My husband and I are thinking about spending a few days here in Oct. He is originally from this area,but left when he was 11. I was born and raised in US. My main concern if regarding the safety of this city, ie- I realize to stay away from bad areas, but in general is it safe for an American to visit? I've been to Egypt in '07 and felt very safe there. We have also visited Barbados, felt a little less sfe there and really didn't like it, wouldn't return, very expensive.