beforehand I could easily have woken only in my boxers in a back alley with a broken hand.

As for the hotel asking for the tourists to go to the police station? Of course, they don't want cops showing up at the resort.

The hospitals? Of course they want cash, US insurance isn't billable. I can't comment on the exorbitant rates but I have a strong guess cheaper than US medical costs.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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I'm not surprised that this happens but playing devil's advocate here, there could have been factors outside of the alcohol itself. I for one get extremely sick drinking in the sun. Could just be 1 drink too. I don't think what I have is uncommon either.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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I'm not surprised that this happens but playing devil's advocate here, there could have been factors outside of the alcohol itself. I for one get extremely sick drinking in the sun. Could just be 1 drink too. I don't think what I have is uncommon either.
Especially if your not a regular tequila drinker (I'm not) but when in Mexico, do as the Mexicans do.

I recall a spirited pool volleyball game going, where every score was treated with a community squirt of tequila from a bota bag. By the end of that game I didn't know which direction I was facing.

I was 41 at the time.
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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While I feel badly about what happened, if this were true, why isn't this happening to every tourist at those hotels?
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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While I feel badly about what happened, if this were true, why isn't this happening to every tourist at those hotels?
Every tourist would have to drink alcohol.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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Every tourist would have to drink alcohol.
Right. So how is it that every tourist that has drunk alcohol there has not had this happen to them?
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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Right. So how is it that every tourist that has drunk alcohol there has not had this happen to them?
Not all people report things that happened to them.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:13 PM
 
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Not all people report things that happened to them.
That would be a LOT of people.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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I didn't post this for debate, but to caution those with travel plans to one of these resorts that they should be aware of the allegations.
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