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The Sunday Check In — Off to Mexico

From My Last trip to Mexico, Mazatlan 2008

It has been two years since I last visited Mexico. In that time, Mexico has gone from being one of the most popular spots for vacations in the world to a destination that receives a lot of bad press. Sadly, dangerous cartels and a few bouts of weather has turned Mexico into a place that raises the eyebrow when mentioned as still one of the best vacation spots in the world. For the same reasons I do not fear gang violence while living in Los Angeles, I plan on visiting an incredible historic city. Mexico is still a great — at least I will find out as I travel to Mexico this week.

Travel

I am heading to Mexico City early on Wednesday morning for four days of international tourism promotion. While I have attended many tourism fair events, I am always excited to go for the best new information in travel and some of the best networking possible under one roof.

Writing

Since most of my week will be spent out of the country, I have a few days of intense updates, so I do not have to worry too much about working while on the road.

Video

Another great opportunity is video. Beyond the interviews I will be conducting on both Spanish and English, there are likely going to be some excellent cultural performances happening during the show.

8 Comments

  1. So nice to see Mazatlan mentioned, it was one of my favorite places in Mexico. Also nice to see someone avoiding mainstream media hype, and taking the oportunity to travel to a wonderful country.
    Felices Viajes!
    Andrea

    • Hi Andrea,

      Definitely not apart of the media hype. I have been to Mexico numerous times. It will be my first in Mexico City though. Looking forward to it.
      devin
      Devin Galaudet recently posted..The ITKT Round Up- 9-18-10

  2. I started my RTW in Mexico and while I only expected to stay 1-2 weeks, I had to drag myself out of there after 5 weeks. The people are so amazing and it’s a shame that most of the people who go only see Cancun as the rest of the country has so much more to offer.
    ayngelina recently posted..12 things I hate about traveling

  3. I spent four months traveling around Mexico earlier this year and absolutely fell in love with the country. I’m sure you will, too, and don’t worry about all the negative news reporting; I felt perfectly safe the entire time.
    Barbara Weibel recently posted..There’s Still a Bit of Old China Left in Glitzy New Shanghai

    • Thanks Barbara,

      Sadly, Mexico is going through some problems with the vast majority in centralized locations and are far more inter-related between rival groups than a problem for tourists. However, I will use basic precautions as I do anytime I travel to a large city. Having do so many times, I will feel safe.
      devin
      Devin Galaudet recently posted..Free Stuff- Beyond The Pasta

  4. How exciting. Have a great trip. I’m jealous.

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