posted on May, 20 2009 @ 03:43 PM
Its so sad to see everyone slamming PR for its problems and crime. Well I don't live there, but I have vacationed there about 10 times over the last
5 years. I think PR is beautiful, and the people are friendly, and I really don't feel that I am at risk there more than anywhere else.
I travel a lot of places in the world - all over, and I find things basically the same most places. In every culture (except one - see below) there
are places I would not walk alone in after dark, and some not even in daylight. There are people I would not associate with, and there are activities
I would avoid. In short, I don't find much difference between most places and the US, as it exists today. Whether in the Europe, Latin America, USA,
Australia, or Asis, the basic reasoning is the same. If it looks a little scary, avoid it! Isn't that common sense? I really don't see where PR
deserves special attention as Crime Inc.
Now having said all this, there is one set of countries I actually felt fairly safe from crime - the Persian Gulf states: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain,
Kuwait, Qatar, and Dubai. I guess that's the benefit of living in a theocratic dictatorship, eh? Just the same, I can not possibly imagine any of us
wanting to trade the risks we live with for that reality.
Yes there are many places I haven't been, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant to this thread, is that as far as safety goes, PR is probably no
worse than the most. No? Okay, dear friends, then let me challange you to walk a mile in large parts of Detroit, or LA, or New Orleans, or Miami, or
NYC, or DC., etc, etc, etc.