A lovely share thanx. Ive been in south america for four years and have had my share too. Its so true though “ tranquilo” is key going to out of the way places. Sounds like a well earned growth experience. Please don’t let this stop you from travel in latin america. There are alwayse surprises, mostly good ones or humorous ones though it doesnt seem so at the time. In mexico last year a friend was robbed on a bus and he was the sole passenger. Ita alwayse scary at times with serious travel but keep on keeping on.