Travelling to Mexico City and San Miguel....am I going to die?

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  1. AZChilicat

    AZChilicat Member

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    Get a money belt. Keep most of your money there and then some walking around cash in your pocket. Wear comfy walking shoes. Bring sunscreen and immodium (not because it's Mexico but because you're travelling.)

    Other than that have a good time. Oh, don't put a maple leaf on anything.
     
  2. LDS22

    LDS22 LFC Silver Supporting Member

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    is there any way i can get a life insurace policy on you?
    no, you'll be fine. wife and i were married (actually just a ceremony) near playacar in 2010. the resorts are super safe. we even went back a couple years later to talum for a week long vacation, and used the public transport (bus) to get back up to playacar

    you're going to a different area, but same still applies. be aware of your surroundings and don't wear a 1" gold necklace and bracelet, but i'd suggest that anywhere
    :hide

    since you're only 6'2" instead of 6'6" 200# ripped like the rest of this i'd buy a burner revolver and a few grenades just in case, or just settle in and enjoy yourself. i'm not saying everything is 'safe' but the gov has an interest in keeping n. american tourist money flowing in. actually, the taxi cabs are more of a risk than walking down the street just because it only takes one shady driver to help, or be forced to help a criminal.

    don't let your caution overtake the joy of the occasion. a few people didn't come to our wedding (out of fear) but everyone we wanted/needed to be there showed up. support your family. they will remember it forever.

    also, congrats for the addition :beer
     
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  3. xjojox

    xjojox Tardis-dwelling wanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Mexico City is a huge metropolis. Just be careful as you would in any big city.
    San Miguel is lovely. Very European, and lots of artists.
    Hopefully you booked the "in between" with a nice bus company.
     
  4. CRAIG4FSU

    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    In fluent Mexican?
     
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    LDS22 LFC Silver Supporting Member

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    see. no abla? :)
     
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  6. BillBee

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    FWIW People have told me just stick to the tourist spots - no adventuring into the more cultural areas.

    Anyone remember the stories about people waking up in a bathtub of ice missing a kidney or two? I did find the rash of beheadings disturbing.
     
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  7. CRAIG4FSU

    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah, and if you can't read Mexican, how are you going to know to get to the hospital?!
     
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  8. Northerner

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    (They know because they speak Brazilian And Mexican fluently.)
    I'm not one for fear mongering or paranoia. Just how it is according to them.
    Closest one's son's father is a soccer star from Mexico City.
     
  9. BillBee

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    I think its the same word. Though making an ice vest and running for the border might be better.
     
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    My point was, blend in as much as you can and have someone that can speak the local language. Speaking Castillian (sp) is not a recipe for success whether you are in Barcelona or Mexico City.

    In addition to exercising care with the water, exercise the same level of care with ice.
     
  11. Ephi82

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    Sounds like you have a great opportunity to see a different world, country and people.

    Mexico City, as said by several others, is no different than any other modern, highly populated cities in the world. Act and behave accordingly.

    By the way, outward confidence is the best posture you can take. Going into NYC looking like a tourist from Saskatoon will surely get you on the target list of every incompetent mugger in the city. Relax and end enjoy!
     
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    When you are in a taxi make sure to keep an eye on the meter. If he points to get you to look at something outside and you look, your fare just doubled. Ask me how I know....
     
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    Do you seriously want the OP to believe that the homicide rate in Toronto is similar to Chicago and Mexico City?

    There were 69 homicides in Toronto last year, up from 56 in 2015 and 57 in 2014. Population of about 6 Million.

    Yes crime exists everywhere but you are comparing apples to oranges
     
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    Can I have all your gear? You're going to die...



    someday. ;)
     
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    Actually no, however, you seldom see people asking "I am going to Chicago, am I going to die?"
    The simple conclusion one can make is that because it is Mexico it must be more dangerous. Much like the other fellow who seems incapable of believing that kids in Costa Rica could have woodshop, because well, they live in caves, or trees.

    Should one ask "I am going to Toronto, will I be shot in a bus? will I be shot at the mall? Is the trip to the centre of the universe boring?"
     
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    My Mother-in-law was a frequent visitor to San Miguel and always loved it. She just cancelled this years trip after hearing about 3 bombings and numerous murders in recent months. Of course if I was coming from another country and heard the statistics from Chicago it would give me pause as well. Check out the spanish version of the San Miguel FB page. That's where my MIL found a lot of useful information that isn't sugar coated by the tourism bureau. Be safe.
     
  17. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    A 23% increase! Toronto must be some kind of dystopian hellscape now.
     
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    It is ever since they stopped the gravy train.
     
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    We're goin' off the rails on a gravy train (weedly weedly weedly).
     
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  20. Staggerlee

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    Mexico City is very different safety and crime wise than NYC.
     

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