1. Trust people; trust officers. This, and 6 more tips on surviving police checks on the road.
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.
How do you determine the safety of a region? Do you rely on newspapers, local people, other travelers? And when is a border crossing safe, doable, or risky?
We crossed the little-used border crossing of San Miguel between Ecuador and Colombia, and drove across Putumayo to Mocoa.
“Are you going to São Paulo? But that’s a dangerous city! Don’t go there!” many foreigners and Brazilians exclaim. Is it?
After years of peaceful travel we encountered the other side of coin: we were robbed.