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Old 04-18-2019, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Isn't this the headquarters of Scientology? the pretend religion?

Think it is Clearwater area that is bought up by Scientology to spite the locals that
didn't appreciate the pretend religion enough.
Be careful ... they'll hunt you down.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Jeez, you're right. And Scientology is even sketchier than prostitutes, drugs or abandoned buildings.
We were all through there in March. I don't like them, but they weren't noticeable.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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We were all through there in March. I don't like them, but they weren't noticeable.
I'd rather be in a place that's got graffiti on every square inch of public space than be around a bunch of Scientologists......lol
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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I'd rather be in a place that's got graffiti on every square inch of public space than be around a bunch of Scientologists......lol
Have you seen Leah Reminis show? That is some scary stuff.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:13 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I would never recommend a Caribbean cruise if someone wants to avoid "sketchiness," especially if the cruise is on a mainstream cruise line to a typical Caribbean port.

Perhaps if you choose an upscale cruise line and sail to premium ports, but otherwise, no, you are likely to encounter a lot of people (including children) who want handouts and you may even find yourself in the middle of some serious strife.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I would never recommend a Caribbean cruise if someone wants to avoid "sketchiness," especially if the cruise is on a mainstream cruise line to a typical Caribbean port.

Perhaps if you choose an upscale cruise line and sail to premium ports, but otherwise, no, you are likely to encounter a lot of people (including children) who want handouts and you may even find yourself in the middle of some serious strife.
That's probably true. My boss spent 3 days in Bermuda on a cruise; said they didn't see any real sketchiness while on shore. But I don't know how far they ventured.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You're going to all the popular areas...don't want sketchy then try rural areas. Boring...but not alot to be sketchy either;
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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You're going to all the popular areas...don't want sketchy then try rural areas. Boring...but not alot to be sketchy either;
There's some truth in that.
I guess once a place grows to over 20,00-30,000 population, it's bound to start having some really sketchy areas. (The funny thing about that is that everyone warned us not to go to Daytona Beach because of how sketchy it is, but we really didn't find it all that bad).

Some of the popular areas are small towns with TONS of tourists (Sedona, Bar Harbor, St. Augustine) and they have been able to keep the sketchiness out.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Some of the popular areas are small towns with TONS of tourists (Sedona, Bar Harbor, St. Augustine) and they have been able to keep the sketchiness out.
Most likely more $$ for police presence...
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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There's some truth in that.
I guess once a place grows to over 20,00-30,000 population, it's bound to start having some really sketchy areas. (The funny thing about that is that everyone warned us not to go to Daytona Beach because of how sketchy it is, but we really didn't find it all that bad).

Some of the popular areas are small towns with TONS of tourists (Sedona, Bar Harbor, St. Augustine) and they have been able to keep the sketchiness out.
OP, are you using "sketchiness" as a euphemism for Black or Latino people?

As a tourist anywhere in the world, you would be visiting the "safe" areas of any town. So, trying to find a town having "little" sketchiness doesn't make any sense at all.
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