Originally Posted by honda03842
The same reason it makes sense to stay out of parts of Chicago - ask Leroy Brown.
LOL how true. My job required me to travel on my own to many big NA cities as well as to a number of different countries. I can honestly say that there are a number of cities in NA (including the one I live in) that I would not walk down certain areas of or even drive through certain areas on my own -day or night. It would scare me more than walking through any of the places I have stayed in Mexico or other poor countries I have visited outside of North America.
Funny enough the one and only really scary incident I have had in my travels on my own took place in the middle of the Hilton Hotel lobby in downtown Antwerp at 8 AM. A $300 a night hotel - corporate rate. I was robbed and as it would happen there were at least a dozen or more men in suites sitting in the lobby enjoying their morning coffees who sat and watched it happen and not one of them made a move to help. Pretty sure their friends and family would all say they are all fine outstanding members of society though - if the price of their suits is an indication.
The simple fact is millions of people go to Mexico for vacations each year and they have no problems. But when a tourist is murdered or robbed it makes headline news all across NA. Tourists are killed or seriously injured or robbed in the US as well as Canada all the time but it rarely makes the head lines of every major paper in the US and or Canada or both. You have to ask yourself why is that?
When friends ask me about what it is like to visit a country such a Mexico or even poor countries I have been to and if I am not scared? I ask them how many people have been murdered or robbed in our own city in the last week? Does that stop you from going into town for dinner or to a pub for drinks? Apparently not, as the restaurants and bars are pretty darn full.