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"City Feels Very Unsafe" Ciudad del Este Warnings Or Dangers Tip by glabah

Ciudad del Este Warnings and Dangers: 9 reviews and 4 photos

The time that I visited here from Foz do Iguaçu, in Brasil, I felt extremely unsafe. The street merchants had interesting stuff to sell, and were positioned all up and down the sidewalk with booths that completely covered the sidewalk - so that you could not avoid walking through their booths if you wanted to get anywhere. The marketing was very aggressive, and everywhere it seemed it was necessary to watch every move in the event someone would have their hand in your pocket in a moment.

Inside some of the shopping buildings it seemed a bit safer, though only somewhat. We managed to find a bunch of cheap Paraguay made pirated tools and auto parts in one of the stores, but the stores themselves didi not seem to have much interesting in them.

The street merchants seemed to have more interesting things, but under conditions that made it difficult to buy anything safely.

I decided it was better to stay on the Brazilian side of the border and get what I wanted there. Despite the reputation of Foz do Iguaçu in some circles of having a crime problem, it was nothing compared to what I saw in Ciudad del Este.

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  • Written Oct 12, 2011
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