My sis told me NOT to take the kids with me since it's an underdeveloped country and crime is high. I did go to the US Travel Guide page and there are many warnings and tips for safe travel. The crime rates against foreigners is fairly low, but kidnappings have occurred, none of small children since known child kidnappers are typically hunted down and lynched by the citizens (yikes).
We are going alone, but we will be hosted by a family and will only be going to the conference and back.
I originally wanted to take my kids with me, but now I have my doubts. If I left them, I would leave them with my mother and sister.
So...should they stay or should they go??