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131. Posted by AgentCiamp (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

There are no safe place , you can die anyday , people die everydays in their own kitchen .cooking or watching tv .

Of course there are the crimes statistics and it is terrible i know . But if you want to know a place so badly it wont stop you . You just need to make calculations , plan your travel very well ,avert and pay attention , use your instint and get information . You won´t go Iraq of course , because it is in a war duuuh . You won´t go around Sâo paulo walking any place without getting information of where you are going to pass, or go to Rio de Janeiro and stay there near suspect people and slums.

You won´t go to colombia and stay alone without make trustful friends to explain things and show you things . Every place is dangerous .

132. Posted by BodybuildN (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

<<Quoting glouscap

Russia is not a safe place to go for now but I am sure it will become safer soon.>>

come on. be real...>>

LOL, Russia is safe enough to travel indeed. Apart from some caucasus republics like Dagestan.>>

There are some serious precautions that travelers should take when visiting Russia. Someone here mentioned the dangers of "Russian mafia" -- that is not so much a danger for tourists -- but Russian nationalists and neo-Nazis are a real danger for some tourists, particularly if you are an ethnic minority or openly gay. I had a very frightening and violent encounter with neo-Nazi youth in St. Petersburg. There are reports that such groups are targeting ethnic minorities and gays. I would advise staying within the city centers, avoid traveling to the suburbs or outskirts of the city without a local to accompany you. Avoid using public transport at night or walking around alone at night. Be aware that the police are often of no help or protection for tourists...in my case, other Russian citizens came to my assistance, and the police were completely ambivalent if not sympathetic to the thugs who attacked. Once you report the crime, you invite a whole new set of dangers from the people who are supposed to protect you...

Also, recent international tensions between Russia and the West (particularly UK and US) present risks to people from those countries, though I wouldn't say the risks are high enough to avoid travel there...

133. Posted by steffy6184 (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Out of curiosity, who do we think is most at risk when travelling to countries like Brazil? I'm only interested in this particular country because I am travelling there in 3 weeks!
I'm trying to convince myself that as a young female I will be spared from unprovoked crime.....i'm not talking about petty theft or anything like that - they can take whatever they like as long as they don't need my blood to go with it. Or perhaps i'm being naive - women would be easier targets than men, i'd assume...

134. Posted by aitor (Full Member 102 posts) 9y

Quoting steffy6184

Out of curiosity, who do we think is most at risk when travelling to countries like Brazil? I'm only interested in this particular country because I am travelling there in 3 weeks!

I have been travelling through Brazil, you have to take care, but nothing special, using common sense is enough.

135. Posted by dundidit (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

what about the tribel gangs in brazil? I wouldnt trust that

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 4, 2007, at 9:53 AM by dundidit ]

136. Posted by amorphis (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y

In my view, it doesnt make much sense to talk about dangerous countries (apart from the wellknown areas in the world in which there is constant ethnic and tribal and ... violence, of course).
Some countries have dangerous areas, and some towns/cities have dangerous parts. Stay out of these. If you cant, make sure youre accompanied by a trustworthy local (pref. one you can communicate with). If there is no local company available, and you stil must go to risky areas, then dress up like a local and try to behave like a local! Not always easy, but by trying NOT to be a "walking target" you will at least lower the chance of getting hurt...
Of course all this is not failproof, but it might have helped me during my solo travel through Brazil in March of this year. Among other places (I can e.g. recommend Curitiba to Steffy, this is a nice town with a low risk rate, according to Brazilians I met there) I went to Rio and Sao Paulo. Esp. there you should be on your guard. But I agree with Aitor, just use or common sense and keep consulting your intuition all the time. If something just doesnt feel good, then dont rationalize it away, just dont do it. Trust your gut. Happy travels.

137. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

I'd say Greenland, perhaps Antarctica (I don't think it's classified as a country though)

138. Posted by omnistaffs (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

Most dangerous Country in the world?
They say never ever go to the Philippines but funny
a lot of foreigners are coming to our country.

I don't really believe in danger.. when u r destined to die...u will die anywhere... whether you are in Rome, Holland, Phil etc...

:D just a thought running in my brain >D

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139. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

Quoting el.moe

Quoting andrea_d

Brazil is horrible, people think that brazil is this great fun free loving place, in reality brazil is a nightmare!!!

sao paulo is latin america's most dangerous city, then caracas venezuela, and rio de janeiro brazil

i will not go back to brazil ever again

hey andrea,

how do you come to that conclusion that brasil is so dangerous ?

of course sao paulo and rio de janeiro and some other big cities in brasil have their problems, like any big city. if you go to the wrong places it can be unhealthy for you. but i dont see a difference there between , lets say caracas and sao paulo.
and, apart from the big cities and the highways you will find the

great fun free loving place

maybe you just had some bad experience in brasil ? thats really bad , but you should not generalize it.

moritz

São Paulo is not safe nor Rio de Janeiro or New York, London, Los Angeles,... or even Copenhagen. You can not generalise. NOWHERE is safe if you are in the wrong place in the wrong moment. I think you had a bad experience in Brazil. I know a lot of people who come here from Europe and they have never had a problem and many people come back. But if I were you I would not be so safe about Colombia.

140. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting audry79

Quoting el.moe

Quoting andrea_d

Brazil is horrible, people think that brazil is this great fun free loving place, in reality brazil is a nightmare!!!

sao paulo is latin america's most dangerous city, then caracas venezuela, and rio de janeiro brazil

i will not go back to brazil ever again

hey andrea,

how do you come to that conclusion that brasil is so dangerous ?

of course sao paulo and rio de janeiro and some other big cities in brasil have their problems, like any big city. if you go to the wrong places it can be unhealthy for you. but i dont see a difference there between , lets say caracas and sao paulo.
and, apart from the big cities and the highways you will find the

great fun free loving place

maybe you just had some bad experience in brasil ? thats really bad , but you should not generalize it.

moritz

São Paulo is not safe nor Rio de Janeiro or New York, London, Los Angeles,... or even Copenhagen. You can not generalise. NOWHERE is safe if you are in the wrong place in the wrong moment. I think you had a bad experience in Brazil. I know a lot of people who come here from Europe and they have never had a problem and many people come back. But if I were you I would not be so safe about Colombia.

Of course you can not generalise, but there are surely differences between countries, cities etc. in the chances you have of being robbed or whatever. That is just a fact.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 8, 2007, at 1:23 AM by Utrecht ]