Protect Yourself: Personal Safety
Although the vast majority of interactions and transactions facilitated by the internet are safe and uneventful, you should always exercise caution and common sense to avoid becoming a victim of violent crime.
Here are some additional safety tips when meeting a stranger for the first time:
- Let your friends and family know your plans.
- Tell somebody in your hotel os hostel your plans and, if it is possible, bring someone with you.
- Meet during the day in a public place with other people around.
- Have a cell phone and be ready to call for help if needed.