Today I was reminded that no matter where you are in this world there is a possibility of danger. I have a part-time job waiting tables at a brewpub in Portland, OR and had just stepped outside to take some orders when a block up gunshots went off – it was a drive by shooting one block away. No one was hurt thankfully but it was a shocking reminder that in America, in a relatively nice neighborhood, there is a danger of random crime and violence. It’s not a very good feeling either. I immediately thought of all the concerned emails I have received about the safety of Belize and I thought to myself that unless there are legitimate warnings against visiting a place you shouldn’t use the possibility of crime occurring as an excuse not to see a gorgeous country such as Belize.
Be appropriately cautious but don’t let that fear hinder your potentially incredible experiences.