Downtown at night, Cartagena
Watch you butt late at night in the very back of Old Town because there are some shady people back there who prey on tourists. Dont follow anybody who wants to guide you, stay away from the places advertising "chicas". Dont go down dark alleys or people might try to jump you.
SECURITY IN CARTAGENA
Everybody knows, that unfortunately Colombia has problems with guerrillas and cocaine cartels, but tourists have to know that Colombia has lovely beaches and cities and nice people too. You just come to Cartagena, it's one of the best places in the world. If you come here, you'll be happy, you'll be relaxed because you are in paradise. Here as everywhere in the world there are dangerous places, so it's necesary that you take care. Some precautions you should consider are: - If you take a taxi, don't take it at the street bacause it may be that the driver will tray to rob you with ?El paseo millonario?. This is when you get into a taxi and after a few minutes and other man gets into the taxi and tells you that you have to give him your Debito cards and money, when they have taken your things they leave you in a remote place. But, don?t worry, this doesn?t to need live you, if you call phone to the taxis?company, the driver will get arrive to your hotel and he?ll take you where you want. ? Don`t walk alone in the night in dark strees bacause you could have a bad experience, it would be better if you walk with your partner or a close friend then, the nigth will be a lot of safer. ? Don?t wear expensive items of clothing or carry priced cameras or handbags because, this will increase your chance of being robbed. You should leave yours expensive items in a safe place in the hotel. Well, world wide there are dangerous, you just have to enjoy your holiday in our beatiful city, taste our delicious foods, refreshing a beer, and for your relax, drink a exquisit cup of coffee.
Everybody needs to make money. The most annoying thing about Cartagena is the vendors at the beach in Boca Grande. They are mostly harmless, but like flies. The message women offer to message your legs and arms with some water(sea water) and claim its medicinal value. They are persistent, just ignore them. You ignore all the vendors and they will leave.