Skip to comments.Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco
Posted on 09/18/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT by bgill
By sunset Tuesday night, 24 hours after most vacationers were supposed to be back, less than 700 people had been flown out to Mexico City. Many times that number waited miserably on the runway or, worse, with thousands of other sweating, blank-eyed people in a roughly quarter-mile-long line outside the base.
"It's horrible. We haven't eaten anything since nine in the morning," said Lizbeth Sasia, a 25-year-old teacher from Cuernavaca. "They keep telling us we'll be on the next flight, but the next flight never comes."
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What's better, staying in an upper floor of your hotel where management is trying to keep the guests as comfortable as possible or standing out in the heat on a muddy runway with crying children? Where are these people's brains? Ride it out inside where there's a nice bed, get a good poker game going with the family and raid the hotel's vending machines.
I can understand the tourists who booked vacations months in advance but those locals who couldn't check the 5 day weather reports shouldn't get any sympathy.
The hotels should supply free cerveza and some Acapulco Gold.
Why would anybody go to Mexico for a vacation? I can think of a dozen other third world hellholes I would rather be.
Storm of some kind down there?
"No stems no seeds that you don't need....Acapulco Gold is. *toke*......bad a$$ weed."
That's who it looks like is in most of the victim pics, at link.
You can go for weeks without food. There are days when I haven't eaten since 6pm the previous day.
Acapulco Gold OMG hadnt heard that since the 70’s
Elvis Lies, if he wasn’t dead they could sue him for false advertising.
We were robbed at gunpoint on the beach there in 1974, by Mexican cops. Haven’t been back. The only place I’ve ever vacationed that had warm ice.
Apparently a tropical storm closed down the "twin roads to Mexico City." People are waiting for the airlines or government/military to fly them out.
My brother and sister-in-law just had their honey moon in Acapulco a month ago. I bet they are glad they aren’t there now!
‘Couldn't you find accommodations on the surface of the sun?
Let me guess, it was at night.......
Maybe a good number of the unwanted up here can go home and get jobs rebuilding. While they are gone shut the door.
...I can think of a dozen other third world hellholes I would rather be....
I don’t care who you are that’s funny!
Dave’s not here.
Countdown until the Obama administration offers to let some of those affected by the storm emigrate to the US as hardship refugees.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ...................
There must be massive damage.
1. When you travel, always take food with you and keep it until you get home in case you might get in trouble during the trip and have to have it. I always carried a jar of peanut butter, a plastic knife, and box of crackers when we flew to any country, plus always had a bottle of water.
2. Always have a small flashlight.
3. Always have a smallish First Aid Kit which has bandages and antibiotic ointment.
Those three suggestions will keep you safe in most situations. No, you can’t take your AR-15 on a plane.
Hmmm, I wonder how many people are going to learn anything from this lesson in how to handle a SHTF situation?
My guess... Not many.
Thanks. Didn’t know about this. All of the storm news that I have read lately has focused on Colorado.
Would you trust a building in Mexico when the storm surge floods the foundation and starts undermining it? I’ve seen how they’re built and I wouldn’t.
I have traveled to many countries and the first time I didn't carry any survival stuff. Then, I saw a couple who were in our group, and saw her moving some objects in a bag. It was their survival equipment of those items I mentioned in post 23. From that time on, I took stuff and when we would get stranded on the tarmac on a plane that wasn't going to leave for a while due to some problem, we had food and water and first aid equipment.
Always assume something is not going to work right on your trip and protect yourself from these happenings.
I usually pack one bag with nothing but foodstuff because you never know when you might need it and saves on eating out.
My family gives me a hard time for always packing (a huge) box of granola bars...everywhere we go...even when we went overseas. You just never know.
Was so paranoid that I even brushed my teeth with bottled water!
After we left Acapulco, we went to Mexico City. Shortly before that, an earthquake had hit. Some of the downtown buildings were in bad shape. The guide told us the buildings fell down because the construction workers used Styrofoam instead of metal and the foam came apart when the shaking started. I wouldn't go up high in any building in Mexico City or any other Mexican city.
Obviously you’re not a surfer or a saltwater sportsman..
I hear ya. That’s the economical building method I’m talking about. Tall buildings in Mexico scare the carp out of me. Never mind occupying a high floor, I don’t even want to be in the street in the same block.
It is not paranoid to brush your teeth with bottled water in Mexico and a number of other places. I got it in Paris France and again in the south of France. What bothered me was you could never have ice in your drink. I don’t know where I picked up MR in Mexico because I was very careful and got it anyway.
Roger that. I would not go even if someone paid for everything and gave me 100k to spend.
That's not being paranoid; that's just being realistic, particularly around Mexico City.
Mexico is a big country and yes Mexicans travel about Mexico on vacation.
It doesn't always work but Peptol Bismol is a good idea along with a decent probiotic. Start the latter at least a couple weeks beforehand. The good bacteria will stand ready to fight for real estate with the bad.
I once got very sick on the plane trip down, bizarrely enough.
We travel only by car, and never leave the USA, but we always takes lots of food to eat along the way and in case of trouble. Pnut butter, crackers, cheese, summer sausage, chips, black olives, grape tomatos, anything we can consume while driving or stopped at a roadside park and can fit into a large ice chess and a bag. At our destination, we always plan on a picnic with our provisions, and eat in our motel room. That’s the only was we can travel; on the cheap.
We’re actually in Puerto Vallarta right now...the storm went south of here and then reformed north of here. Beautiful weather here though... :-)
I cut my Acapulco off once. It grew back!
Don’t drink the water ;^)
Yep. Drank lots of beer and (bottled) cokes, that trip. Don’t really care for either, but did not want ANYTHING with ice or water!
One of the news readers tonight mentioned that the name Acapulco comes from an Indian word for “Washed Away”.
I don't go overseas anymore. Son lives in London, but I can't do that trip anymore. I never did get to Israel and wish I had. The worst place was mainland China. The finest place was Monaco.
Husband and I traveled by car for lots of Republican stuff, plus went to Las Vegas to meet my son and family there and traveled around that part of the country. We always loaded the car with food stuffs. We always had a blast good time going by car. He could find anything and never make a wrong turn. I can get turned around super easy so I would look at the map because I'm good at that, and we managed to get where we needed to go.
Wasn’t there a Freeper down there during the storm? They posted a thread and then had to leave wherever it was they were? Am I’m misremembering?
Not really bizarre. You probably had the chicken.
It is awful to get sick like that on a plane but at least there is a bathroom. I picked up some kind of bug in Switzerland, of all places. It first hit me on a bus through the Alps, a bus with no bathroom. I thought I would die between stops. It hung on for about 6 weeks, getting a little better each week.