I have a few hypothetical scenarios I often ponder when I’m busy doing nothing of any importance… such as now. Here are the three that come to mind…
What would likely happen if I suddenly turned up in the following countries. I don’t mean appeared out of thin air like magic - but I found a way in, and had a plausible reason for being there - like staying with a friend, or something equally legit. Lets say that I had on my person, absolute clear undeniable proof that I am who I say I am. For the sake of argument, lets say this proof is possible - whatever it is.
By the way - I am an average looking Caucasian, mid 30’s, pretty socially savvy and non religious.
The countries/regions are…
A) ISIS controlled part of Iraq or Syria
Would I be held prisoner immediately? Would they question me then kick me out of the country once they could verify who I was? Would I eventually become a subject of a particularly violent movie? Would I be able to integrate and carry on doing whatever I’m doing as long as I don’t break any rules?
B) The most ghetto/no-go area of a US city (worst part of Detroit or that LA suburb in the movie ‘Training Day’ for example)
Would my appearance bring trouble to me? If I kept my head down and was polite and courteous at all times, would I remain free of trouble? If I walked down an absolutely ‘no-go’ street at night and acted like it was totally normal, would I be ok?
C) A heavily cartel controlled Mexican town/city
As I have no link to their industry/underworld, would I stay safe? Would my appearance and accent assume I had some value and would be worth being kidnapped and held to ransom by various other criminals?
I’m just after opinions really.
Has anyone lived or passed through such areas before? How does one keep their head down and avoid hassle? Is it even possible?