What can I say about San Pedro de Sula.
I was there on a Saturday, street market day.
Much of the southern part of the city area is given to open street trading, which makes for interesting wandering round.
The banks are tied in with Visa/Plus network, making it impossible if you’re using Mastercard.
I had to resort to using the Unibanc forecort machines at Texaco garages.
Was there on my own bar Irish girl who had $350 her wallet and cards stolen from a market in SA somewhere.
“I had just checked my handbag and all the stuff was there, I turned away and then it was gone.
I had been trying to be paranoid, but I guess I had made a mistake and was not paranoid enough.”
There’s a trick to being paranoid, if you’re paranoid you really shouldn’t let other people into your little secret, but rather keep it to yourself.
If you walk around checking your handbag, bag and pockets that you still have your $350 or $500 or whatever – this may be like wearing a big badge saying ROB ME.
Turns out her paranoia gave her away, and she was robbed in a latino market place Iquito, Caracas or somewhere.
Having fun vs Being paranoid
Remeber market places and crowded places are fun but don’t take ALL your money with you when you go.
The Irish girl now has to visit the teller any time she wants to make a withdrawl.