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View Poll Results: Would you venture out of a foreign resort?
Yes, it's fun to explore! 6 100.00%
No way, I don't respond well to kidnapping! 0 0%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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What a bunch of ridiculous generalizations and stereotyping about Mexico. Yes, they have drug cartels and drug violence in some parts of Mexico. But murders and kidnappings of tourists are very rare. Unless you deliberately put yourself in danger by venturing into dicey areas or having dealings with shady characters, you will be quite safe traveling outside the walls of your resort. I'm a 61 year old woman who drove through Mexico and lived there for 7 months - alone. I and all the other expats in the area were and are quite safe. Stop being such a fraidy cat and go see the world.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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What a bunch of ridiculous generalizations and stereotyping about Mexico. Yes, they have drug cartels and drug violence in some parts of Mexico. But murders and kidnappings of tourists are very rare. Unless you deliberately put yourself in danger by venturing into dicey areas or having dealings with shady characters, you will be quite safe traveling outside the walls of your resort. I'm a 61 year old woman who drove through Mexico and lived there for 7 months - alone. I and all the other expats in the area were and are quite safe. Stop being such a fraidy cat and go see the world.
Like I said, I've seen Mexico, I have no desire to ever see it again.

I've seen plenty of the world and know enough to know I'd rather go to other places
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Exactly. Went to Mexico years ago as a teen and have absolutely NO desire to ever go again. Heck, even the good Mexicans don't want to stay there now!
ahh, I was talking about the crimes and violence in the U.S.A., not mexico. You might want to compare the crime rate within the USA to that of the other countries and you may see that the USA is a very violent and crime ridden country. You may actually be safer as a visitor in a foreign country than right in your own neighborhood here.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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ahh, I was talking about the crimes and violence in the U.S.A., not mexico. You might want to compare the crime rate within the USA to that of the other countries and you may see that the USA is a very violent and crime ridden country. You may actually be safer as a visitor in a foreign country than right in your own neighborhood here.
Now that I've reread it, I see that I misunderstood your post - sorry about that.

I would agree that you can be pretty safe in many foreign countries.

And indeed you are actually safer in some foreign countries than you are in some places in America.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Now that I've reread it, I see that I misunderstood your post - sorry about that.

I would agree that you can be pretty safe in many foreign countries.

And indeed you are actually safer in some foreign countries than you are in some places in America.
I rarely locked my doors when I lived in Japan.
I always feel safe in Europe and most of SE Asia.
I'm never comfortable, nor do I feel safe, in most of the US.

I went to an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.
It was great! I went diving every day in the Red Sea.
But to stay there and not leave? Why bother spending the money?
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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Like I said, I've seen Mexico, I have no desire to ever see it again.

I've seen plenty of the world and know enough to know I'd rather go to other places
bahamas and costa rica isn't exactly plenty of the world.

costa rica can be a pretty dangerous place. sayulita's name is the name of a beach town in mexico thats just as nice as any beach town in the CR ive been to.

the way you're talking about mexico makes me think you dont have very much experience w the country. if you luv mountains then mexico is a great country.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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bahamas and costa rica isn't exactly plenty of the world.

costa rica can be a pretty dangerous place. sayulita's name is the name of a town thats just as nice as any beach town in the CR ive been to.

the way you're talking about mexico makes me think you dont have very much experience w the country.
Not sure how I have offended you, but I can assure you your rude tone is not necessary.

I did not say the Bahamas and Costa Rica were the ONLY places I've been.

I said those were the places were we ventured off into the countryside away from our resort. Which by the way, IS what this thread is supposed to be about. You seem to be getting off topic just a bit, just sayin'...
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Not sure how I have offended you, but I can assure you your rude tone is not necessary.
you are talking badly about my country how can i not be offended?
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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I rarely locked my doors when I lived in Japan.
I always feel safe in Europe and most of SE Asia.
I'm never comfortable, nor do I feel safe, in most of the US.

I went to an all-inclusive resort in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.
It was great! I went diving every day in the Red Sea.
But to stay there and not leave? Why bother spending the money?
My sister-in-law lived in Japan and says the same thing
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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I know some people who always travel to the local towns with a guide when they vacation in a foreign resort (mexico, jamaica, DR, etc.). Then there are others like me, who are worried to venture out and get kidnapped/killed. Especially in places like Mexico where you hear all these stories about kidnapping.

So who has ventured out and who's worried like me?
Care to share some links to "all these stories"?
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