Yes, I am fully aware of the risks. There's always a few wherever we go and no matter what country we go to. I think it would be wise to be really prepared to defend one's self it ever there;s a need to come to that. I remember my dad offering me to take his balisong or butterfly knife when I was sixteen years old. It was the first overnight trip with my classmates and he was worried about his only daughter. I thought it was really funny but I indulged him anyway and hid the knife in the innermost corner of my bag. The boys got drunk later that night and we girls stayed inside our rooms. The knife didn't seem ridiculous all of a sudden. Anyway, I'm planning to learn martial arts soon because at times like this, you can never be too careful.