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blt Unsafe parts of town (93* d) RE: Unsafe parts of town 18 Dec 00

I've driven across the USA and parts of Canada,several times recently, alone. I didn't have any trouble, except once in a campground at the tip of Bruce Pennisula when some guy in a huge RV tried to steal my camping spot at 3:00am. However, that didn't stop me from being scared at times or worried that my guitar and mandolin were going to be stolen out of my car when I was asleep. I tried bringing them into my tent at night but then it became such a big production of unpacking at night then repacking in the morning...

I've lived/traveled in NYC, Boston, St. Louis, Seattle, San Francisco, Toledo, OH--I've had bad experiences in every city, some from my own foolishness and some from somebody else's. As a woman traveling and living alone, I'm rarely not scared if I'm passing through a city, it's just a reality of the culture I think--I remember riding on the subway in NYC after playing somewhere and just being terrified, even though nothing really happened. It's as though terror was a part of the scenery.

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