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February 05, 2011 3:34AM
"A GROUP of tourists, including foreigners, were rescued by helicopter after a gunfight erupted over a checkpoint that collects tourist fees, killing one person, local officials said.".....
Originally posted by worlds_away
reply to post by ChrisF231
I was invited to go to Mexico recently and declined the invitation. My friends were all “it’s fine!” “what are you talking about?” “we’ll stay at the resort!” “it’s cheap!”... yeah... I wonder why?
If I’m going to go on vacation I don’t want to feel as if I’m trapped in the resort! I don’t want to feel as if I am risking my life if I set foot outside.
I also think it would just feel damn awkward going to a place where some of the locals are fearful for their lives and are having a hard time making a living, even though I know that tourism helps their economy.... I’d feel like a burden.