Article in Newsweek Magazine about Mexico's image (and reality) and tourism:
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Come On in, the Water’s Fine
One warm, sunny spring day, I check into Los Flamingos, a pink stucco hotel that sprawls across a cliffside in Acapulco. Los Flamingos was once the cerveza-soaked playground of John Wayne, Cary Grant, and Johnny Weissmuller (a.k.a. Tarzan), who kept a roundhouse on the premises. I try to retrace their gringo wanderings. I sip coffee on the hotel’s veranda. I paddle around the pool. I venture out to Señor Johnny’s roundhouse. I see smiling, white-uniformed staff members everywhere. But I begin to worry when, two days later, I haven’t seen another customer.