Safety in Aruba and/or any vacation destination.
Safety is certainly a priority.
I want to reiterate to everyone……….PLEASE, wherever you are staying
LOCK UP YOUR STUFF.
LEAVE NO VALUABLES IN VEHICLES.
Many folks take great pleasure in “slamming destinations” just to b e difficult.
Many of us reiterate some real or perceived unsafe conditions in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Jersey Shore, Vegas, Cape Cod, Disney World and other vacation destinations.
Crime happens EVERYWHERE.
We all must be on our defensive EVERYWHERE.
Unfortunately this world is full of unsavory individuals that prey on tourists.
Do you know that you could be sitting at the beach on Cape Cod and your next door neighbor could be robbing your house because he knows you are at the beach?
You could be in Bonaire/Aruba/Curacao/St. Maarten/Grand Cayman snorkeling and another individual is rummaging thru your belongings in your resort room.
You could be at Mass in St Peter’s Square and your hotel room is being ransacked 3 blocks away?
In our society today crime is everywhere.
Some of the resorts have great security set ups.
Some do not.
If you rent a room at one of the apartments, what is to have prevented the prior tenants from copying keys and then invading your space and stealing and violating you?
My dear friends were violated in Aruba a few days ago.
All of their possessions were taken.
Ipod, laptops, walkman cd players, cell phones, passports, cash EVERYTHING taken except their luggage.
It happens when we least expect it.
Apparently it happened when they least expected it.
These fine folks are long time Aruba lovers.
In fact, the woman is the moderator of one of the very good and popular bulletin boards.
She and her hubby are very loyal Aruba goers.
This visit they were staying at an apartment up in the Malmok area.
From what I understand it was an apartment break/invasion.
I do not know if their stuff was locked in a safe…….maybe some of it was, maybe not.
My heart aches for them and their troubles.
What the heck has this world come to anyway?
Stay Safe! Carry little cash. Buy travel insurance. Use Credit Cards safely.
Don’t flash casino winnings around. Use the lock box/safety box in resort rooms and take the key………….do not hide the key.
And now the commentary is over……………
I look forward to comments, replies, rebuttals.
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