You better have someone you know there to pick you up and look after you. Seriously, you need a local to warn you of things that are oblivious to a tourist.
Not necessarily. I spent two years traveling alone around Central and South America.
Lots of nice people. There are thieves to be sure, but not everyone is out to get you.
I did get robbed. Most people who have spent any time have, but it was my fault really. I wasn’t watching my things as closely as I should have (hungover).
My bad, I learned my lesson and moved on.
I’d say Venezuela is the more dangerous. Got robbed there too… while diving. One of the guys on the boat took $20 from my stuff while I was in the water.
But I managed as a single female to come out in one piece.
I am glad for the most part you are ok, but you also proved my point. If you got robbed twice, I mean damn, you know?[/quote]
I was also robbed a block from my home while walking home when I lived in Hoboken, NJ. I was with a friend and some guy ran up and grabbed my bag.
The times I was robbed while traveling, I didn’t even realize it until later.