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Apr 12, 2016, 6:25 AM

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Re: [YucaLandia] Living here on a tourist visa

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I don't have an issue with FMMs being tracked? post was in reply, and thanking people, on how to obtain a new one without too much hassle.....the "different border" advice worked well......thank you.

I was not "having a pop" at Merida.....merely making an observation.
After a week in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Chetumal, Bacalar, Mahahual and Tulum (my first visit to the Yucatan)....Merida came as a bit of a shock.
The bus station appears to be located in the "red light area" where 50 peso per night motels abound. Street-walkers, sleazy bars and people hanging around on street corners.
I witnessed at least one person being ejected onto the street in front of me, and with 20 odd police vehicles inside the first mile I walked towards the city centre, the whole place resembled a war-zone.
Having traveled the world extensively from Kowloon to Capetown, plus several cities in Mexico....Merida made me pretty nervous, that's all......maybe old age is catching up with me?
Sorry to cause offence.

ps World murder rates taken from Wiki
I am English, so we start with them.....
UK 10 per million
Canada 14
USA 38
Mexico 189 (only those reported, and we know that thousands, maybe 10s of thousands, go unreported)

So statistically-speaking I am 20 times more likely to be murdered here, than in England, excuse me for feeling slightly nervous walking through the red-light area at midnight!!

(This post was edited by sbeech on Apr 12, 2016, 6:50 AM)

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