Informacion para viajeras al Peru

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    Peru continues to be a very macho, maledominated society. Although women are a growing part of the professional workforce and a relatively recent feminist movement is evident in urban areas, women do not yet occupy the (still unequal) position they do in many Western societies. Still, women should not encounter any insurmountable difficulties traveling in Peru.

    However, women should not be surprised to encounter perhaps unwelcome attention from men, especially if traveling alone. Many Peruvian men consider gringas essentially, any foreign women— to be more sexually open than Peruvian women; thus, foreigners are frequently the targets of their advances. Blonde women are frequently singled out. Piropos, comeons that are usually meant as innocuous compliments rather than as crude assessments of a woman’s physical attractiveness or sexuality, are common in Latin America. However, comments can occasionally be crude and demeaning, and groping is not unheard of in public places (such as on crowded buses). Sexual assaults are rare, but the threat felt by some women, especially if they do not comprehend the Spanish slang employed in come-ons, is understandable.

    Many men, as well as Peruvian women, might be curious about why a woman isn’t married or traveling with a boyfriend. A woman traveling alone could elicit comments of sympathy or even pity. Wearing a ring on your wedding finger and deflecting comments and advances with a story about your husband working in Lima and meeting you in 2 days (or something to that effect) could be a useful tactic. In general, the problem is much more pronounced in large cities

     

    than in small towns and the countryside. Amerindian populations are conservative and even shy in dealing with foreigners, including women.

     

    Women on the receiving end of catcalls and aggressive come-ons should do what Peruvian women do: Ignore them. If that doesn’t succeed, contact the tourist police (offices are listed in the “Fast Facts” section of individual destination chapters). Although some Peruvian men might be innocently interested in meeting a foreign woman, it is not a good idea to accept an invitation to go anywhere alone with a man.

     

    Women traveling in a group with other females, or especially with a man, are less likely to attract unwanted attention from men. Although I would hesitate to tell a woman friend that she should not travel alone in Peru, traveling with even one other woman might feel like a safer situation for many women, at least psychologically. If you are traveling alone, never walk alone at night anywhere—always call for a registered taxi. It’s also a good idea to have a whistle handy; a piercing sound blast will deter almost any aggressor.

    ele� no�� �� rcía in 2006, there has been considerably greater political stability, but in a country where half the population remains below the poverty line, worker strikes and a return to instability are never out of the question.” style=”color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(245, 245, 245); “>Desde la elección de Alan García en 2006, ha sido la estabilidad política mucho mayor, pero en un país donde la mitad de la población se mantiene por debajo del umbral de pobreza, las huelgas de los trabajadores y el retorno a la inestabilidad no se fuera de la cuestión. En la actualidad, problemas de estabilidad no debe disuadir a nadie de viajar al país, pero siempre es bueno para comprobar si hay advertencias a los viajeros antes de salir.

    Las mujeres que viajan solas a Perú, como en la mayoría de los países de América Latina, puede atraer atención no deseada y el acoso de los hombres locales, que pueden ser muy insistente y persistente. Sus avances por lo general puede ser evitado antes con un contundente

    Manténgase a salvo -. Mayoría de los viajeros visitar el Perú sin ningún problema. Pero como en cualquier destino en el extranjero, siempre debe mantener su ingenio sobre usted.Antes de partir, revise las advertencias de viaje del Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. (www.travel.state.gov), Relaciones Exteriores y Comercio Internacional de Canadá (www.voyage.gc.ca), el (www.fco.gov Reino Unido. / Viajes ), y el Departamento Australiano de Asuntos Exteriores y Comercio (www. dfat.gov.au / consular / asesoramiento).
    Una vez allí, seguir algunos consejos de seguridad de sentido común en mente: Manténgase alerta y ser consciente de sus alrededores, no caminar por calles oscuras y desiertas, y siempre mantener un ojo en sus pertenencias personales. Robo en los aeropuertos y estaciones de autobuses no es desconocida, así que asegúrate de poner un candado en su equipaje.
    Ver “Datos básicos: seguridad” del Capítulo 13 para obtener información sobre problemas de seguridad específicos de cada país y los números para llamar en caso de una emergencia.

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