QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperBound, beaten and robbed: Backpackers attacked by whip-brandishing Peruvian villagers in 'savage' two day ordeal - I once shared a flat with a Peruvian girl. She did comment Peruvians are violent.- I once landed by night in Lima. I didn't want to take a taxi for getting to the city center as I didn't trust the taxistas there. I then started to walk to Lima downtown. A couple of minutes later, a police car came and asked me where I was going by walking, and got suspicious I hadn't picked a taxi. They warned Lima's subrubs are peligrosas and it was unsafe walking all alone. Then, followed a weird scene. I mean, the police car drove a few meters behind me for about 8 km, time for me to get to the center of the city.- Many times as I was in Peru, I heard stories of gringos tourists that had been stolen their sneakers or their mochillas.- I got in trouble with the local police. I was the victim, but they turned the situation as if I was the bad one! I wasted almost a complete day before they leave me alone.- I have a real good memory of Peru!