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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: simonkenton7] #16284418 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by simonkenton7
I went to Cancun seven times. I hated Cancun. But Cancun had an airport. We would fly down there from Atlanta, rent a car, and get out of town. We went 80 miles, down to a little town on the beach called Tulum. We would rent a little hut on the beach, lay back in a hammock under a palm tree and drink a cold Mexican beer. It was great! And very cheap. Beautiful crystal clear Carribbean water, wonderful skin diving there in the Yucatan.
This was back in the eighties. Last time we went was 1991. There were no problems except, every time we went down, now we would stay for a week, and the day we got back we got amoebic dysentery. They call it Montezuma's revenge. You will not be at your job for 4 days. Really nasty.

Anyway, no crime there in the Yucatan in those days. I talked to a gal who was at the same town, Tulum, in 2005 and she said the dope cartels were having shootouts in the streets with the Federal police, and she would never go back.

I also travelled extensively around Mexico by car in the seventies and eighties. Never had a problem. That country has gone into the septic tank since then. I wouldn't go back to Mexico today if you paid me a thousand dollars.



That is all true.

I went down to Tulum in those days too.

Beautiful water

Zero crime

Food and drink cheap cheap

Yes, you did get Montezuma’s revenge!

Today? No way!

Except you still get Montezuma


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284437 07/26/21
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I never have gotten sick in Mexico, all the horse troughs, stock tanks I drank out of growing up I guess.

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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284468 07/26/21
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It’s an enjoyable country and everything is fine there, right up until it isn’t. My last trip there was a turkey hunt in Chihuahua, about 6 hours south of Tucson. Great trip. Great time but one of the most startling things I learned form the locals was the fact that the roads belonged to the people during the day and the cartels at night. Wherever you were when it got dark, you stayed there till the following morning. They accepted it and planned for it just like I have to accept and plan for beltway traffic around the DC area. It was a fact of life. I’ve been there many times but I doubt I’ll be back until something drastically changes. Too bad, it’s a nice place with a lot of good people.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284479 07/26/21
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In the 90's when I moved factories out of Ohio to Gomez Pelacio and to Hermasillo, we took training in what to do when kidnapped, the Co. carried $10 mil insurance on each of us. Learned to carry two months of medications and scrips, at that point kidnappers wanted you alive...

We no longer go there to work, I still get the STEP notifications, Smokies and Montana look good to me for vacations.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284521 07/26/21
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It's a schithole. A schithole with killer fishing, beaches, food......still a schithole.

All told, it's likely safer than going into Tacoma, as long as you're halfway smart about it.

I was in Vallarta earlier this year. About 6 months ago the governor of Jalisco got gunned down in a bar downtown. Id not count on touristvtowns being safe. Cartels don't GAF if your a live gringo or a dead gringo.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284554 07/26/21
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Pretty country, with great hunting and fishing. Also some very nice people. It’s a shame the United States need for illegal drugs has helped with Mexico’s decline. Hasbeen


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: MadMooner] #16284590 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by MadMooner
It's a schithole. A schithole with killer fishing, beaches, food......still a schithole.

All told, it's likely safer than going into Tacoma, as long as you're halfway smart about it.

I was in Vallarta earlier this year. About 6 months ago the governor of Jalisco got gunned down in a bar downtown. Id not count on touristvtowns being safe. Cartels don't GAF if your a live gringo or a dead gringo.


Ya I see Seattle and Tacoma are escalating.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284597 07/26/21
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Vacationing in Mexico is akin to owning a pitbull.

Everything is fine........until it isn't.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: Judman] #16284604 07/26/21
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It's a schithole. A schithole with killer fishing, beaches, food......still a schithole.

All told, it's likely safer than going into Tacoma, as long as you're halfway smart about it.

I was in Vallarta earlier this year. About 6 months ago the governor of Jalisco got gunned down in a bar downtown. Id not count on touristvtowns being safe. Cartels don't GAF if your a live gringo or a dead gringo.


Ya I see Seattle and Tacoma are escalating.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284619 07/26/21
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If Mexico is so wonderful why are they all trying to come here? I'd give it a miss.

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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284625 07/26/21
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reminds me of the old OJ and AC joke.

as the cops were leading OJ away from the bronco in cuffs, he yells at AC, "Yo AC, i thought you said we wuz going to mexico??"

AC says "Nahh man, i said you is goin' to The Can Coon"


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: worriedman] #16284633 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by worriedman
In the 90's when I moved factories out of Ohio to Gomez Pelacio and to Hermasillo, we took training in what to do when kidnapped, the Co. carried $10 mil insurance on each of us. Learned to carry two months of medications and scrips, at that point kidnappers wanted you alive...

We no longer go there to work, I still get the STEP notifications, Smokies and Montana look good to me for vacations.

I did plant systems start ups from 2007-2016 in Saltillo and Torreon. By that time, kidnappers had moved on to a numbers game. Kidnap the the gringo. Ask for ransom. Wait 24 hours. If no ransom, whack the gringo. Find another. Rinse and repeat.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284727 07/26/21
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So how much was his life insurance worth to her?

The circumstances seem pretty off. The only time my wife went back to our room without me was at a military reunion. Our room was just down the hall from the suite we were all in.

If it smells fishy it usually is.


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: baldhunter] #16284734 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by baldhunter


Best site I know of to get an idea of how bad it is down there. Our "news" doesn't scratch the surface of it. The site will post some truly gruesome photos and videos so think twice before watching them (they will typically post a warning for the worst ones).

The Cartels have tried to shut the site down. Many if not all of the reporters remain anonymous if they want to remain alive.



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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284789 07/26/21
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I had a great time in Mexico! Here I am in Tulum, 1991, drinking a cold beer. The "barroom" is a straw hut on the beach. Where else can you drink a beer with a parrot on your shoulder. They make good beer in Mexico.


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Taking a snooze in the shade of a palm tree, laying in a hammock. They make great hammocks there in the Yucatan, you can buy one for $40. Honestly this place was a tropical paradise.



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It is a short drive to see the Maya ruins at Chichen Itza. Fantastic that these Indians could build these pyramids, 1400 years ago. It is just incredible to climb to the top of this pyramid.


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Taking a walk on the beach. Stars were fantastic at night. You could see the Southern Cross.

Thirty years ago this place was a tropical paradise. Today, I wouldn't go back if you paid my way and paid me a thousand dollars.

Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16284817 07/26/21
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Americans need to help Mexicans by reducing demand for illicit drugs, otherwise what is in Mexico is going to find its way North across the border.

Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: chlinstructor] #16285251 07/26/21
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Leaving for Cozumel Saturday, I’ll let you all know if I don’t make it back.

Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: hanco] #16285253 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by hanco
Leaving for Cozumel Saturday, I’ll let you all know if I don’t make it back.


Stay safe Buddy. Watch your Six !


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Re: Texas Fireman Found Dead In Cancun, Mexico [Re: hanco] #16285281 07/26/21
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Originally Posted by hanco
Leaving for Cozumel Saturday, I’ll let you all know if I don’t make it back.


Just don’t try to pick up some strange in the hotel bar after your wife goes to bed.

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Originally Posted by JoeBob
Originally Posted by hanco
Leaving for Cozumel Saturday, I’ll let you all know if I don’t make it back.


Just don’t try to pick up some strange in the hotel bar after your wife goes to bed.



I can barely pick her up!!

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