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21. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Isn't there different types of dangerous places?, we've had quite a few on this thread so far, war zones, dangerous to travellers and danger from wildlife. its a scary world out there!!

I'd say Jo'burg was pretty dangerous you have to lock car doors at traffic lights and stuff...
Also I'd say a lot of places have bad reputations undesrvedly...Its a shame to be over cautious and not go places cos people think they're "dangerous" eh?!???

m

22. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mim

I'd say Jo'burg was pretty dangerous you have to lock car doors at traffic lights and stuff...

Also I'd say a lot of places have bad reputations undesrvedly...Its a shame to be over cautious and not go places cos people think they're "dangerous" eh?!???m

I totally agree with you on both of these points. J-Burg is definitely not the safest place. And lots of people think a place is dangerous because it was 25 years ago. So many people are actually misimformed. "Hello, the civil war ended back in 1982...", etc.

23. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

It has possibly been mentioned before, but a lot of common sense has to prevail when considering your own personal safety when you travel or when you are at home.

When abroad, you are a stranger. A would-be assailant firstly has the advantage of knowing the geographical layout of the place you are in. What seems like a crowded, anonymous place to you ... is not so to the people that may operate there every day, for a long time.

24. Posted by andrea_d (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

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

however, the whole colombia is dangerous is total crap, i have been in colombia for over six months now, and is by far the best place i have visited in south america, and one of the best places i've been to.....

i wish people did a little investigation of their own about colombia, they should ask people who has been there, and not let the crap the media which obviously hates colombia says.

I am a Swedish girl, and I totally love colombia, and I do not believe, as a matter of fact, i refuse to believe that colombia is the most dangerous place on the planet!!!

25. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 11y

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

26. Posted by Figaro (Inactive 7 posts) 11y

I've never been to Colombia but I'd say a country whic has 20,000 to 30,000 murders a year in a population of 40 to 45 million is pretty dangerous.

27. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 11y

I was talking to a local from triadad or tabago, (I dont remember which)and he said the island he was born on is erribble. You'll get robbed, mugged, raped, shot, beat and everything in between. Not to mention they kidnapp the white kids and hold them for ransom because they think the white people are rich. I wish I remembered which island this is. Either triadad or tabago. One's good and the other's bad, he said.

28. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Those things happen everyday...all over the world. I would hate to single out any one country as 'bad'...it just doesn't help anyone. Just use common sense where ever you go and don't get yourself into any sort of 'shady'situation. (hmmm...that sounds familier;) )

29. Posted by Figaro (Inactive 7 posts) 11y

That's true CupCake, but I don't think Colombia has that bad a reputation worldwide. The layman on the street doesn't know anything about Colombia's violence, it's something you have to research and isn't readily available.

You hear far more about the USA. A country which, despite having multiple times the population of Colombia, consistently records less murders, gun murders etc.

Also Colombia probably had the most dangerous cities in the world until recently along with Honduras', followed by Brazil and South Africa. The last couple of years though has seen Medellin's homicide levels plummet massively.

Over the last 15 years or so, the most dangerous Latin American cities have been: Medellin, San Pedro Sula (Honduras), Sao Paulo, Rio and Cali (Colombia). Possibly San Salvador, Tegucigalpa (Honduras) and Guatemala City as well.

30. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I saw a program on El Salvador last night on BBC World, and they say, statistically, this is the most dangerous country in Central America. 1 in 3 people have been a victim of violent crime. It looked a tough place to live.

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