“You are going where? But what about the cartels?”
“Wow. I wouldn’t go there even if someone paid me”.
“Pretty irresponsible to be going there.You’ re a mother – you shouldn’t be putting yourself into situations like that…”
To which my response was: “Have you ever been to Mexico? Oh, you haven’t… Well then, please at least tell me specifics as to what this violence is where I am going. What area is it in, and what specifically should I be on the lookout for?”