Mexican lifestyle isn’t all that bad. They have cars and grocery stores just like in the states. If I didn’t know I was in Mexico, I’d think I was in the states. However I do know, not because the people all speak Spanish. I’ve run into all Spanish-speaking communities stateside too. I know, because I purposely came down to Mexico to find out just how different and how similar things were. I hate second hand information. It isn’t always as accurate as it is being made out to be. For example someone says that the place they visited was awesome that they’d recommend it to anyone. Not everyone has the same idea of wonderful sometimes, but you decided to check out this wonderful place too. Instead of loving it, you end up hating it. The bugs were biting; the pool wasn’t warm enough for your specific enjoyment, whatever your complaint might be. I’m certain you can think of some instances of events were your experience of a place was totally opposite of what someone else’s was. That is why I don’t like to take into account other people’s experiences too much. I’ll listen to see if there is a possibility of improvement for my adventures if I ever decide to try it for myself, but to take into account their adventure as having any impact on mine, probably not. Heck, maybe they just didn’t get to visit the right places. In that case, I’ll find out who their tour agent was and book a different one and pray for a better experience, or maybe I’ll take a chance and be my own tour guide. Now that is adventure Tomb Raider style…. hahahaha.
I totally enjoyed all my adventures so far in Mexico. I hope to enjoy more.
I wouldn’t swim much in the ocean. I have my reasons. That is up to you. They don’t have the same filtration system that they do in the US for wastewater. Instead it runs out to the ocean, but in some places, if you watch movies, it would appear that it does in the states too. I think I seen a few movies were the sewers ran out into the ocean. That in my mind is totally gross, but the same here in Mexico. The sewer water and the wastewater run out to the ocean. I just can’t handle that idea. It creeps me out. So that is why you won’t find me swimming in the ocean anywhere near the coast anywhere in the world anymore. It just doesn’t make the idea of swimming fun for me with that knowledge stuck in my head, but many people still do, and I’m glad that it doesn’t creep them out like it does me. I think I’ll find a pool somewhere.
The streets are paved here in most city areas. So are the highways. They are trying to make it more acceptable to tourists. They have expensive hotels and cheap hotels. I think I saw a cheap budget hotel yesterday advertising for 189.00 Pesos…for your information that is about $18 in US money. So, no big deal. Even the people with very little money can come down to visit. For now, I’d stay away from the boarder towns and go inland about 10 or 15 miles. You wouldn’t go to an area town known for gang activity would you? I’ve even heard that there are certain times of the day that it is safe in those gang related areas, but me personally, I’m going to stay out of those areas completely. The same goes for the boarder towns both on the US and Mexican side. They are dangerous and filled with Cartel people…. really dangerous still in those areas on both sides of the boarder. It is best to get away from the boarder cities if you want to avoid dangerous areas. There is always a chance for danger no matter where you go in the world though, so you should remember the rules you taught yours kids about stranger danger and also remind them about them if they are teenagers or college students getting ready to take a trip to Mexico or somewhere else in the world. Predators are predators and your kids are your kids. Protect them with what knowledge you can instill in them and hope/pray that they listened. You can’t protect them forever and we can only do what we can do.