Be aware of security and take sensible precautions.
10 Tips for a Safer Trip...

  1. Leave your jewelery and valuables at home if you can.
  2. Only carry as much money as you need for the day.
  3. Leave the rest, and at least one credit card, in the hotel safe if one is available.
  4. Keep copies of your passport, insurance details and other important travel documents separate from the originals. It is useful to always have some form of identity on you, such as a driving licence or a photocopy of your passport.
  5. Stay aware of what is going on around you and keep away from situations where you do not feel comfortable.
  6. Find out from your guidebook or tour guide about any local scams.
  7. Keep up to date with local and regional events in the media.
  8. Don’t take risks on holidays that you wouldn’t take at home.
  9. If a situation looks dangerous, it probably is.
  10. Keep a note of the local U.S. Embassy phone number, If you get into trouble, contact the nearest U.S. embassy.