I am planning my internship for sept 2015 - feb 2016.
I would love to go to capetown, mexico or ecuador.
I would like to have some info about the safety in Mexico and Ecuador. Can I walk there on the streets on my own? Or do I need a bodyguard? haha!
Any big risks? Or recommendations!
Same thing for Mexico: it's pretty safe down here, as long as you use common sense: there's some rough neighborhoods in every city you should avoid, as well as walking down deserted streets at night or attracting too much attention, just like in any city.
You'll be fine as long as you are aware of your surroundings at all times and always trust your intuition! My friends and I were in Ecuador for a few weeks and never felt unsafe.