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How safe is it in south America

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1. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 5y

hey all
I'm traveling to south America mid feb starting in Salvidor then working my way down to Rio and so on im reading and hearing mad things like a lot of tourist getting robbed and buses getting held up, As iv traveled to Australia and Thailand i felt safe on the street and in the hostels so im just trying to get some last min info on safety of any one who has been or still there

thanks all

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 5y

Safe as houses No Worries None.

3. Posted by ilmi9 (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

hey its a safe place but you must b having some precautions for any uncertain event.

4. Posted by judai (Budding Member 26 posts) 5y

i live in Peru. and think that you don't need to worry . while taking care yourself and
don't go places that are unknown or risky. that' s all. enjoy your trip.

5. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 5y

You mostly need to be as careful as you would, say, in Boston. I am living down here right now and I have never had any trouble except for a pickpocket and the fact that Latin Americans don't know how to walk in a straight line.

You'll be fine.

6. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 5y

sound good then i cannot wait to get out there then