Travel Safety Ecuador

Culture Shock! Ecuador: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides)

September 08, 2009


A young couple are currently hospitalized after their beers were tainted with the drug benzodiazepine. They were at a karaoke club in Quito when apparently another patron slipped the drug into their drinks. The individual was apprehended and is in custody.

This type of activity is a problem in Ecuador and everyone needs to make sure not to ever leave a drink an attended. Here are some other tips:

  • Never leave your drink unattended. If you are with someone you trust you might ask them to watch it. However, to be safe it is better not to drink out of the glass again if you need to leave.
  • If you did not see it opened or poured - don't drink it. (Maybe someone paid off the bartender to spike your drink)
  • Don't let anyone you don't know, purchase a drink for you.


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