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Vancouver to Cancun for $190 CAD roundtrip

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Deemo wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:28 pm
Quite a few of the rape cases were blamed on resort security.
Interesting.. Any links? Those resort owners are typically multi-national billion dollar firms, it would have been all over the news.
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Deemo wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:28 pm
Quite a few of the rape cases were blamed on resort security.
RFD is 95% men.

He's right that resort security is good, that's why I said Cancun resorts are alright. They kickback to the cartels, ensuring their safety.
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weedb0y wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:29 pm
Interesting.. Any links? Those resort owners are typically multi-national billion dollar firms, it would have been all over the news.
This was the most well publicized one
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-accu ... co-resort/

I won't go into the whole story but my wife was drugged by the bartender at a 5 star well known Mexican resort.

Cancun was isolated for awhile but is getting worse of late.
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 1:32 pm
Man I just booked my honeymoon to Talum and this post just scared this shit out of me..
Don't worry, Tulum is located on the coastal resort areas.
Several employees from my company went a few weeks ago and all made it back alive.
Many more have booked their trip and will be going there starting next month and so on.
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Deemo wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:33 pm
This was the most well publicized one
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-accu ... co-resort/

I won't go into the whole story but my wife was drugged by the bartender at a 5 star well known Mexican resort.

Cancun was isolated for awhile but is getting worse of late.
"Seven years ago, Kristie Love was on vacation at an all-inclusive resort -- the Iberostar Paraiso Maya -- on the Mexican Riviera when she says a hotel security guard dragged her into the bushes and raped her. "
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:34 pm
"Seven years ago, Kristie Love was on vacation at an all-inclusive resort -- the Iberostar Paraiso Maya -- on the Mexican Riviera when she says a hotel security guard dragged her into the bushes and raped her. "
I said most well publicized.
Just Google it yourself - not going to go on a hunt for all of them.
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Watch "Narcos Mexico" on Netflix before going on your trip!
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Ask yourself this - would you avoid visiting Chicago for fear of personal safety? If yes, then skip Cancun. They have the same number of murders per year. I've been going down to the Mayan Riviera for over 20 years now. Yes, violence in Cancun has spiked in the past few years. It's cartel related and almost all of the time it stays outside of the tourist areas. As others have said, keep our wits about you, don't go off the beaten path and you are perfectly safe. You are far more likely to fall victim one of the usual tourist scams or taken by a timeshare shark than you are to witness any violence.
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Couldn't have said it better myself. Violence happen everywhere in the world, just keep it to yourself and you will be fine. No need to be a stereotyping a** in this thread.
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Deemo wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:36 pm
I said most well publicized.
Just Google it yourself - not going to go on a hunt for all of them.
Sure, dig deep enough and you will find dirt.
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A colleague told me that his brother was in cancun and a night club got shot up at 5 people died when he was there. Kind of scary. I usually think Cancun is prettty safe. I guess stay on the resort if you go?
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:49 pm
Sure, dig deep enough and you will find dirt.
Not all the time and you won't have to dig that deep.
Anyway some sage advice here but Cancun is off our personal travel list for now.
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Deemo wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:51 pm
Not all the time and you won't have to dig that deep.
Anyway some sage advice here but Cancun is off our personal travel list for now.
Risk level(s)
Jamaica - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica due to the high level of violent crime.

Risk level(s)
Dominican Republic - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic due to a high crime rate.

Risk level(s)
MEXICO - Exercise a high degree of caution
Exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico due to high levels of criminal activity, as well as demonstrations, protests and occasional illegal roadblocks throughout the country.

Northern states - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the following northern states due to high levels of violence, linked mainly to organized crime:

Chihuahua
Coahuila (except the city of Saltillo)
Durango
Nuevo León (except the city of Monterrey)
Sinaloa (except the city of Mazatlán)
Sonora (except the cities of Hermosillo and Guaymas/San Carlos)
Tamaulipas.
Exercise a high degree of caution in the cities that are excluded from the above advisory.

Safety and security situation

Western states - Avoid non-essential travel
Avoid non-essential travel to the western states of Guerrero (including Acapulco but excluding the cities of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and Taxco), Michoacán (excluding the city of Morelia) and Colima (excluding the city of Manzanillo) due to the high levels of violence and organized crime.
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cheapmother wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:41 pm
Watch "Narcos Mexico" on Netflix before going on your trip!
Great source of unbiased information, run to your tv! Thankfully, not everyone trusts tv series as their fake news source. Meanwhile, growth of the Mayan Riviera tourist sector is undeniable.
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This thread went well.

The wealthier, more educated, and opulent the place, generally the more safe and enjoyable it will be.

Top cities on my list include: Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York (slightly over-hyped), Los Angeles (a mess but I love it), and London (not so much anymore with street violence).

My guilty pleasures: Orlando, Phoenix, Macau, Vegas, and a mish-mash of other middling American cities.

After a close call with a family member, I've written off Mexico completely for now.

God bless.
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