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Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Pelicano, Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:12 (433 days ago)

Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:23 (433 days ago) @ Pelicano

No doubt there is a "bad attitude" against Trump by many local folks here. In my opinion fueled by the media. I can't begin to tell you the number of totally ludicrous "facts" I heard quoted everyday about how Trump it against the Mexicans.

Very similar to the media coverage of NOB tourists coming to Mexican into the pit of narco crime and danger.

At least Gringoes can still get a visa to come down here. It is virtually impossible for a Mexican to get a visa to visit the U.S.

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Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:27 (433 days ago) @ Pelicano
edited by frostbite, Friday, April 14, 2017, 10:40

Can't really blame them. I'd be curious to know the trend of Gringo visits to Mexico. Zihua has certainly taken quite a hit, judging by the decreasing number of foreign yachts in the bay.

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Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Friday, April 14, 2017, 11:52 (433 days ago) @ frostbite

Used to be a lot of Gringoes and very few Mexicans here in La Barra de Potosi. The numbers have reversed and now there are many, many more Mexicans than Gringoes.

Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Mexalberta @, Friday, April 14, 2017, 15:07 (433 days ago) @ frostbite

PV has increasing numbers .
Riviera Maya has increasing numbers
The negative info about Guerrero is having a impact. However the info is true so the shift is warranted.

Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Ottawa Joe, Friday, April 14, 2017, 17:33 (433 days ago) @ Pelicano

I thought you were telling me to go back to Mexico. I'm back in Canada had a great 5 week trip from Z to Morelia, San Miguel, PV, Mazatlan, Copper Canyon and Chihuahua and lots of spots in between and now you want me to go back. Well it is Spring here and no I can't go back just now but thanks for the invitation. ;-)

Some friends and acquaintances just don't understand what a great place Mexico is to travel, the impressions based on media rhetoric.

Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by joe26170 @, Full time in Z, Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:53 (432 days ago) @ Pelicano

I just read the story. While this guy MAY not be visiting the US because of the climate there. It is more likely that the drop in Mexican tourists visiting the US has more to do with the strength of the dollar vs the peso than anything else. The gentleman quoted even talks about shopping in the article. The LA times twists it to drive the point of the US businesses losing the $1000 a day he would spend but in reality someone that can afford these vacations would realize that their $ goes a lot further somewhere else. A bit of wag the dog here, IMHO.

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Go back to Mexico! Uh, alrighty then...

by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Sunday, April 16, 2017, 02:22 (432 days ago) @ joe26170

I have a daughter and two grandkids that live in San Diego, and because of that I still need to go sometimes. I used to own two houses there. Just sold one in Carlsbad, because of the negativity. Well that and a heathy capital gain since 2012. I still own one in Sqauremont. I used to stay about 6 or seven times a year, but have decide to rent it. I plan to try and only go once a year for the girls birthdays. Maybe when a nice guy operates the country, I will go back again more often. Till then the kids can visit me in Canada or Mexico. I bet I am not alone in this. in November and January I read lots of Canadians felt the same way in the Globe and Mail. As i get older I have less patience for mean and vindictive people.