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View Poll Results: Which country would you feel safer as a tourist in general
Brazil 4 20.00%
Vietnam 16 80.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-29-2018, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Brazil or Vietnam

I am wondering what the reasons for the discrepancy
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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There are 200 countries, and I get a choice of a random two, based on one single criteria.

For the specifics, I have never been in a country in which I do not feel as safe as I do at home. I feel as safe in Somalia as I do in Switzerland. When Im traveling, I have other things on my mind, than looking under beds.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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I have a cousin who lives in Brazil..... He says its not a bad area...

I guess they are pretty nice.. (As nice as anywhere I guess)
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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There are 200 countries, and I get a choice of a random two, based on one single criteria.

For the specifics, I have never been in a country in which I do not feel as safe as I do at home. I feel as safe in Somalia as I do in Switzerland. When Im traveling, I have other things on my mind, than looking under beds.
You still did not answer the question....
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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for me great or interesting place sights to tourist is Brazil when compared to Vietnam
safer in as a tourist is Vietnam (although some less secure to a tourist ) than Brazil
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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I've not been to Brazil so I can't really compare the two of them. Never ran into any problems in Vietnam. The most annoying thing was the traffic and the waves of motorcycles cutting through lanes, which is on par with what I've seen in other South East Asian countries (perhaps worse)
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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You still did not answer the question....
Yes I did. It's a tie. Brazil and Vietnam, in terms of safety risk: Nil-nil.

I don't mean to be a threadpooper, but those two countries (and a hundred others) are perfectly ordinary in terms of the safety of travelers. Give us some context, to tell us why you chose those two countries, and no others, for a poll. The number of posters here who have been to both is tiny. Most have nothing to go on except random smatterings of anecdotal facebook newsfeeds. Even those of us who have traveled in both countries are very unlikely to have any experiences that would guide us in making our poll choice.

What kinds of reasons were you expecting for the discrepancy? Is your purpose posting this to fan the flames of the shrill global psychotic fear of tourists become a homicide statistic if they venture beyond a gated resort?

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Old 01-30-2018, 01:05 AM
 
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Yes I did. It's a tie. Brazil and Vietnam, in terms of safety risk: Nil-nil.

I don't mean to be a threadpooper, but those two countries (and a hundred others) are perfectly ordinary in terms of the safety of travelers. Give us some context, to tell us why you chose those two countries, and no others, for a poll. The number of posters here who have been to both is tiny. Most have nothing to go on except random smatterings of anecdotal facebook newsfeeds. Even those of us who have traveled in both countries are very unlikely to have any experiences that would guide us in making our poll choice.

What kinds of reasons were you expecting for the discrepancy? Is your purpose posting this to fan the flames of the shrill global psychotic fear of tourists become a homicide statistic if they venture beyond a gated resort?
I don't see any link between the two countries, other then the fact that they both have extensive jungles covering large areas.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:24 AM
 
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Brazil imo is a very violent country overall, some of it surely translates over to tourists too.

SEA region as a whole I don't consider particular violent, their cultures could be described as wimpish compared to some other parts of the world, so Vietnam it is.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Kuwait
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When I worked in South America, my coworkers strongly advised me not to go to Brazil for a holiday....I didn't and I doubt I ever will go to Brazil. I've been all over southeast Asia but haven't made it to Vietnam....no country in southeast Asia has violent crime like Brazil.
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