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

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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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How to judge a budget hotel's safety standards?

I will be staying at a budget hotel in southeast asia soon, I'd like to know how I can find out either beforehand or when I arrive if the hotel's safety standards are good, i.e. what to look for when '...
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Is it a true that you can't put ordinary Mac laptops (with the battery) in checked luggage?

Note that ordinary new Mac laptops (like many devices) have batteries which are simply built-in as part of the structure of the device. There's no concept of "removing" the battery or anything like ...
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On Algonquin Park's Walking Trails, how likely are you to encounter and be threatened by dangerous animals?

This question assumes avoidance and confinement of food away from animals. By 'established trails', I mean the settled, permanent paths/places for travellers, such as trails for: Backpacking, ...
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Is it safe for a girl to travel alone to Turkey? [closed]

According to the news, international and local media there are not only terrorist attacks being happened in Turkey but also there are some sectarian clashes, as well as there are Human traffickers ...
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Rent a car in South America

We are thinking of renting a car from Buenos Aires to drive to Santiago. Has anyone done this and are the roads, towns encounter safe ?
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Safety in Ukraine [closed]

I am spending a week in Ukraine as part of an LGBT performing arts group. We will be under the protection of the US Embassy and will be visiting Lviv and Kiev. I know very little about the region, ...
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Is it safe & easy to travel from Israel to West Bank by taxi? [closed]

I am going to be in Israel for a while and was invited to a Friday-night dinner by some acquaintances that live in the West Bank. I, however, will be living in Tel Aviv. First, is it possible to ...
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Reliable sources to know if a country is “safe” to visit? [duplicate]

I'm from the US and interested in traveling to the Balkans. I checked the US Embassy government website for certain countries in the Balkans, and they are apparently deemed safe. But numerous people ...
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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

Given the increased reporting of incidents of violent sexual assaults at German festivals are these festivals safe for foreign women to attend? What should be done to decrease risk when attending, for ...
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EURO 2016: floods, mass protests, state of emergency… What are the consequences for visitors?

We are currently 9 days before the start of EURO 2016 in France, and Paris and the surrounding areas are currently facing one of, if not the worst floods since 1910. the banks of the river Seine have ...
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Sierra Leone: risk of sharks?

I am planning to visit Sierra Leone. I have seen some pictures and the beaches are awesome. They have beautiful and appealing islands for diving and snorkeling. Is there a serious threat of shark ...
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How can I find out if my flight crosses dangerous territories?

I'll be flying in the next few days and I'm really concerned about the potentially dangerous territories my flight might be crossing. In this case, I'll be travelling from Singapore to Switzerland ...
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Where outside of Crimea can I experience Crimean Tatar culture?

Where can I safely experience Crimean Tatar culture? Smartraveller gives the Crimean region a do not travel rating, the worst safety rating possible. Are there parts of Ukraine, or other countries, ...
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Travelling through Turkey with Russian Passport

I'm not really into politics and a friend of mine advised me not to travel through Turkey due to political tensions. Now the price through Istanbul is twices cheaper than going through London. ...
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Is it safe for a pregnant lady to go to Hokkaido in 2016?

Fukushima incident causes a lot of fears among people, as to whether it's safe for tourists to go to Japan or not. While I understand that the radiation is not a problem for normal people, what about ...
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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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What are the regulations for making a fire while camping in Iceland? [duplicate]

What are the regulations for making a controlled and monitored fire made with the intent of cooking/heating while camping in Iceland?
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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 is the city center of Paris?

We are planning to go to Paris. We want to know the normal (and not expensive) places to book an hostel or an airbnb? I know for sure that these places won't be in the city center, but we want to ...
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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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Is it safe for people of Indian descent to visit Russia?

I am an individual of Indian (person from India) descent. I have been asked by my company to travel to Russia later this year to carry out a market survey related to consumer durables. I will have to ...
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In which city in Europe would a first-time cross-dresser face the lowest risk of harassment?

What would be the safest, most friendly city to go out as cross-dresser? Specifically, in Europe? It is not easy to come out, and I have been considering it for a while. I want to try it somewhere, ...
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What are good security tactics for sleeping in airports?

Sleeping in airports is something I've found myself doing more often than I ever expected, and while I have no issue with sleeping on the floor or chairs or whatever, sometimes I have valuable stuff, ...
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What's the safest color to wear at night in a bad neighborhood? [closed]

I always read that bright colors are good to wear at night for safety, but they are usually talking about visibility to cars. What about when walking and one unknowingly enters a bad neighborhood? ...
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Tactics to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police?

In Uzbekistan I was stopped, searched and questioned six times in one day. At the border with Tajikistan, one official tried hiding my paperwork to elicit something from me. In Kyrgyzstan, I was ...
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Staying in the toilet during landing

For safety purposes all airlines make you go back to your seat when you are in the toilet just before landing. But, what if you really had to go and don't come out even after persistent knocking. ...
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Shoe protector aerosol spray [duplicate]

Can I carry a shoe protector spray in my checked luggage to USA. It says extremely flammable aerosol. Pressurised container. may burst if heated. 200ml
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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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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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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 ...