[yapc] A word of caution
jira0004 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 15 13:02:43 PDT 2006
I am not from Chicago, so I can't say with any
certainty, but I've traveled to Chicago a few times.
I've never had any problems when traveling by L or by
cab. I could rent a car, but I found having a car
while in Chicago is really inconvenient.
My experience with big cities in the United States is
that some times concerns over safty are over-stated,
although again since I'm not from Chicago, I don't
want to contradict any locals. I guess be safe,
listen to your gut, use common sense.
I've found specifically when it comes to warnings
regarding safty that these tend to be a bit
over-stated -- there is sort of a "oneupsmanship"
amongst American urbanites when it comes to statements
regarding the hazardousness of their own cities.
Has any one else experienced this?
--- Peter J.
E: jira0004 at yahoo.com
--- Elias Lutfallah <eli at mortgagefolder.com> wrote:
> Maybe we should make up some nametags for Chicago
> pm-ers that say "I'm a
> local!" People could then use the locals for advise
> or as a buddy for
> safer, smarter travel.
> >> I have been researching the immediate area of IIT
> for restaurants,
> >> groceries
> >> and such. I have recently talked with two men,
> one who currently
> >> lives in the
> >> area and another one who grew up there. Both of
> them have STRONGLY
> >> CAUTIONED
> >> me about wandering around the area, particularly
> to the south and
> >> east. They
> >> say doing so presents a serious risk of being
> > Yes, this is the case. The one problem with this
> year's YAPC is that
> > it's not one where we're going to be hanging out
> in the neighborhood
> > at night.
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