Is it really safe to travel to …
For as long as I have worked in Mexico (now almost 20 years), I am invariably at a loss when it comes to answering direct questions about safety, as in ‘Is it really safe to travel to Cuernavaca.’ Here’s the message I received this week:
Hi Ron. Quick question about Mexico….my niece has been invited to a wedding in Cuernavaca, Morelos in August. My sister was told this is a very unsafe place to go to (by some Mexican folks who work for a friend of hers) but my sister doesn’t know if this is really true, or not. Do you have a sense of the safety of this place? My niece is 22 years old.
My gut response is YES! A wedding in Cuernavaca would be lovely. That said, I’m bothered by the fact that so much of the dialogue is rushed to judgement without taking bigger pictures into account. Is it really safe to travel to Mexico is a story in its own route, at least on Storify. Kudos to Lonely Planet’s Robert Reed for addressing the topic of safety on his blog.
I would love to hear from friends in Cuernavaca. What would you recommend we recommend?