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While the kidney thing is almost certainly nonsense, there have been quite a few (by Canadian standards) Canadians murdered in Mexico, and the police investigations verge on nonsensical. Like the young man found in a ditch covered in injuries and the police said "he must have fallen off his motorcycle, and then perhaps someone stole it since there's no sign ...


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Mexico is a great place, and for the most part safe. Obviously you should use common sense, but you will be fine. The resorts and tours are also safe, so enjoy yourself. I lived in southern Mexico for a couple of years and never had a problem (I'm a tall, blonde, white American), Mexicans are very friendly. I do speak Spanish though, and have always felt ...


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I haven't been to Mexico myself yet, but I've given this some thought recently, from the perspective of visiting Yucatán peninsula (incl Cancún) and maybe other places like Puebla and Veracruz. (Specifically, I've read news and blog posts, and talked with Mexicans and others who've been there.) Here's a summary of my understanding (Nov 2012): How ...


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Be aware that for the most part, you can't go from the US to Cuba, unless specifically authorized by the government. Most people go to Canada or Mexico and fly from there. From Wikitravel: Jose Martí International Airport outside Havana is the main gateway and is served by major airlines from points in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. There are also ...


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Before I visited Mexico for the first time, I also heard many stories about how dangerous it is, especially from Mexicans living in L.A. Then I spent three wonderful months all over Mexico without anything bad happening to me. I consider the part of Cancún where all the hotels are an even safer place. There are only hotels, shopping malls/restaurants and ...


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Use cubajet.com to buy tickets online. This service supports payment by Visa and MasterCard. Also you may use Maestro card. As alternative, you always may buy tickets directly in airport. There are official desks of Cubana and Airmexico airlines inside International Airport of Cancun. But remember to buy ticket at least 4-5 days before the flight. When ...


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There sure is. Tourism Information Center (Fonatur) Ph: 84 29 59; Downtown Ave. Nader at Ave. Coba, SM 5 This is confirmed in another forum, although it's worth noting that apparently they shorten street names, so the actual street name is Avenida Carlos Nader.


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There are certainly proper cruises from the New York area to Cancun and nearby Cozumel in June, for instance on Royal Caribbean. They mostly run round trip so you would need to leave the cruise early and this requires getting approval from the cruise line. I doubt it would make financial sense, especially as a single traveler who has to pay double as a ...


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There might be. Ask at your local yacht club, jetty or harbor master. Often they have have a notice board or maybe even a website where you can post or enquirer about a lift. Depending on your negotiation skills, you might have to pay for the trip or help out on the boat in exchange. The Go-Panamerican Web site seems not very active (last updated 2006), ...


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My experience with Mexico is if you try to find trouble, trouble WILL find you. I have been to Cancun (Playa del Carmen actually) and there were lots of tourists and also military police (they call them Federales). If the AK47 isn't any indication, then you know that they don't mess around when it comes to breaking the law. I have been to Cabo quite a few ...


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You can easily book a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, there is a cruise ship specifically coming out of NYC and it's brand new. NCL cruise style is way more relaxed than the other companies so you might feel more comfortable and relax until you get to Cancun.



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