Jul 12, 2007, 9:51 PM
Post #13 of 54
Dear Celticson: now you are talking to a real scaredycat, me. And I wish I were a better writer to really be able to express to you how safe and warm I felt during our first visit to Mexico two years ago. And trust me, after all the horrible reports I read from the government and the news from time to time, I was almost terrified when it came time to leave for our trip. I even went so far as to buy a personal alarm in case someone should rob or assault us. That's how brainwashed I was after reading all those warnings from everybody. We went to Ajijic, Guadalajara, and then drove a car to Manzanillo and stayed at a resort just North of there. But everywhere we went, we were surrounded by wonderfully friendly people and just loved going out walking at night through the cobblestone streets, mingled with the folks on the plaza, watched the children play, and sat with other friendly people in restaurants and generally meeting people everywhere. To make things even more comforting for us, a very generous member of this forum was very kind to meet us at our hotel in Guadalajara and brought us to Ajijic and gave us the grand tour of everything. It was more than what we could have asked for and he and his lovely wife further reassured us of how nice life could be in Mexico. I can't describe the warm fuzzies we felt all over because in Denver something like that is almost unthinkable. The same thing happened last year when we visited Mazatlan. I kept telling my husband like a broken record over and over: can you imagine how nice it is here, I feel safer than I have ever felt anywhere, I wonder what all those people are talking about about how dangerous Mexico is. Of courese, common sense tells you that if you want to stay away from trouble, you don't go where it is most likely to be. Therefore, prudence and a watchful eye is of course a good thing anywhere in this world, but this scared person is now cured of that feeling, I love it there and plan to live there very soon. Wishing to a wonderful trip, enjoy and have fun.