Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: merely in delusional land
I visited about three years ago for a few days. It's a nice city, although we got mugged there on our first day! No, suprisingly few people spoke English compared to other countries I've visited. I think it's a generational thing - perhaps the older generation weren't taught it at school?
Despite our experience, I don't think it is a particularly dangerous city but do be careful to have money and things not in bags/etc that can easily be snatched. Also, I found that the people aren't particularly friendly if they don't know you - asking for directions wasn't well received - but they are perfectly friendly if you meet them in a social context.