Oh, by the way...
Here is an article about the State Department warning for Mexico:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/04/26/me ... tml?hpt=C1
I live in the lower state with is colored red... It is Michoacan.
So I live supposedly in one of the worst places....
Yet everything is fine... why would that be?
I guess we all choose where to get our information.
You could get your travel information from the state... and you could get your advice on your sexuality, ethics, morality, chemicals... from the state.
I would rather live in a culture which has less fear about the diverse possibilities of human experience!
There is the scary language barrier... and that can be disconcerting. But Spanish is easy to learn.
In the tourist areas people do speak English, but not where I live. In the Bosque Village itself, we are bilingual, but everyone here should learn the other language. There have been times when at the lunch table there are 5 or 6 languages around the table... but usually it is just English and Spanish.