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> Panhandlers in Victoria? - Victoria travel question
post Apr 11 2010, 01:52 PM
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A guidebook I have says panhandlers are everywhere and unpleasant in Victoria. Is that true? How do experienced people (who are not unkind but want to be left alone) handle these encounters? Thanks!
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post Apr 11 2010, 04:26 PM
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I was in Victoria last summer during the peak tourist time and did not have any unpleasant encounters with the panhandlers. Sure, there are a lot but I would not say they are "everywhere".

One way to handle them is to say you just gave your spare change to a busker. There are a lot of buskers who perform down on the waterfront and some are quite entertaining and attract fair crowds. This may be one way to deal with the panhandlers in a relatively polite way as well as letting them know you more appreciate those who try to "earn" their handouts.
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