posted on Dec, 19 2020 @ 01:35 AM
I have traveled alone many times both for business and pleasure, it wasn’t unusual to find me knocking around in jeep somewhere in the Yucatán.
Confidence and self reliance are your friends. Ask your self, would she be at home in a Detroit subway in late afternoon ? Has she ever been to
Central America? I don’t mean the resorts of Cabo, that’s an illusion, ten clicks out side of town, well then things get real, and it’s
probably safer. The predators hunt the fringes where the money is. Most of the time it’s just some fast talking guy working a con. They take
advantage of the travellers that are a bit out of their element, but there are plenty of dangerous people, and everyone will be after a pale
There is safety in numbers. Traveling alone is a risk anywhere, especially for a woman. It’s Central America, no one will care about her American
rights. The US embassy may as well be on the moon, it will be of little help if she get into trouble. If she is street smart, doesn't flaunt wealth,
and is mentally tough she may be ok. The odds of an incident are high. What if she gets sick? I’m not talking about COVID-bs, but one of many travel
born sickness. Strange foods, impurities in the water, it’s a lot to consider traveling alone. Poor roads, public transportation, or a woman alone
in a taxi can be a problem.
Then there are the dangers you see on the US news, the drug cartels, sexual assault. If she stays away from the night spots and isn’t looking for
the drug seen, that shouldn’t be much of a problem, unless she stumbles into a battle. Except for the cartels and the cops, firearms are very rare
compared to the US. Of course the favourite weapon is the machete.
There is a lot to think about. Many of the places I have been, and traveled with impunity, I wouldn’t go to right now on a bet.