Where can I travel to avoid confrontations?

I hate confronting beggars, scammers, poor people asking for money, people looking to fight, people asking me to sign petitions (which I suspect is a scam), people that place bracelets on your wrist then demand you to pay, etc.

Where's the best place to avoid these types of people.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Middle america, canada, norway

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Middle America has tons of deugged out zombies, even in small towns. No way they won't try something.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They won't. They might commit property crime but usually won't touch you (we have a pill that prevents it) and are usually too conked out to come up with an elaborate swindle.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >go to small suburb in Ohio
        >look for “drugged out zombies”
        >all I see are suburban houses with nice lawns and people who wave at each other in the morning
        Weird

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          They won't. They might commit property crime but usually won't touch you (we have a pill that prevents it) and are usually too conked out to come up with an elaborate swindle.

          ok

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pavement apes naturally congregate in specific cities which you can easily avoid, I'm not even a burger and I know this.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        not to any significant extent.

        there are more drugged out zombies on kensington Avenue in Philadelphia than in three middle American states.

        go to national parks- all cities of any size are going to have some druggies- there is no way around it.

        southern cities however have a much lower titer of them in general.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Norway
      >No "confronting beggars, scammers, poor people asking for money"
      Nope, Norway has all of those (immigrants). Sure you can avoid them by going to smaller towns but that goes for all/most European countries.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was in Oslo for 3 weeks and the only beggars were gypsies sitting outside a few stores with a cup in front of them and staring at the ground. Do you feel confronted by that?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Canada- except Vancouver- what a junkie shithole...

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Yukon Territory
    >interior Alaska
    >Northern Nevada
    >Jarvis Island
    >Johnston Atoll
    >Greenland
    >Svalbard
    >Rural Yakutia
    >Southern Mongolia
    >Namibia
    >West Central Egypt
    >Arabian Empty Quarter
    >South Georgia Island
    >Northwest Australia
    >Northern Paraguay
    >Western Brazil and Eastern Peru
    >Northern Chile
    >the Panama-Colombia border
    >Southern Guyana
    >Western Tibet
    >Rural Turkmenistan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In half of these places the few people you'll meet will definitely ask for money and gifts.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Baltics, people won't bother you unless you initiate contact with them

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dont have to avoid these places, just gotta have the right attitude. A lot of the below will sound like I'm paranoid, but its such a passive observation to me now that it's just second nature, sometimes I even treat it as a game. watch a bunch of scam videos and you'll see some common tactics they use.

    a few things to remember:
    - You owe these people NOTHING. who gives a fuck if you insult someone by not engaging. you'll never see them again and they'll forget about you in two seconds.
    - Dont let anyone stop you while you're walking, look like you need somewhere to be and give anyone that's just standing around crowdwatching a wide berth. if they come at you or step in your way, a sidestep and a firm 'no thankyou' should be enough. if they start following you, pay attention to your surroundings and keep moving til they give up.
    - If you for some reason get cornered (especially at an ATM or while you're sitting, taking a break), be aware of your surroundings, especially what's behind you. dont be afraid to tell someone to back up.
    - never let anyone get close into your personal space. seriously, no matter how friendly some random is, act like you're afraid of catching moneypox/covid/aids or however else you can justify it to yourself. keep that 'social distance' space up.
    If some random dude grabs your wrist to give you one of those stupid bracelet things or tries to lead you somewhere, shove them the fuck off like they're stealing your wedding ring.

    now keep in mind none of this needs to be active paranoia and ruin your holiday. i do this passively now after years of having to walk through a busy square during my lunch break that always has charity muggers

    If things are a bit too fucked, might be better bailing and coming back at a different time of day
    some of Karl Rock's vids are pretty comprehensive for the really pushy touts, but he kinda baits them and sometimes lets himself get cornered. just ignore and/or keep moving

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >look like you need somewhere to be
      Just knowing where to go or at least acting like you do will keep you out from a lot of trouble.
      Sometimes it's better to confidently walk in the wrong direction to look up directions in a calm place than to look around too much.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Walking with purpose and looking pissed always helped me when traveling through Europe. Only on occasion did I have to sidestep some touts.

        But yes - the general consensus is fuck these people who you'll never going to see again.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good guide, these people know you aren't a local and target tourists, but if they see you are a regular traveller who knows how to deal with them they'll leave you alone quite quickly.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Great suggestions, it's also a good idea to randomly yell "PICK POCKET! PICK POCKET!" while in a crowd. It'll scare off anyone looking to rob you.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >See autist traveling alone
        >walking through crowd of people in the main square
        >suddenly hear him yell "PICK POCKET! PICK POCKET!"
        >everyone skatters and looks at autist
        >Police come and arrest him on suHispanicious behavior
        kek, please make this happen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're not wrong but your conclusion that this isn't a waste of energy or it being no reason to avoid a place is wrong. Being approached by multiple brazen Venezuelan men on a crowded street in Bogotá because you're the only blond in the entire city is not pleasant. And no, you're not gonna fight off multiple men with knifes bud

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        not with that atitude you won't

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate it too and Da Nang Vietnam is perfect. seriously nobody tries to sell you anything and the service everywhere is good. only problem is some of the places pressure you to leave a 5 star review... giving discounts

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every day is a struggle, have to wake up at 11AM or earlier wtf to fight off the maids or hotel staff asking me to check out when I need to extend one more night. It's 2:30pm now and I might even continue my nap but some fucking old man with a cleaning cart knocked and gave me toilet paper. Holy FUCK! I'm NAKED!

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >people asking me to sign petitions (which I suspect is a scam)
    you suspect? you really think those gypsies aren't scamming people?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    this
    one of the biggest joys of traveling is saying no to poor people

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    avoid tourist areas of a historical city
    avoid drunk people
    now you can travel to most of europe

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your local Catholic Church.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japan.
    The homeless and mentally ill are kept out of sight. Consequently there are no beggars. Outside of Akiba and red-light districts people won't try to hustle you, especially if you look foreign. Service is generally professional and no-nonsense. Bonus point is not having to tip.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Where can I travel to avoid confrontations?
    W..ww..w-where can I travel and be a pussy gay?
    Nowhere. Stay home. Ah you're probably going to get your ass kicked there too.

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