> Well... then you would not be comfortable in most of the
> Third World, including all of South America... which has
> extremes of poverty and wealth, side by side... but a
> remarkable culture to be enjoyed and, as in all the world,
> great people to meet and enjoy learning about. You miss a lot
> of life living in a walled off conclave...
Mexico has similar poverty but I didn't feel as unsafe as in Columbia. Besides, they should have cancelled this port long ago as the State Department issued a warning about them in April, 2001 at: http://travel.state.gov/colombia.html