Originally Posted by Waterrat10
Alan Smith post seems simple and logical. In regards to Canadians being so excepted around the world. Surely only anecdotal evidence but traveling all through Central America I was repeatably told the Canadians were rude and demanding travelers. That is not my experience with Canadians and I was surprised to hear that over and over again.
There are only a handful of places I would be concerned for my safety while traveling but Venezuela with current
political situation is high on that list. Especially so if I showed up on a 100K sailboat. I would go without the boat if I did not have a US passport. Cuba
would be wonderful. All of Central America is excellent. Guatemala
is exceptionally magnificent.
My wife and I have extensively backpacked thru (many times...)Central America, everywhere but El Salvador(dangerous even decades ago...), bought our present boat in Panama
years ago, our youngest daughter is named after Tela, Hond. where she was conceived :-) . We backed packed thru Cuba last winter (2015) while boat was securely left at Puerto de Vita.. absolutely a wonderful no threat/danger experience and we can't wait to go back to do more.
The point of all this is we want to cruise
places like Honduras
but in reading blogs ,reports, state department/govt warnings etc and other sources on the web the current crime, potential piracy, of coastal sailing there makes this a deal breaker. As I said earlier above, to dangle yourself out there, alone maybe much of the time, but hopefully with other cruisers (still no guarantee of safety) is not worth the risk.
You are displaying yourself as an absolute rich target that has valuables,money, food
etc on board.
Poor, desperate people ,fishermen, lowlife criminals, corrupt officials etc etc who have absolutely nothing to lose know this!
We will cruise
there- CA , but will have to carefully, strategically bypass these areas with great regret.