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43. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

I was in Colombia just under 1 month ago.

I had no problems with safety there at all. Colombia was the highlight of my central/south american vacation. The people are always open, helpful and friendly wherever you go. I even ended up with a beautiful Colombiana girlfriend as well and I will be traveling back next year again to see her.

Having said all of this, I did not venture too far out from the cities though, so I don't know what it is like outside the cities in Colombia. You just need to exercise common sense and you will be fine.

From my experiences there, I could think of at least a dozen other countries that could be more dangerous than Colombia.

44. Posted by OzeHiker (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

I believe Indonesia to be the most dangerous

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46. Posted by igetlost (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

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secondly: yes folks yes!!!!! once more this year the winner of most dangerous country in the world( exl. war zones) is Colombia..
and yes i'm very happy that the people are lovely and i have colombian friends myself but it is still the most dangerous travel country.
and im surprised everyone keeps saying iraq because their in the middle of a war (you cant travel there)and shouldnt count.

however if nobody is following any rules(or current events) you might want to pick CONGO
OR sudan or if your a bushman(not the president) botswana. because those guys really know how to show you a bad time!!!!!

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47. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

secondly: yes folks yes!!!!! once more this year the winner of most dangerous country in the world( exl. war zones) is Colombia..
and yes i'm very happy that the people are lovely and i have colombian friends myself but it is still the most dangerous travel country.

where did you get this information from?

It is great to know that I have survived the most dangerous country on earth (I was traveling around Colombia about 7 weeks ago without any problems at all).

Colombia certainly did not feel like the most dangerous country in the world when I was there. And when I suggested to the locals that Colombia is Muy peligrosso (very dangerous), they just laughed and asked which hollywood movie or american magazine I read that c**p in. they told me to look around and tell them if I thought it was dangerous, to which I replied that they were right it is not what I expected Colombia to be after reading so many horor stories, that I was plesantly surprised to find the place was quite normal after all.

48. Posted by igetlost (Full Member 89 posts) 11y

well firstly
check this.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1738963.stm
and then
http://www.crimesofwar.org/thebook/colombia.html

to be frank: colombia ia beautifull. but coming to the baseless conclusion you" had no problem so its fine" is....uninformed.
the above links are at best conservative and at worst on occasion dramatic.

and exercising caution is pretty difficult if someone hijaxs your bus,would you not agree?

also check out reported kidnappings(down from 4000 a year 2001 to 1900 2002 and approx 3300 in 2004) with unreported...
you should go back a few times more and wander into the mountains and then tell us what its like.
i'm a realist i dont get caught up in a place to the extent that i do not see reason clearly

49. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

I agree with you. Colombia does has it's fair share of problems. But so does the USA and many other countries considered to be "safe"

I took heed of locals who warned me against bus travel so I did not take buses anywhere. Rather I caught flights between cities. And of course I was not stupid enough to wander off into the mountains where the risk of kidnappings is a real concern.

I read travel warnings, took precautions about where and how to travel in Colombia and i was fine. Common sense at the end of the day is the most important thing to carry with you in your luggage wherever you go.

last Saturday night I was out with a friend of mine in Sydney having a quick soething to eat before I left to go home, and we were approached by 2 males, unprovoked and drunk wanting to beat the hell out of us. We both ran to my car as these guys were craving for a fight. At no time can I say I ever felt physically intimated by some drunk in the cities I visited in Colombia at night time.

Everywhere has it's risks, and Colombia does too, but if ytou don't go looking for trouble, then trouble is not going to come to you.

50. Posted by smackerszj (Full Member 94 posts) 11y

haiti i think..when i was in DR alotta DR people told me all the time how bad haiti is

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