Updated travel advisory

by senora2, Thursday, January 11, 2018, 13:08 (285 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have been coming to Mexico since 1970. I am American and bilingual. I/we (my husband and I) brought our son along since he was 6; he is now 34 and also bilingual. We first visited Zihuatanejo when my son was in 5th grade. Loved it. Every other year thereafter, Dane traveled with me (and many American Spanish students). We visited Isla Mujeres, Merida, Acapulco, Oaxaca, Hautulco, Zihuatanejo, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, etc. Zihuatanejo was always our favorite until 3 years ago.
My husband, Hugh, and I spent 5 winters (2 months every year) in Zihuatanejo from 2010 until 2015. Zihua was our second home, but no longer. There were signs...overheard conversations from taxi drivers and store owners like Arturo. We decided not to return 3 years ago though this year I almost suggested we go again next year. Not anymore. You may think the US State Department is alarmist; I do not. I respect their advice. As far as your claim that our government doesn't want us to spend dollars in Mexico, I disagree. My American dollar buys a great deal more there. We now look for other travel opportunities...Costa Rica, Portugal, et. Al. I just want you to know at age 70 and a well-seasoned traveler, I would heed the advisory re: Guerrero and the other 4 states with a no travel recommendation. Con respeto, Senora

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