to blend in with the locals as much as possible
yourself with your surroundings before setting out, and
carry yourself with confidence
you get lost and need to check your map, go into a shop
as opposed to checking your whereabouts in the street
admit to people that you are travelling alone and if possible
let a relative know your holiday itinerary
going out at night only use well lit streets
valuables at home where possible
important documents, passport etc on your person whenever
as little cash as is necessary and keep a small reserve
hidden elsewhere for emergencies.
are rife on public transport, never let your bags out of
you are in a car and it breaks down, wait for the police.
an attempt to learn local traffic signals
is a crime for the oportunist. Drive with your car doors
locked and don't drive in bad neighbourhoods at night.
you are likely to be travelling alone at night it may be
wise to hire a cell phone if you do not already have one.
you are hit by another car do not get out but pull over
to a well lit side of the street, although rare 'bump and
rob' attacks do still happen.
is an offence to drive without wearing a seatbelt and small
children (under 40lbs) must be seated in a car seat. (most
rental companies will hire car seats)
public beaches only and do not stray onto private land.
Trespassing is an offence and you could be arrested or in
worst case the land owner could shoot at you.