Keeping out of danger, risk, or injury. Use with questions about people; when referring to things, use "security" instead.

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Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?

This came up as a discussion. With recent incidents in the news, it's often argued by some members of the public in the US that guns are a requirement for safety, and that everyone should have the ...
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As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know?

As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know? I'm interested in: any differences in rules any differences in usually accepted practices any ...
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Why do some hostels only allow international visitors?

Some of the hostels in the Gold Coast, Australia, only allow international visitors. I'm a bit surprised at this because the average Australian is not at all dangerous only dangerous in the same way ...
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Health vaccinations for UK

I'm travelling from South Africa to the UK. Just asking if I need any shots? Any vaccinations? I'm travelling for 8 days. I leave in a week. Nothing was said when I applied for a visa and now i'm ...
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Why do we have to get out off the bus in a ferry?

When I was traveling from London to Paris by coach, we need to cross the English Channel by getting on a ferry. After the bus has entered and parked in the ferry, all of the passengers were asked to ...
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How to avoid getting hassled in Indonesia?

Hassling is happening in quite often in Indonesia. Although not as tough as in other countries (i.e. Morocco), it can get on your nerves after a while. Does anybody have tips on avoiding getting ...
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Is it safe to travel now to Ecuador due to earthquakes?

I would like to travel to Ecuador but I don't know if it is safe to go there because of the earthquakes of the last days. In case I can't visit this country know, how much should I wait till I could ...
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Refund of tickets due to travel warning to Turkey

We are a family that purchased tickets to Portugal with a layover in Istanbul. Due to travel warnings, we tried to request a refund of our tickets, but Turkish Airlines is not accepting the refund. ...
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Where I can find a guide in Peru to take me safely to the Jivaro headhunting tribe?

I'm a psychology major and I would love to barter for a shrunken head if I could still come back with my own.
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What's a safe route to ride through Mexico by bicycle? [closed]

I am cycling from Ohio to Ushuaia, Argentina starting at the very beginning of July of this year. I am trying to find the safest cycle route through Mexico. However, I am reluctant to bike through ...
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Is Inner Mongolia safer than Mongolia?

Is Inner Mongolia significantly safer compared to Mongolia itself with regards to crime? I'm wondering whether to go to Inner Mongolia instead of Mongolia for safety reasons. I don't use any fancy ...
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Refugees situation in Macedonia [closed]

I am travelling to Macedonia for a roadtrip in May. I am flying to Skopje and planning to travel by the west side down to Ohrid and then return back to Skopje through the middle part of the country. ...
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Why do they have sleeper cars for women in Thailand? Is it for security reasons?

I was reading about train travel in Thailand and noticed they have sleepers for women and children. What dangers are there that lead to having these cars? Is it just about privacy? If that is not a ...
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Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?

I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about weight. I weigh 270 lbs (120 kg). I'm (irrationally?) afraid I will break my berth. I've gone on soft sleeper class before and it was fine. But pictures ...
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Safe place to see the “real” Palestine as an Israeli passport holder?

Palestine is divided into three zones. Zone A contains the major Palestinian towns and is off-limits for Israelis. Zone B has some Palestinian villages and is partially restricted for Israelis. Zone C ...
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What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia? [closed]

I've read the border between Thailand and Cambodia was difficult to cross for foreigners. What's the best way to cross that border for foreigners ? Is taking a flight mandatory or is there other ...
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What areas to avoid in Brussels after the recent terrorism events

Is there any particular area in Brussels to avoid visiting after the recent events? I am going to visit Bruxelles in a couple of weeks. Mostly museums, restaurants and some nightlife. Is the city ...
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What do I do if I'm stuck in between flights and a terror attack happens?

First of all, my sympathies go to the families of the victims. The events that took place in Brussels today are really unforgivable. My question might be a little out of line here, but I'm sincerely ...
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​ Is it safe to travel to Istanbul/Turkey in the summer of 2016? [duplicate]

​After these number of explosions in different cities in Turkey, including an explosion at the heart of Istanbul’s old city, an area visited by up to 14 million tourists each year. Is it still safe to ...
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When walking on the road, is it safer to walk in the same or opposite direction as the traffic?

I don't know this question will qualify for this site or not, but, I have this question. When you are walking on the road anywhere (any country, city, etc), Which is safer? Walking in the ...
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Regarding AirAsia branches

In a weeks time i'm traveling from Seoul to Bangkok with AirAsia. On my ticket it says Air Asia X, however searching up similar flights on their website they call it " Thai AirAsia X". What is the ...
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Baltimore - Which areas are the safest? [closed]

I will be travelling to Baltimore and planned to stay there for almost 2 months (will be working at hospital there). Which areas are the safest and well connected to Johns Hopkins Hospital?
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Visiting Russia as an Arab. Am I going to be hassled?

I was chatting with a friend after I saw his photos in Russia (Petersburg). He is a white British dude who has been to many, many, many countries. In the other hand, I am a pure Arab who look like a ...
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Solo driving in Iceland in late March

I'm from San Francisco and am planning to visit Iceland March 22nd - 31st. My goal is to do a lot of photography at Vík and Jökulsárlón. I decided to rent a car instead of joining tour groups. I am ...
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Information source on safety for Kiev visitors

I may have to visit Kiev (unless my ministry for foreign affairs say otherwise) for a meeting. I am not going anywhere in Eastern Ukraine. Where can I find the best source on safety for travellers? ...
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Comparative safety of countries in Central America

When considering general safety for travelers visiting a foreign country, how do the Central American countries compare (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)? Are ...
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Is it safe to visit the pyramids near Cairo in 2016? [duplicate]

We are planning a holiday in December to Egypt and found a very good all inclusive deal for a week's stay in Hurghada. However, this doesn't include a visit to the pyramids. I would not like to miss ...
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Corruption and safety in Kiev [duplicate]

I am currently aware that sometimes tourists are stopped by "police" (or actual police officers) that ask for money for crimes you did not commit. How is it advisable to behave in such a situation ...
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Swimming in the Dead Sea

From what I gathered by reading on google about Dead Sea swimming, the popular statement of 'You can never drown in in the Dead Sea' isn't technically true. Its dangerous trying to 'swim' normally and ...
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Can I stop a fellow passenger from using their cell phone during take off?

What can I do for my personal safety when I see a fellow passenger use their cellphone after the instructions to switch off mobile devices is given? On a recent flight in India, I was seated next to ...
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Traveling to Turkey [closed]

Is it safe to travel to Istanbul, Turkey at this time? I am a bit worried about the current events, but still interested to see the wonderful culture.
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Medicines and precautions on short-term business trip to India

I'm going for a one week long business trip to India (Mumbai city only). I'm from Poland / Europe, if that matters. My trip is about to start within next week or two, so I was told, that taking any ...
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What can I do to stop my 4 and 6 year old kids from falling out of a bunk bed on a cruise?

I've got a balcony room booking on the Sun Princess. We're travelling for 1 week, and there are bunk beds for my kids. My kids roll around a lot at night, and they have a 'bar' that restrains them ...
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Are drivers from mainland Europe likely to end up in an accident when driving in the UK?

I have a European license and would like to rent a car in the UK for a trip to the countryside. The only thing that worries me is driving on the left — it seems that one would need quite a bit of ...
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How do I find a campsite that allows campfires in Iceland?

I am currently traveling in Iceland and it seems that most campsites do not allow campfires. Are there any campsites in Iceland that allow campfires? If so, how can I find them? Any resource links ...
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List of countries in the world where a tourist wouldn't come across stray dogs because they have a policy of removing strays off the streets [closed]

So far I have in my list (let's narrow down to urban and touristy areas): USA Canada Australia (maybe NZ also) Western Europe (not Central Europe) Japan South Korea I guess I've already listed most ...
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London night bus safety

In a few days, I will be traveling alone from London Heathrow to King's Cross station at about 1am via night bus. I have read a lot of conflicting information on the safety of night busses, and I have ...
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What is a safe way to carry money and passport at night?

I will be in Lisbon at night (4:00 am) soon, and there will be no buses or metros. I won't be in an hotel, but in a shared hostel. So I will be having my passport and my money (cash money) with me ...
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What are the safest bus companies in Bolivia and Chile?

I need to travel from La Paz, to Salar De Uyuni and then to Chile, and from Chile come back to Peru. For "safe", I mean reliable companies in terms of delays/broken engines but also with good ...
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What are the known potential safety issues flying with Ukranian Airlines AMS-KBP-TLV? [closed]

I'm noticing Ukrainian Airlines has some very low fares relative to other airlines for a trip I need to make (AMS to TLV and back). It's a bit of a detour, but for about $200 instead of $300 it looks ...
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Is it safe to drive the Baja Peninsula?

I want to drive from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas but I've heard of people being pulled over by corrupt cops and being hassled by people on the peninsula. I speak fluent Spanish and I'm pretty street ...
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Is sleeping on the floor in planes allowed, and if not, why not?

The scene last weekend: three cramped people trying to sleep in three bulkhead seats with those annoying immovable armrests and a whole lotta legroom in front. Why not curl up for a nap in all that ...
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Should I be worried about airline safety

I'm making a trip to Thailand at the beginning of March. I've booked tickets from Bangkok to Phuket on AirAsia. However, after reading recent articles around AirAsia recent airline crash, I was ...
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Two possible itineraries on the Silk Road [closed]

I would like to travel (part of) the silk road this summer (related question). As southern Turkey, Syria, Iraq and possibly Iran (due to the recent strains in relations with Saudi Arabia) are not safe ...
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Cycling safety in Romania / Poland

My friends and I are planning a cycling trip for this summer. We usually do this once a year and often go to the Alps (Austria/France/Switzerland/Italy) but this time we would like to go somewhere ...
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Has the flight security briefing text changed?

I guess most of the participants here know the flight security briefing message more or less by heart (How can you close and open your safety belt? How many exits are there? Where? Which word are they ...
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Are there any airlines that still allow smoking on-board flights?

Do any airlines still allow smoking on-board international flights, or is this something that has been banned across the board everywhere? If this is because of fire hazard regulations, what about ...
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Do beaches / beach resorts in Cebu employ lifeguards?

Me and my friend are planning to go swimming in an exclusive resort or stay in a beachfront hotel within Cebu as long as the beach is perfect. But unfortunately none of us know how to swim well but we ...
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Is cycling in Tokyo safe?

I have booked a hotel in Tokyo near JR Ueno Train Station and it offers bike rental. I know that around the station there are various attractions like Ueno Park and temples of Asakusa. I thought I ...
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Safety of a southern Sri Lankan in Tamil Nadu

It has been one of my lifelong dreams to visit the Pamban Bridge in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Can anyone in Tamil Nadu elaborate on the safety of a Sri Lankan in Tamil Nadu. I know there is a travel ...