Hey guys, so I’m planning to backpack through Mexico and/or South America in the next two or three years, but everyone I’ve talked to says it’s too dangerous for me and I would be a “target”. I’m a white American with blue eyes and blonde hair, so I could see why someone would think that, but I’ve seen so many white travel vloggers backpack through Mexico and all of South America and they do it with a camera, so to me it seems like people are being over dramatic.
Also I’m not planning to go far away from big cities. I speak English and Spanish.
Hoping someone who has actually been to these places can give me some feedback and tell me your experience and maybe some places to look out for. Thanks in advance!