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Kidnapped and Robbed in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By uncannyathena | Views [402]

It was such a perfect day. I had been in South America for two weeks. I was averaging 13 miles walked/hiked a day and was generally at 9000 ft or higher above sea level. I was tired tired tired and although it was November, it had been cold and even ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, crime, police, robbery

Ghaziabad - City without a psyche

INDIA | Mon, 1 Jul 2013 | By blesstravo | Views [560]

Ghaziabad – city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh It has a history, which I explored, for the 1 st time, in 23years of my life - Ghaziabad was founded in 1740 by Ghazi-ud-din, who called it Ghaziuddinnagar, after the opening of the ... Read more >

Tags: crime, difficulties, garbage, life, molestation, poor, roads, slum, unawareness, vehicles

Behind the facade - South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 22 Apr 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [811]

Cape Town - the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Southern-most tip of Africa and a climate that, at times, reflects Europe more than it does Africa. Surrounded by mountains and flanked by sandy beaches with sea temperatures that vary ... Read more >

Tags: carjacking, crime, long street backpackers, mandela, politics, rainbow nation, safety, south africa, tip of africa

Paradoxes

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 11 Mar 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [1100] | Comments [2]

Thursday - Zip lining in the Waterberg Mountains and a certificate to prove it! Perhaps it is being back in Africa that has given me a renewed sense of adventure as it’s not something I would normally think of doing, but so glad I did – 10 ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, greyhound bus, johannesburg, mandela, midrand, politics, ubuntu, waterberg mountains, zip lining

Vietnam - Crime & Scams

VIETNAM | Thu, 15 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [3668]

Unfortunately ripping off tourists is the national sport in Vietnam. Pickpockets, fake purchases and currency rip-offs, locals know frazzled travellers can be easy targets. But you don't have to be grist to their mill, if you follow a few simple tips ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety, vietnam

Vatican City Safety Tips

VATICAN CITY | Thu, 29 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [765]

This is the world’s smallest sovereign state, but it is packed with magnificent architecture, beautiful art, religious significance, and tourists. The official population is less than a thousand, and they entertain close to 4 million visitors ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, travel-safety, vatican city

Crime in Indonesia (& How to Avoid It)

INDONESIA | Sun, 27 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2686] | Comments [1]

Crime can be a major problem throughout Indonesia, though it is most serious in large cities like Kuta on Bali or Jakarta and Yogyakarta on Java.  While terrorist activities or major natural disasters happen once a year or so, there are entire ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, indonesia, travel-crime, travel-safety

Risky Business in Guatemala

GUATEMALA | Fri, 25 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [863]

It is no secret that Guatemala has a high rate of crime, as do many developing countries where money is scarce and governments are corrupt.   By traveling to this Central American favorite, you are potentially putting yourself at risk, but knowledge ... Read more >

Tags: crime, guatemala, south america, travel-crime

Zimbabwe - Crime Hotspot

ZIMBABWE | Wed, 16 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [525]

Southern Africa compared to other parts of the continent is relatively safe and peaceful, but Zimbabwe has hard a dark past over the last few decades, and the turmoil isn’t over. This has created a hotbed of crime, which for travellers, can be dangerous ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips, zimbabwe

Crime in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [891]

When it comes to personal safety in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, you’ll find there are some problems. Transportation, scams, thieves, and corrupt police are just some of the issues you might fact. Be prepared for these things, and you ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, kazakhstan, police, scams, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Senegal Crime

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [393]

Senegal has both its petty crime and more serious incidents. Pickpocketing, purse-snatching and theft can occur both on the street and in taxis, and can turn violent. Some travelers have reported being victims of armed robbery, including at knifepoint.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, fraud, scams, senegal, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

Italy - #1 for Pickpockets

ITALY | Thu, 20 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [4721] | Comments [1]

It’s about as likely you’ll be pickpocketed in Rome as it is you’ll eat pizza. The city came second only to Barcelona as the pickpocket capital of the world, according to a 2010 survey. A few years back, Britain's “Daily Telegraph” ranked ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, italy, travel-crime, travel-safety

Safety & Security - Burkina Faso

BURKINA FASO | Thu, 13 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [290]

Welcome to West Africa…welcome to Burkina Faso. For most people, this small nation remains a mystery, a random country in an atlas. But for the few brave souls who travel through West Africa, Burkina Faso has become a thoroughfare.... Read more >

Tags: africa, burkina faso, crime, travel-safety-tips

Liberian Crime Concerns

LIBERIA | Tue, 11 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [617]

Unsurprisingly, Liberia has an incredibly high crime rate. Most of these crimes tend to be opportunity-based, and most occur at night. The UN has both the UN Mission UNMIL, and UN Police, UNPOL, in the area, but they have no authority to arrest ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, liberia, monrovia, travel-crime, travel-tips

Afghanistan Crime

AFGHANISTAN | Fri, 7 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [520]

Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, Afghanistan was a safe place for travellers to visit. Returning visitors would tell tales of the friendly Afghanistan people, its incredible rugged mountain ranges and its intricate and ancient architecture.... Read more >

Tags: afghanistan, crime, drugs, kabul, travel-crime, travel-safety, travel-terrorism

Bad Neighborhoods - USA Crime

USA | Fri, 30 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2238]

Like anywhere, America has some bad cities.   These  “ dangerous ”  cities span the U.S., covering both coasts, the north and the Midwest, and while some are places no tourist would want to touch with a 10-foot pole, others sit very near to ... Read more >

Tags: crime, travel-safety, usa

The Crime Problem in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [586]

As one of the poorest nations on the planet, Mozambique is full of social conditions that lead to crime, poverty, inequality, corruption, and an ineffective justice system. Robberies, assault, and carjackings are all common. Homicides tend ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, mozambique, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

Cameroon Crime, Politics and Poison

CAMEROON | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [930]

Cameroon is sometimes known as Africa in Miniature - a sample of all that Africa has to offer in one bite sized piece. Be it different cultures or languages, beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests or savannah, Cameroon has a little bit of all ... Read more >

Tags: africa, cameroon, crime, politics, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Bulgaria - Crime & Begging

BULGARIA | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1308]

Bulgaria is one of south eastern Europe’s most interesting destinations and not yet swamped by masses of visitors every summer. Thankfully the smaller crowds also mean petty crime is less common, but you can still run into trouble and pick pockets ... Read more >

Tags: bulgaria, crime, europe, travel-crime, travel-safety

Puerto Rico Tourist Theft

PUERTO RICO | Tue, 23 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1158] | Comments [2]

The self-governing U.S. territory Puerto Rico has a reputation for friendly residents, beautiful beaches and good food. This makes it a popular destination for travellers. However, Puerto Rico is also known for something else that affects tourists:... Read more >

Tags: crime, puerto rico, san juan, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

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