"Swine what? Wrong country, señor. Kthnxbai."
With the whole world cancelling holidays and flights to Mexico, the death toll increasing and new cases of infection been reported around the globe, everyone is warning against travelling there.
Except, it seems the Mexicans.
Want some advice on visiting Mexico? Are there any areas worse affected than others? What about essential travel? Don't ask them, because they seem to have their fingers in their ears while whistling loudly. The official tourism website visitmexico.com doesn't mention swine flu at all:
Spot the visitor advice? Perhaps the tourism board's official line concerning swine flu is buried away in some remote FAQ page?
You'd have thought they'd maybe mention it at least once, what with it threatening to become a global pandemic and all? There are of course plenty of official sources available, alongside the panic-mongering 24 hour-a-day news channels, but we recommend Lonely Planet's excellent Thorntree forums, which have set up a thread dedicated to travel advice.