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Old 08-24-2017   #31 (permalink)
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That cracked me up.
Scott, you (and I) will be happy to know that I made it home safely. Had to "bob and weave" around a few "happy ending" offers,but I made it safely.
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Scott, you (and I) will be happy to know that I made it home safely. Had to "bob and weave" around a few "happy ending" offers,but I made it safely.
LOL....glad to hear that Al.
You need to quit leading such a dangerous life.
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LOL....glad to hear that Al.
You need to quit leading such a dangerous life.
Yes, Scott, I will have to stay off of AV. 5............to avoid the temptations that await me there......daily
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You've gone to PV a couple times in recent years-right? Because this happened last summer there...right in the tourist area, at a popular restaurant:

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.3721814

Not trying to say Puerto Vallarta is safer or less safe than this area -I would say all tourist areas in Mexico today struggle with the same issues, that ebb and wane depending on turf disputes. But the common thread is that tourists have not been targeted.

There have been similar random incidents as Shams described here in my city more recently too-that to me is way scarier as you never know when some crazed meth head is going to try to stab you.
My advice would be the same to someone concerned about travel to Jalisco or Nayarit. Those two states have experienced more violence than the Gulf side.

I think back to my 2016 trip to Nayarit when we drove into the mountains and witnessed the masked members of a heavily armed convoy of soldiers on the hunt for the Nueva Generación cartel. They had murdered 15 police officers months earlier. If I were to relay that experience to someone concerned about Mexico , they likely would run the other way. We were never in any danger at all, but the visuals were something to remember.

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I use that she feels safer in New Jersey .
I was in Newark, NJ a few years ago and I did not feel safe at all and would not leave my hotel at night (I was told at the hotel that it was best not to go out after dark).
As soon as Trump sends all the bad hombres back to Mexico Newark will be a lot safer.
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My advice would be the same to someone concerned about travel to Jalisco or Nayarit. Those two states have experienced more violence than the Gulf side.

I think back to my 2016 trip to Nayarit when we drove into the mountains and witnessed the masked members of a heavily armed convoy of soldiers on the hunt for the Nueva Generación cartel. They had murdered 15 police officers months earlier. If I were to relay that experience to someone concerned about Mexico , they likely would run they other way. We were never in any danger at all, but the visuals were something to remember.
Apparently that is the same cartel that is causing all of the problems in Playa. They are fairly new in town and are trying to take over.
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I use that she feels safer in New Jersey .
I was in Newark, NJ a few years ago and I did not feel safe at all and would not leave my hotel at night (I was told at the hotel that it was best not to go out after dark).
It has been that way for decades. I dated a flight attendant, then called a stewardess, back in the 1970's and they hated layovers there because they were told to stay in the hotel at night.
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That cracked me up.
ya we got to follow him around this winter
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Apparently that is the same cartel that is causing all of the problems in Playa. They are fairly new in town and are trying to take over.
That is scarey.
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That is scarey.
lots more happened yesterday, seems to be a daily thing
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As soon as Trump sends all the bad hombres back to Mexico Newark will be a lot safer.
Hopefully that was a joke, but well, you're from California, so what do you know about Newark anyhow....

Newark is experiencing a "regentrification" of sorts, which of course will take quite a while but is a step in the right direction. As Manhattan gets more and more unaffordable, and Jersey City and Hoboken are upping their prices, the NYC "suburbs" are expanding out. As a matter of fact, Newark has become much safer in recent years in certain areas, largely due to the growing Hispanic population, who have settled in some very run-down areas, renovated the homes, and created lively family neighborhoods that are thriving. We go to Newark at least once a year for an Argentinian, Cuban, Portuguese or Spanish restaurant evening with friends...always a great time.

I grew up 6 miles from Newark, and we used to take the bus to go shopping there at the Bamberger's downtown, and have an egg cream at Woolworths. Then the riots happened in 1967..and the demise of Newark as a safe place to go began. It was sad to live through that.
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It has been that way for decades. I dated a flight attendant, then called a stewardess, back in the 1970's and they hated layovers there because they were told to stay in the hotel at night.
Definitely still places you don't go at night, or in the daytime, even. Like all big cities, I would think. Even in Sarasota, Florida, you don't want to wander into the wrong neighborhood late at night...
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Definitely still places you don't go at night, or in the daytime, even. Like all big cities, I would think. Even in Sarasota, Florida, you don't want to wander into the wrong neighborhood late at night...
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