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The Masked Tulip

Acapulco - time to snap up a second home bargain

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Relatives of mine went to Acapulco about 40 years ago - at the time they had to have armed hotel guards to protect them if they went outside of the resort. Armed guards also patrolled the hotel boundary and kept an eye on the beach. They had a fab time though by all accounts O.o

But, never having gone there mysel, I ended up hating the place due to those endless property programmes where Brits go to buy a house or second home overseas. For a while it seemed that nearly every week they were doing a programme on Brits buying homes in Acapulco. I can clearly recall one lovely blue house over-looking the sea that simply looked a delightful place to live. It had pinkish terracota pots hanging outside full of the most beautifully coloured flowers.

Having just watched a Sky News report on Acapulco I now learn that it is a war zone with the US government advising tourists to stay away from the area - apparently the tourist iindustry collapsed some months ago.

I wonder what happened to those people who bought holiday homes there?


Acapulco: The resort killed by drugs, guns and gangs


The American government has issued a stark warning to all potential tourists to Mexico: "Don't go."

It comes after the country revealed nearly 30,000 people were murdered last year - the highest number in 20 years.

The CIA says the violence levels are comparable with the war zones of Iraq and Syria.

The resort city of Acapulco, a former playground of the rich and famous, is now at the centre of a crime wave that has swept across the country. Extortion, kidnapping and murder are daily events.

Heavily armed police on patrol in Acapulco.


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Look, this sort of shit happens:


Fare to say hat any country where this sort of shit happens is not good for a proedee investment.

Here's some people who did npt pay their council tax


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