North America Warnings and Dangers
My family looking for sealife in Rocky...
My family looking for sealife in Rocky...
KATHY, CHRIS AND FEDERAL POLICEMAN
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIAN
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Subway Tips New York City
I lived here for the past 13 years. Subway is the best way to get around the city in a rush hour and going for longer distance. I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS. Don't be a stupid tourist. Also can you all...
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Places to Avoid Las Vegas
I honestly don't think the Las Vegas strip or Freemont street area is any more dangerous than any other tourist area/city. Any tourist who is not vigilant and does not take care to avoid dark alleys...
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Areas to Avoid San Francisco
Ive lived in San Francisco for 5 years now and it is mostly safe. Tenderlon is definitely dangerous ( a friend got punch there) if you don't feel safe in a muni, you can sit closer to the driver, (...
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Bad Neighborhoods New Orleans
Short and sweet: New Orleans is so awesome that it's worth the risks. And, let me say that I've wandered solo, dead drunk, super late, with NO problems. Yes, I got lucky. But that's important to know...
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Crime Related Orlando
A robbery happens in Florida every 3 minutes. To protect your future, invest in a Del-Air security system. Previous Del-Air customers are eligible for 3 months free and insured homeowners will get a...
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Unsafe Areas Los Angeles
I come from a small town in New Hampshire and moved to East LA for grad school. Honestly...I never really researched the area before moving there but after I got there, so many people that I met were...
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Parking & Driving Boston
People on foot in Boston are some of the friendliest around. When you find yourself down some weird side street, ask directions. But when they get behind the wheel they are A**holes honking! We took...
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Party Hearty Key West
fellow seniors, be careful in jimmy buffet Margaretville, because if you are too noisy they will ask you to leave. that what happen to me. let me tell you the whole story. you can agree or not, this...
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Safety or not Montreal
Seriously, this city is a very safe one. I'm a young woman and I live here, and I've always felt completely comfortable. One exception was when I was walking home with a drunk friend and was...
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Dont Drink Water Cancún
I've been to Cancun 30-40 times and I don't believe I've ever gotten sick from bad water in the hotel zone, but there are a few things some of you need to know:
1. Chichen Itza is NOT in the Cancun...
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Downtown Eastside Vancouver
It's good to go to these places to experience what they're like. You can't close your eyes to the east side of Vancouver because it would leave you ignorant and inexperienced in your knowledge about...
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Beware of... San Diego
East Village (Petco Park etc.) is fine, just try to stay out of there after dark. Same with the gaslamp quarter. Do NOT go north of the 5 freeway up to the 8 except for Hillcrest, Mission Valley etc....
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I returned from Hawaii yesterday. The day before we were due to fly home we stopped at Shark Cove on the north shore. We were in a rental car and parked in FoodWay directly across from the beach. We...
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North Philadelphia Philadelphia
Let me tell you first hand North Philly is infested with trash. My husband and I transplanted here 2 years ago from Nyc and it was the worst mistake we have ever made. My husband and I are Puerto...
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General Warning Info Mexico City
Just do not go to Mexico City at all, or Mexico, if you can help it. Before you think I am being judgmental, you should know that I am Hispanic, My family IS from Mexico, and I lived in Mexico City...
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Weather and winter gear Quebec
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ANOTHER PART OF THE WORLD AND ARE PLANNING TO VISIT QUEBEC IN THE WINTER..BRING A REALLY WARM HAT. AS I DISCOVERED THE FIRST YEAR I CAME TO QUEBEC..YOU REALLY NEED A HAT. ESP...
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Safety in Ottawa Ottawa
Ottawa is generally a fairly safe city; the federal presence within the capital makes the city heavily policed and patroled. However, it's always best to be on the look out--just in case. The areas...
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Bad neighborhoods Miami Beach
Like some of the other locals who have commented, when I first saw this thread I was shocked at some of the negativity, until I looked at the dates on such posts. I have heard stories that this city...
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Not So Safe Areas Atlanta
The most important safety advice I can give about Atlanta is to watch out for the bad drivers, and to not get lured into a false sense of security by the way a neighborhood appears, because there are...
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Personal Safety Niagara Falls
i live in niagara falls but actually in a good neighborhood. 1/5 nieghboorhoods are good in the falls. but i know all about highland and hyde park and downtown and lasalle its not as bad during the...
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Miami has a very easy to understand road system. Once you get the hang of it, it should be easy to find your way around.
Streets go east west.
Avenues go north south.
There are four sectors -...
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Health/Safety Puerto Vallarta
Make sure that when you bring children, they are always with an adult. The swimming pools at the hotels here don't have life guards on them!
Also, the beaches have strong currents and not actually...
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Areas to Avoid / Crime Houston
I am a missionary from London UK and on a Saturday evening my friend
invited me to go jogging as I did not know the area I thought it was ok but we ended up on
a park at Desoto st called Highland Park...
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Road Trip USA with babies in tow: Rotavirus
We have twins and we have been travelling with them since they were six weeks old (when we took them on a 2000 mile road trip through 4 states). The USA is very child-friendly because the freeways have rest areas and stops everywhere, with all the essentials easily bought. The only problem with kids less than one year is if they catch a nasty gastrointestinal virus (like my daughter did when we brought them to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras before Katrina). My daughter got the nasty Rotavirus, but my son did not. I don't think she got it from the plane ride - she most likely got it from our friend's kid whom we later learned had rotavirus about 2 weeks before (we drove to Texas from New Orleans). She had frequent watery diarrhea, so we brought her immediately to the hospital where IV hydration was started (I poked my daughter myself with the needle to get the IV since I am a physician...
America the beautiful
My mind was blown in America. The television make it sound liberal and so depressed. When I put my foot down in America I have never felt more free. Even the tough people were kind to me. They are not arrogant like some say here. People are wrong. They are passionate and care. I guess no matter where you go there will be good and bad depending on what is in a man or womans heart. Dont waste time going to South America or Dubai. They are lame. Good thing about America is every hundred miles or so... it is like being in different country... but not.. Does that make sense? Their food is the best. There is so much good food everywhere. Never far from a bank or market center. Clothes are the best and they are cheap. For a young country there is much old fashioned culture to express. The only danger I found was too much Taco Bell. That food is so good but wow does it leave a mark. IMPORTANT:...
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Traffic on Pacific Coast Highway
Firstly the RV's. In the summer there are loads of these on the road, mostly driven well but some will have a half blind octogenarian at the wheel. Say no more.Second are the logging Trucks they are very big and can be a bit of a surprise.Raccoons can get into anything if they think theres food to be had.Campsites near big cities and towns attract vagrants so it may be worth the extra dollars for a full cost campsite, to avoid waking up with a crackhead trying to smoke your socks!
If you're traveling in southeastern North America between June and November, you have a good chance of running into a hurricane. Hurricanes form in the Atlantic near Africa and move northwestward, usually running into many of the islands of the Carribean and eventually hitting North America. A few commonly hurricane-plagued areas include Cancun, in Mexico, New Orleans, in Louisiana, the state of Florida, and North Carolina's Outer Banks. Hurricanes and tropical storms are named alphabetically and then convert to the letters of the Greek alphabet after running out of names. 2005 was a record hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with over 27 named storms.Hurricanes and tropical storms are immensely dangerous and should not be taken lightly. The storms, which are often hundreds of miles wide, bring strong winds (sometimes up to 165 mph) and heavy rains, which will often cause flooding...
Traveling in North America during mid-winter? Then one of the biggest dangers to watch out for during that time is snow (unless, of course, you happen to be skiing). The most snow on the continent falls on places like the Cascades, Alaska, and the Rockies, but some cities in the country will also get large amounts of snow annually, including: Toronto, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, and Buffalo. Any mountainous area in the country is suspectible to snow. While the snow may be good news for many ski slopes, it's bad new for drivers, since snow can turn roads slick and dangerous.
Anyway my comments on baby clothes in this country. They have a stupid size system and I think most people dont understand it. I certainly have made the mistake, so have my parents, even one of my american friends. OK you are asking what is it. For example if it says 3 months it means upto 3 months not 3 to 6 months like you would think! i think this is part the reason why everyone thinks american kids clothes are small, because they are really one size smaller than what you think. If you look at the weight range. i bought loads of baby grows in the sales (which by the way they call them stretchies or sleepers) thinking they were for 6-9 months as they were labelled 6 months in reality they are 3 to 6 months so my baby has lots of baby grows for the next few months while it is still hot/warm!!!! My friend did the same so she has about 6 really thick ones as well as some thinner ones.This...
The Mojave (pronounced moe-hah-vee) desert/Anterlope VAlley area has a very special rattlesnake. The Mojave Green is the only snake in the workd that has both nuero- and hemo- toxins, meaning they act on both your nervous system, and your blood.There are many varieties of snakes here, but only a few that are dangerous. We also have Diamondback rattlesnakes here.Among the non-poisonous types, there are King snakes, Red Racers, Gopher snakes (which eat the Mojave Greens), and a few others.As with most wild animals, if given a chance to get away, they will slide off, and leave you alone. Watch where you put your hands and feet when climbing or hiking, and if you should spot a snake and don't know if it is poisonous or not, just back off, and leave it alone.
There are many cities where...
There are many cities where the water is iffy . New Orleans is the biggest example . Pretend you're in Mexico . The city water is bowel-shakingly foul . You can also get shot there really easily . Perhaps that is why Detroiters like N.O. so much . It reminds us of home . In general , ' southern food ' is greasy , fried , and vegetable free . While this is not inherently dangerous , it does take a toll after a few days . On your ass . Nuff said . Detroit has NO public transportation . Rent a car and pray . Most of the big cities , i.e. New York , San Francisco , have unscrupulous cabbies who will steal your money at every turn . They are shameless . Sadly , there is not much you can do . That is why drive our own cars in Detroit .
this will not come as a shock...
this will not come as a shock to most Americans..travel medical insurance - GET IT. Its that simple.If you are from a British Commonwealth country, the system in USA is not the same folks. You DONT want to be treated at County General if you can avoid it ok?I was lucky - I wasnt sick/injured. Insurance is vital though because it directly impacts on the level of care you receive.Visiting a GP is expensive, unlike home where I pay nothing for the privilege.Be prepared to tip just about everyone you come across.Public transport in LA is mediocre at best.Take a translator in some areas of the Southern US states ( serious ).If you are an English tourist in Quebec tell them youre either an Australian or a New Zealander - they WILL treat you better.
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