Jesse Perez

Jesse Perez

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Australia Sydney, Australia

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February 2011

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  • +2 rating

    Is the Intercity Bus System in USA safe?

    You don't have to look far to find horror stories from the USA about the Intercity/State Bus System. Generally described as "Hellish", "Nightmarish" and other adjectives that cannot be printed in the interests of good taste, your common Intercity/State Bus ride is considered to be the lowest rung on the transport ladder, so your experience is not going to be extraordinarily pleasant. Is it safe? Well, it's safe-ish. It's luck of the draw really. A lot of ex-convicts use the system to return home - and while we should give those who have served their debt to society the benefit of the doubt...well...you get the picture. The actual trip however, isn't the really dangerous part. What is more hair-raising is your experience at the depots, they can be quite tense and aggressive environment - think the antics on Jerry Springer and you are getting close... Interstate transport by plane isn't that expensive. My advice is to splash out if you have the cash - it will be worth the piece of mind. over 6 years ago

  • +1 rating

    Megabus: Philadelphia. Help?

    Hi Katie, I wouldn't worry yourself too much! The Megabus Stop in Philadelphia is situated at the 30th St Station. As you can see in this Google Map, there are many car parks located around there. http://maps.google.com.au/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=30th+st+philadelphia&fb=1&gl=au&hq=30th+st&hnear=0x89c6b7d8d4b54beb:0x89f514d88c3e58c1,Philadelphia,+PA,+USA&cid=0,0,9103428917065343849&ei=hifkTeH5JISougPqkpWWBw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CB0QnwIwAA Your best bet is 5 Star Parking - 3051 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia. It will cost you $17 for an overnight stay, and is a short walk from your bus stop. All the best and happy (not anxious) travels! Jesse - TID Places over 6 years ago

  • +1 rating

    How dangerous is the crime in Peru?

    Hi David, Fortunately, Peru does not have the "scary" reputation like some of its South American sisters, e.g Columbia, Brazil or Bolivia, which are known for their kidnappings, drug crime and human trafficking. This is largely due to the Peruvian government's fierce protection of it's tourism industry - which has meant a great deal more police are put "on the beat", especially in visible and popular areas. Peru is generally regarded as a safe country, relatively speaking. The biggest problem you will have to worry about in regard to Peruvian crime is petty theft - pickpockets, scamsters and people trying to distract you to get at your wallet. For this, the best advice is to observe standard travel procedures when it comes to money safety - keep your personal effects close to you, don't flash your money around, and if possible, keep your money and identifications in a money belt that you keep under your clothing. As far as transport is concerned, Peru is fairly safe. Just make sure you use registered taxis that are available in brightly lit, populated areas. Try to avoid taxis situated in dim back streets. It's the same principle as in any city - take a little bit more caution at night, keep alert and have your wits about you, and you should be fairly safe. over 6 years ago