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Old 08-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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While certain inner-city venues in the U.S. tend to generate the majority of crime statistics, it's still considered safe to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada. But, as far as travel safety is concerned, Mexico can never be called the "same" as it's northern neighbors.

Citing United Nations figures for murder rates for the the past 5 years we find, per 100,000 peeps:

Canada: 2006 = 1.6 2011 = 1.6 = No change
United States: 2006 = 5.7 2011 = 4.7 = 21% Decrease
Mexico: 2006 = 8.1 2011 = 23.7 = 290% Increase
Source: http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-...istics2013.xls

In the United States I'm savy enought to know that areas of certain cities aren't ideal tourist destinations, in Mexico, who knows ?????

And that corruption is the rule of thumb in the local police depts it's a no brainer, when you need help, there often isn't any. Even the locals often don't like to call the police when they need help.

I used to enjoy travel to Mexico but, just based on personal experiences, no mo for this gringo.....

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #16
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There used to be trains that allowed you to load your RV on that then went down into Mexico. Don't know if they still have them.
My brother and his wife did that trip a couple years back. Don't know if you can still do it. They really enjoyed it. I would imagine that if you do RV in Mexico, it would make a lot of sense for a group of vehicles to travel together in a convoy for safety and support.
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Traveling in a convoy would let you share the expenses of the armed guards and their "technical" you might want along with you in certain areas.

BTW: In Mexico the general advice from everyone, from the U.S. Dept of State to the locals, is "Never travel at night". Hmmmm. I wonder why???
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Apparently livestock is drawn to the heat of the roads at night, also, not all vehicles travelling have lights.
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I kind of think it would be hard to not be considered an affluent and potentially lucrative robbery target in Mexico. Think about it. If you have even a modest $10k RV it represents 3 times the median income. When traveling one has money and credit cards, cameras, laptops and other expensive items.

I can still recall when the car rental companies in Fla. stopped putting the company bumper stickers on the back of all their rental cars. Too many tourists from overseas were being robbed. It was shortly after Fla. made it easier to get a carry permit for a hand gun. Tourists had money and would almost never have guns, that "Alamo" sticker and an accent made you a target.

In Mexico one will correctly be perceived as a "Have" and one that has the least probability of being around to pursue a criminal case in court or have the ability to easily navigate the legal system. And the chances you are armed is 0. Criminal does not equal too dumb to pick a good victim.
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And... if you were armed, the locals would lock you up for that, a serious crime in Mexico. It's a lose, lose situation.

Sing the song: So here I am, in the Tijuana jail, ain't got no one, to go my bail......
.... just send my mail, to the Tijuana jail!
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And... if you were armed, the locals would lock you up for that, a serious crime in Mexico. It's a lose, lose situation.

Sing the song: So here I am, in the Tijuana jail, ain't got no one, to go my bail......
.... just send my mail, to the Tijuana jail!
Well they say immersion is the best way to learn a language
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Ha.... this may get deleted, but being in SoCal you don't have to go anywhere, immerision in several foreign languages is a daily experience.
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