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I will be travelling to Cusco at the end of April for a month, but a travel warning has been issued by the Canadian government advising against non essential travel to several regions near Cusco. Should I reconsider my trip? I am an 18 year old, female Caucasian and I will be travelling with two other females.

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    Been there 3 times with no problems. Did meet a young Spanish woman who had her purse stolen in a bar when she left it on her chair while she danced. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by xinloi via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Get the specifics on the warnings. Cusco is awesome, just take the usual precautions you would anywhere. Take the tours out of Cusco, they are wonderful and should be safe. Don't go out at night until you talk to the locals, like people at the hostel, etc. get their opinion on things. We loved it there and had no problems . almost 5 years ago

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    I've just checked the Canadian travel advice, and although they do warn about travel to some parts of the province of Cusco (because remnants of The Shining Path are known to operate in the region) Cusco and Machu Picchu are exempted. That advice has been around for some time, so nothing new.
    Cusco itself has high levels of petty crime (where doesn't?). locacarol's advice is spot on.
    Have a read of this too, hope it helps.
    http://safety.worldnomads.com/Ecuador/66739/Petty-Crime-in-Ecuador
    Phil from the safety hub. almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Cusco is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the world. Don't put yourself in awkward situations, for example, walking down a street away from your tourist areas late at night unaccompanied and you'll have no problems. It's a great place. Enjoy! almost 5 years ago

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    Same as any city in the world...i didnt feel safe after dark but was nice during the day with frienly ppl...take altitude sickness tablets and headache tablets cause u will suffer for sure!!! almost 5 years ago

    Answered by Mathew F via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Yes. You should stay in nearby areas and nothing will happen over 4 years ago

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