How to Travel to a Dangerous Country

While you might have been warned by the Department of State or a close friend not to travel to a certain country due to its level of violence, this does not mean that you cannot go the country and have a good time. Although there exists violence in these countries, most of it is associated with organized crime and drug trafficking. Here are the steps in which you can travel to beautiful countries marked by a violent past and still enjoy being a tourist there. NOTE: This wikiHow does not apply to countries like Lebanon or Gaza which are in a constant state of conflict, this applies more to countries in Latin America.

Steps

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    Do not let yourself be controlled by the fear of being robbed, mugged or raped. Always show that you have a high level of confidence.
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    Never appear to seem lost, even if you have to pretend you must always know where you are. If you are lost and start to panic, this means you are an easy target most likely of being robbed.
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    Do NOT look like a rich tourist wearing big cameras around your neck and expensive jewelry.
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    Do not carry large amounts of cash with you, and if you do, make sure it is literally taped to your body.
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    Make friends with the locals, they are usually very nice people and they can show you great places to go.
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    Do NOT go party alone if you plan on getting drunk or highly intoxicated, especially if you are a female. it is always good to go in a group.
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    Do not hitchhike or get in a car with strangers.
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    Do not pick a fight in a bar or a local disco because, you will lose.

Tips

  • In case of being robbed, do not resist, give them all you have and they will let you go. Everything will be alright.

Things You'll Need

  • Passport (depends on where you live)

Article Info

Categories: Travel Safety & Security