travel safety

Driving in Central America

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Good information from a guy who spent six months driving with his wife through eight Central American countries.  Unsurprisingly, the two had no issues.  Following some very simple safety rules (listed in the article) kept them from having any problems at all on their journey.

 

I’ve now been to every country in Central America, even spending a week in El Salvador (the most dangerous country in the world that isn’t in the midst of a civil war) and spending a couple nights in the city with the highest murder rate in the world (La Cieba, Honduras).  I am also still alive.

 

Break out of your shell.  Live a little.  The world isn’t nearly as dangerous as the media wants us to think it is.

 

Don’t Drive through Mexico or Central America: You Will Be Kidnapped, Killed, or Worse!

 

Female Travel Safety Tips

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This is quality safety advice for solo female travelers.  Male travelers would benefit by following most of these rules as well.

 

31 Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers from the Experts

 

Understanding the “Collective Mood”

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I occasionally am asked how I assess the relative safety of the areas I inhabit when I travel to third world countries.

 

Different customs and language change societal norms, but these factors remain relatively constant no matter where you are in the world.

 

Take a look at this article and learn how to assess the baseline.  It will help you make  good decisions.

 

The techniques are recommended by the authors of Left of Bang, an excellent book to check out if you want to learn more about baseline behavior profiling.

 

The Collective Mood and You