Thanks Ody... thats exactly what I wanted to hear.
My only concern right now is, do I take my digital SLR out at night?
sure, why not. crime is crime. i am sure your smart enough to stay around people "watch pick pockets" and don't go down empty dark streets. "common sense shit unless your looking for whores or trouble"
its a VERY diverse area, rich walking among the poor, and the dirt poor. the most common thing is the common people and beggars from here and there "usually around the malls and banks"
also too nice little plan rides to panama or costa rica is a few hours away of you wanna see some real shit in the jungles.
also too lard is a big part of there cooking down there for there oils. "if your not use to it, start eating some now in your cooking "crisco" also there is many high dining areas that cater to fine dining but really the local food is the best.
FRESH EVERYTHING! and the fucken tortillas de masa made by hand omg, morning menudo, carnitas and tamales at night around the churches, most of all some of the women, OMG. that place was my retreat from some of the shit i had to do for other stuff.
when it comes to seafood "just make sure you ask around for the most "piscado fresco" but there was an area i forget where but i can try to remember if your big time into seafood there was a sector that was known for FRESH daily seafood raw brought in from the ocean within hours.
there shrimp cocktails are FAR from ours!
btw do you speak spanish? or any part mexican?