"In Lima, one must be aware of..." Peru Warnings Or Dangers Tip by B_Lacombe

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In Lima, one must be aware of rateros and piranahs which are gangs of kids attacking adults in the streets and grabbing everything they can:wallets, cameras, glasses, well anything they can put their hands on. There are specific area particularly dangerous like downtown. You may inquire about areas to avoid. If travelling with backpacks in buses and crowded places, you may have your backpack opened with a knife and once your stuff is on the floor, everyone just grab whatever they can. You better pick up as much as you can of your own stuff.

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2004
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