My wife and I are planning a last minute trip to Guatemala to help in an orphanage. I feel guilty worrying about this, but I am concerned somewhat about safety. The orphanage is Dorie's promise in zone ten of Guatemala City. I have checked the forums and it seems like for every post I find that says zone ten is safe, there is another that says the city is filled with outlaws.
So, if we spend our entire time in zone ten (or venture out of zone ten only with a local resident), do you think we will be safe and feel comfortable? Is it dangerous to ride in cars in Guatemala? I am reading stories of robberies at red lights.