Safety

Are You Safer in Mexico or America? by Lonely Planet US travel editor Robert Reid.

Is it SAFE in Oaxaca, Mexico?  How safe is it in Oaxaca, Mexico?  These questions and their variations come up constantly from readers.

The New York Times recently published 36 Hours: Oaxaca, Mexico (January 12, 2012), a travel feature written by Freda Moon.  The comments section is essential to read. Some 92 people added their experiences and most everyone addresses the question about safety that I receive on this blog constantly.  Yes, Oaxaca is SAFE.  

Washington Post, December 2012:  Mexico: A guide to which parts are safe to travel to, and which are dangerous.  Oaxaca is SAFE.

Suite 101 Article “Is it safe to travel to Mexico?” by Norma Hawthorne, with data, statistics, and everything you need to know about where it’s safe! Published December 2010.

Recent posts I’ve written about SAFETY that include comments from workshop participants, many of them women and independent travelers:

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-2hz March 2012 — The U.S. Media and Fear-Mongering

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-1Qd  November 2011

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-1nz  June 2011

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-1i0  April 2011

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-1dm  March 2011

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-1b2  February 2011

http://wp.me/p1v1Ek-O3  October 2010

5 Responses to Safety

  1. Thank you Norma

  2. How safe is Mexico City for a single, female traveler?

    • Sue, I’ve been traveling to Mexico City by myself for the last several years. I have stayed in various neighborhoods like Roma, San Rafael, and Centro Historico at small hotels and B&B’s recommended by friends or highly rated on TripAdvisor. I have never felt unsafe. Right now, I prefer the Centro Historico because it is within walking distance to many of the major sights. I walk and walk all day and usually tuck into my room by 8:30 p.m. I carry a BIG camera and a small purse with a long strap that goes across my body. As with all travel — even here in the USA — it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all time.

  3. hey there, i am interested in attending some of the work shops in oaxaca could you please send me a price list of all the expenses for the work shop? i wasnt clear on the application

    thankyou

    best, Krista

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