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Advice For Staying Safe In Grenada

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Grenada

Grenada is a Caribbean island country and as such, it is an immensely popular tourist destination. Like all tourist destinations, it has its quirks and idiosyncrasies that you should learn about before visiting. No one needs trouble on their vacation.

Grenada is not notorious for its crime. The crime that happens in the country is mostly opportunistic, meaning pickpocketing, muggings and such minor crimes that are always a problem in areas that are frequented by tourists. The number of muggings and robberies increases after nightfall so you should be extra careful about walking around at night.

There are a few other things you should keep in mind when traveling to Grenada, though. For one, many roads do not have pavements and are not illuminated. In short, you will be walking down the road and you need to be extra careful when doing this, especially if you are inebriated. Also, when you are in need of a taxi, it is best to call them by phone, making sure they are members of the Grenada Taxi Association (GTA for short and also the most badass taxi association acronym ever).

In addition to this, same-sex relationships and displays of affection are considered a crime in Grenada, even though these laws are almost never enforced. You should keep in mind that the majority of the population will look unfavorably on same-sex PDAs, even though no attacks involving homosexual tourists have recently been reported.

Grenada also has a hurricane season which lasts roughly from June to November. During these months, it is possible that the country will experience hurricanes and if this happens, you need to follow the instructions issued by the local government.

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