As a last general tip - the key here is to not fight back. If some of these people try to take something from you - don’t try to stop them, since it can get much worse. Some of them will hurt you if you try to do anything, and it’s not worth risking your well-being for any material items. Everything is replaceable but your life is not, so if it comes to that, try your best to keep yourself safe and don’t fight back. If you follow these steps, it is much less likely for anything to happen to you. If you’re not an easy target, most of the bad people will just step back. These tips can be used anywhere in the world, since thieves can be found in any country, but I just wanted to talk more about them in the context of South America, since this is where I came up with them.
With all that said, South America is an amazing continent with a lot of things to see and experience. Don’t let fear stop you from enjoying the moment and creating beautiful memories. If you keep yourself safe, harm is much less likely to come your way!
If you have anything to add, please let me know in the comments. If you would like to watch the video I’ve made on the topic, click here. Or watch it below.