• I’m all about the unbeaten path and marinating with the locals, for an authentic experience. The danger adds to the excitement.
    What’s the alternative? Hanging out in a resort for 3 days and saying “I’ve been There.

    Some places are called tourist traps for a reason and things can go side ways quickly. The local police and “security” can be 3rd rate at best, sometimes they are the ones you have to watch out for.

    Knowing the local language and traveling with someone goes a long way .
    But sometimes you can’t avoid the inevitable,shit happens. Pero ya to sabes una vez al ano no hace dano

    • NomadicJake

      Josh Bar back in the building!

      I agree 100%. You gotta get off the beaten path a bit and mingle. See how the locals live and find out if a city is for you. If not, no worries. Pack up the bags and find somewhere else to check out.

      Security can either be your best friends or your worst enemy in many places. I’ve had Colombian security guards pull huge favors for me for a few pesos in return. Also, had some pull bonehead moves that require me to chew em’ out.

      Live and learn. Hope all is well, man.