The first thing you should remember is that there’s a lot of fear-mongering out there, and the likelihood that someone robs you is in fact very low. You can increase your chances by ignoring all the tips in this blog post, but who want’s that kind of story to tell?
Staying safe in Peru is not so different from staying safe in other countries. This review might harken back to advice you’ve read about traveling to other parts of the world. However, a bit of repetition never hurt anyone.
If you’re staying at Pariwana hostels, you’ve already done one of the safer things you can do. Pariwana has professional security guards watching the doors, and they offer plenty of lockers for storing your valuables.
When traveling from one city to the next on a bus, you should consider these tips. Keep your valuables on your person at all times; never leave them in your backpack, which will be stored under the coach. If you plan on falling asleep on the ride-or even if you’re not-you would do well to snap a small padlock onto your backpack. Always attach your bags to your person.
As for passport and money safety, make sure you’re using a money belt of some kind. Yes, everyone has them, but they have them because they work well. Your items will stay safer in a zippered pocket under your pants rather than in an external pocket. If you decide to use an external pocket, consider clipping a pin to lock the fabric shut.
When wandering in a city, make sure you follow these simple tips to stay safe. First, to be sure, the day is safer than the night. Places that you are warned of in the day should definitely be avoided in the night. Never go walking down unattended alleys or deserted side streets. Stay with people, and you’ll generally be safe.
Don’t show off valuables in public places. If you’re going to snap photos, for example, either be quick about it, or heighten your awareness. Don’t wear expensive jewelry or watches. Flashy stuff might attract unwanted attention.
Don’t be afraid of city buses; taxis are more likely to rob foreigners. That being said, taxis don’t rob foreigners on a regular basis. Nonetheless, when taking a taxi, inform them you will only remain in the vehicle if they stay on big avenues to get to your destination. Always negotiate the price before getting in the cab to avoid problems.
Follow all of these tips and you should have a exceptional time without any hassle!