Go to eye-opening tour of town. First to the periphery of Shanty towns. Houses assembled by pieces of plywood and plastic tarp as roof. Some better ones, with bricks and corrugated metal. Guide said many drug gangs and violence here. (thinking if safe to be going through neighborhood)
Then off to wealthy neighborhoods. Luxurious apartment buildings and mansions with gates and surveillance cameras and guards.
Hoping vacation will not become like Greek tragedy where things go from bad to worse, ending with character dying or poking eyes out with sharp object or scissors.