Robert Reid, a travel editor for Lonely Planet, wrote an article titled “Why you should go to Mexico” for CNN this week. It gives a little more insight into what I’ve been saying all along. The places you want to visit that I have blogged about are NOT in the war zone. In fact they’re far from it. He states:
“Yet it’s in the 17 of 31 states not named in the newly expanded warnings where you’ll find the most rewarding destinations: the Yucatan Peninsula and Baja California beach resorts, colonial hill towns like the ex-pat haven of San Miguel de Allende, even the capital Mexico City.”
Playa del Carmen, which I have been blogging about for over a year now, is in the heart of the Yucatan; Cabo is in Baja; and San Miguel is in central Mexico.
“The [Yucantan] state, with roughly the same population as Kansas, saw two drug-related deaths in 2010. Wichita, Kansas, alone had six gang-related killings over the same period.”
I can honestly say I feel safer in Playa and San Miguel than I do in Houston where friends are jumped at their cars and apartments in my building are frequently burglarized.
Mexico – the destinations and its people – have so much more charm and character than most give them credit for. I hope you’re able to venture there at some point this year to see for yourself. Not to mention, t’s one of the easiest and cheapest vacations you’ll find!Tweet this!