A caution on Yucatán
Your Yucatán articles were fine, but any travel there should comewith a warning [“Sweet Spots” by Jody Jaffe, May 31].
A few years ago I took my wife and kids to the Yucatán and traveled all over that peninsula on our own for about a month. (The Travel section should have mentioned the famous and incredibly tasty sausages of Valladolid.)
As we were driving through downtown Mérida, the police pulled us over. They searched our car for drugs (there weren’t any), then detained us while trying to drum up some other bogus charge. One of them toldme all our troubles would go away if I’d just allowthem (therewere four officers) to rape my wife. I pretended not to understand.
We eventually got out of this terrifying situation, but as you can imagine, it put a damper on our vacation.
Mexico needs tomake a lot of changes before we’ll go back— and it used to be our favorite country to visit. WILLIAM STOUT Pasadena