Here's some more advice: Don't be a jerk, try to blend in, don't take photos obnoxiously of every local you see, and contact your embassy immediately if you are arrested.
The harrowing experience of an Arizona mother ending up in a Mexican border jail has prompted travel experts to renew some do’s and don’t’s for traveling.
The U.S. State Department publishes travel advisories online. So does the U.K. version of that agency, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
In fact, travel expert Pauline Frommer likes the U.K. government’s travel advisories better because they are time-stamped and more detailed, such as giving the number of pickpockets over what period of time in a country.
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