Would you go to Mexico these days?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rnoldh, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,573
    Likes Received:
    975
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    As some of you know I live in Houston, and I go to Mexico often.

    Primarily to the border. But I've been to many of the tourist spots ( Acapulpo, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Cancun ) as well as Monterrey and Guadalajara too.

    I love the Mexican people and I think it's a great but poor country.

    Today, I saw this happened in Acapulco. Granted no tourists were killed but Acapulco is extremely important to Mexico's tourism industry. I've already vowed to stay away from the DF, Mexico City, because of random kidnappings.

    Would you go to Mexico these days as a tourist or do you think it's just too dangerous?
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,650
    Likes Received:
    856
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    Can't you just have your Mexican ladyfriends come to Houston for a weekend? [​IMG]
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

    Messages:
    22,225
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    Irvine
    i would love to go to Mexico City one day. actually ive been talking about it with my wife about a future vacation. ive been to the border and also to Cabo and loved it.

    I dont think it is dangerous to go there at all. perhaps relatively less safe than years before, but still safe enough. one of the main things that drives Mexico is tourism.
     
  4. redcaimen

    redcaimen Bigtime

    Messages:
    7,092
    Likes Received:
    659
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Would not go. Its a mess. Even without the current problems it has some of the most corrupt law enforcement this side of Africa.
     
  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

    Messages:
    8,607
    Likes Received:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    I didn't like the vibes when I was down in Mexico in 1946 as a young 'un and have never cared to go back. Many individual Mexicans are sweet and lovable people, but Mexico as whole just strikes me as corrupt, sinister and violent.

    I remember an old veteran of the Border Patrol telling me, "Them Messuns'll kill ya as soon as look at ya. Ah know, Ah done kilt nine of 'em myself."

    I asked if he had known Charles Askins in the Patrol. He replied, "Oh yeah, I knowed Charlie Askins. He was a wunnerful man--HARD and MEAN!"

    I wonder if old boys like him aren't an extinct breed these days.
     
  6. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

    Messages:
    13,573
    Likes Received:
    975
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Can't you just have your Mexican ladyfriends come to Houston for a weekend? [​IMG]

    Immigration and border enforcement is tougher than ever and coyotes are $2,500-$3,000!

    That sort of takes the bargain aspect out of it[​IMG]

    And Mexico really has some beautiful tourist attractions. Houston is not noted for it's beauty.
     
  7. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    I was there two weeks ago, and have been there 5 or times in the past 2 years.
     
  8. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

    Messages:
    6,274
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
  9. nomed

    nomed Senior member

    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    I'll still go to mexico. Where else am i supposed to sell my automatic weapons?
     
  10. Vito

    Vito Senior member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Location:
    California
    Fuck no!
     
  11. Plsez2

    Plsez2 Senior member

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Mexico has never been a place I would ever consider going. So what's going on now is just another reason to skip it regarding any holiday plans.
     
  12. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Senior member

    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Style Newbie
    Not really interested in going....
    Maybe if they clean it up a little....
    Currently some of the things Mexico has to offer:
    -Swine Flue
    -Can't drink the water or ice
    -Gang Battles
    -Kidnapping
    -Corrupt Government/Police
    -Shady as hell
    -Don't speak the language
     
  13. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

    Messages:
    9,464
    Likes Received:
    1,442
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Location:
    Not in Atlanta, GA
    Immigration and border enforcement is tougher than ever and coyotes are $2,500-$3,000!

    That sort of takes the bargain aspect out of it[​IMG]

    And Mexico really has some beautiful tourist attractions. Houston is not noted for it's beauty.


    Come now, as a former Houston resident, the brown beaches of Galveston continue to lure me with their siren song..
     
  14. TEPLimey

    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    As some of you know I live in Houston, and I go to Mexico often.

    Primarily to the border. But I've been to many of the tourist spots ( Acapulpo, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Cancun ) as well as Monterrey and Guadalajara too.

    I love the Mexican people and I think it's a great but poor country.

    Today, I saw this happened in Acapulco. Granted no tourists were killed but Acapulco is extremely important to Mexico's tourism industry. I've already vowed to stay away from the DF, Mexico City, because of random kidnappings.

    Would you go to Mexico these days as a tourist or do you think it's just too dangerous?


    I would go to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, or Cabo. I would avoid the East Coast and Mexico City.
     
  15. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

    Messages:
    10,247
    Likes Received:
    470
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Location:
    Hobart, IN
    Just don't go to the border.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by