“It is critical to understand that safety is not the same as comfort. Just because a place is “safe,” doesn’t mean you won’t encounter different cultural norms that make you uncomfortable. It also doesn’t mean that crime doesn’t happen.
These ideas often get misconstrued and, while getting out of your comfort zone can be a really good thing, it can also be uncomfortable.
Too often, I hear people talk about letting their guard down because they’ve heard a destination is “safe,” and then they are frustrated when they realize that things can still go wrong…especially when they encounter cultural norms much different from their own.
The truth of the matter is you can be unsafe anywhere at any time.”
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