The Safety Net
Welcome to the Safety Net, a new concept in travel safety designed to give travellers safety tips and advice from 'the road'. It is dependant on sensible feedback from travellers committed to helping others. We hope that it will compliment other sources of information such as that provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), guidebooks and gap year providers. We really want travellers to feed in tips and advice as a result of their ongoing travels or reflections on recent experiences.
We are keen that there is a safety or practical theme to advice and not just tips on good beaches or places to drink! The sort of practical feedback might be an article highlighting the need to avoid a certain types of taxi, for example, the white and green Beetle VW style ones in Mexico City or watch out for certain scams in India. On a positive note, if you have had a great experience on a safe and reliable bus in Peru, please do log the information on to the Safety Net so others can benefit. To give some ideas of the sort of contributions which might be helpful:
Areas prone to crime.
Safe hostels/guest houses where you felt very happy to use their safes/store kit.
Taxi/buses to avoid or alternatively ones you would recommend.
How to do it. Simply register on the site (navigation bar at top of this page), you will be asked to enter your details and select a password. Once you have received a confirmation email (process designed to minimise spamming) you can log on to the site.
Select your continent and scroll down to bottom of the page where you will find a posting form. You can also upload a picture if you'd like too.
Please spread the word, contributors don't have to have been on our course.
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