Common sense comes in handy no matter where you travel.

Carry minimal cash and only one credit card, leave the bling at home, keep cameras concealed when not in use and carry yourself as if you know where you’re going, even when you’re lost.

As well as a good starting point before your trip.

Mario Gonz?lez-Rom?n, a retired Foreign Service officer and security specialist who runs Security Corner, a Web site for expatriates and visitors, offered a list of neighborhoods to avoid.

The rest of the article gives some good specific advice for getting around Mexico City without being robbed, ripped off, or kidnapped.

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