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Mexico City, swine flu, kidnappings, drug violence [May. 1st, 2009|10:24 pm]
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Tempting Fate

Stupid or not, I'm on my way to Mexico City in a week. Flights are cheap; a friend has work for me; it's time to go. I'm also going to do some research for my book in Central America, esp. in Honduras and Guatemala. And hell, when epidemics sweep the world, it's usually the second and third iterations of the virus/bacteria that turns really deadly, so if I get it now, and live, I'll be ok. And hell, I'm looking forward to seeing an apocalyptic Mexico City.
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[User Picture]From: lord_whimsy
2009-05-02 02:34 am (UTC)

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Be careful, Troy, and dress poorly so as not to attract attention. I've had friends whose family members have been kidnapped down there.
[User Picture]From: uberdionysus
2009-05-02 03:12 am (UTC)

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I'll be staying with friends who grew up in Mexico City. I've been talking to them about all the craziness.
[User Picture]From: lord_whimsy
2009-05-02 03:16 am (UTC)

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Good luck sir, and have a great time.
[User Picture]From: inertiacrept
2009-05-02 06:09 am (UTC)

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You gonna call me, dumbass? I know things.
[User Picture]From: gringo_in_tj
2009-05-02 06:10 am (UTC)

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You'll be fine, my friend. Be safe, and enjoy.
[User Picture]From: olamina
2009-05-02 07:04 am (UTC)

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i think you are gonna be better than fine. this flu thing is just sensationalism.
[User Picture]From: commetonvisage
2009-05-02 02:43 pm (UTC)

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Don't go. You will die.
[User Picture]From: _milk
2009-05-02 03:49 pm (UTC)

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Flights are cheap; a friend has work for me; it's time to go. I'm also going to do some research for my book in Central America, esp. in Honduras and Guatemala. And hell, when epidemics sweep the world, it's usually the second and third iterations of the virus/bacteria that turns really deadly, so if I get it now, and live, I'll be ok

Sounds like you'd be crazy not to go. Have a great trip, Mr. Swain.
[User Picture]From: ohsnap
2009-05-03 12:55 am (UTC)

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hey, if you need any advice or suggestions on guatemala, let me know. i know (and love) this place like crazy.
[User Picture]From: girlracer
2009-05-03 07:13 am (UTC)

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are you there now?
[User Picture]From: ohsnap
2009-05-03 09:02 pm (UTC)

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i am! i'm here for another week. oh and i might be in portland the last week of may. we should hang out.
[User Picture]From: girlracer
2009-05-03 10:50 pm (UTC)

that would be awesome

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i would love to meet you, portland is the best, inertiacrept is here too
[User Picture]From: rogerlodge
2009-05-03 05:18 am (UTC)

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So jealous! Been meaning to go to Mexico City for ages. Looking fwd to the pics!
[User Picture]From: pattersonphoto
2009-05-04 02:49 pm (UTC)

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Mexico City rocks. I lived there for three years. I think you would like the area called Condesa if you have time. Also be sure to see the Murals of Diego Rivera in the Dept of Education.
From: mybillee
2009-05-05 02:22 pm (UTC)

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What type of research are you doing in Guatemala?

You'll be fine. Have fun and be safe!

[User Picture]From: jakapak
2009-05-06 07:09 am (UTC)

i want to go to mexico!!

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Another reason to go: improving the severely injured Mexico City economy.

I went to Mexico City last month for about 5 hours- not enough time to get sick or see a lot either. I'm sooo jealous of you!
[User Picture]From: miadzin
2009-05-11 01:54 pm (UTC)

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Don't go to Condesa, it's where all the richy riches hang out.
Coyoacan is nice, but also tourist-y and overrated.

And the flu thing is totally blown out of proportion, as a distraction to other national / international problems.