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The Media’s Myopia with Mexico

Another popular travel blogger comes to the defense of Mexico.  Terry from Travel by Terry writes a compelling case about the mainstream media’s continued “myopia” in regard to Mexico and its negative perceptions – he says,

“The media’s image of Mexico is blurred precisely because their focus is on one relatively small, admittedly ugly reality and thus falls woefully short of the retina of responsible reportage.”

Terry cites 3 practical metrics for determining the true state of travel safety in Mexico: geography, statistics, and his own personal experience.

Geography: Terry makes the point that Mexico is roughly the size of Western Europe, and of Mexico’s 2,500 municipalities, only 18 have been deemed a security problem.  His provided map illustrates the large distances between problem areas, and some of Mexico’s most popular travel destinations.

Statistics: He backs up his geography lesson with statistics that demonstrate Mexico’s continuing popularity throughout the world as a tourist destination, noting that most popular tourist destinations have no travel advisory at all, including Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Tulum, the Riviera Nayarit, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara and San Miguel de Allende, Leon and Mexico City.

Experience:  Terry concludes the passionate post by citing his own personal experience from 25 years of travel in Mexico, and never once having had a negative experience.

To read the full article, go here.

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