|Subject: Re: Disconcerting moments|
Yes, you're right, train stations are notorious for scammers, though I've never been approaced by anyone in the Gard du Nord train station. Maybe I have a know where I'm going look. But airports, especially in very poor countries can be scary. The airport in Moscow would have been very scary for us had our driver not shown up. Brussels, in general, is a dangerous city. An American friend of mine who lived there for 5 years was mugged 3 times last year. Since she and her husband are freelance writers and could work from home, they moved to Brugge and commute into Brussels when they have meetings with editors.