TheAmericanNomad wrote:That is good to hear, perhaps the claims of violence is just a sensationalist media.
Eh, it's not sensationalist. I have a friend who did Peace Corps there for 3 years. She told me numerous stories of violence against foreigners. IN some instances just walking up to a foreigner on the street and breaking her kneecaps or, in the case of a foreigner male, ganging up and fighting dirty (hitting you from the back, etc.)
YMMV but be forewarned.