For weeks it seemed like Mexico wasn’t as impacted by COVID-19 as other countries around the world and, certainly, not as affected as it’s U.S. neighbor. But what was happening in Mexico and how is the country handling the coronavirus pandemic today? Was Mexico just slow to respond to the pandemic or did the virus not spread to Mexico at the time it did other countries?
Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel journalist and U.S. expat who resides Mexico. He joined World Footprints to answer those questions and to share his insights on current events in Mexico’s central state of Guanajuato.
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Tim Leffel is an award-winning travel writer, editor, and blogger. He publishes five online magazines and blogs including Perceptive Travel, the Cheapest Destinations Blog, and Hotel Scoop. He is the author of several books including Travel Writing 2.0, A Better Life for Half the Price, and The World’s Cheapest Destinations, now in its fifth edition. He is a member of NATJA and SATW and is North American Conference Director of the Travel Bloggers Exhange Conference (TBEX). See more at TimLeffel.com.
Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick are Founders of World Footprints and hosts of the award-winning World Footprints podcast. Travel has always been central to their lives. In fact, Tonya only agreed to date Ian after learning that he had traveled abroad. After a two-year courtship, Ian whisked Tonya away on a secret mission to Toronto where he proposed to her above the city in a small plane that passed another small plane carrying a banner that read: “Marry Me Tonya – I Love You”. The couple held a destination wedding on Bermuda and they honeymooned in South Africa. The rest, they say, is history…