I have just been watching a programme on TV about a couple who were kidnapped in Bolivia travelling from Lake Titicaca to La Paz. Having done some internet research I now see that this is a known problem in parts of South America, and that people are advised not to travel by overnight bus.
I am now slightly concerned as the Hola Peru trip that I am on has an overnight bus journey during the first week. Is this a route that has had any trouble in the past, and are there any precautions I should take, for example carrying cash in main rucksack rather than money belt, or not carrying bank cards?
I'm sure this is a rare occurance, but I'm still a bit concerned...