Thanks, Ailsa! This is pretty much what I've been hearing so far which is great news. My girlfriend said that women walk around by themselves at night through the middle of the downtown area without a care in the world--this is amazing to someone who lives in a major US metropolitan area.
I've got a block of over 60 hours to photograph while I'm there not to mention the shots I'll be taking with my ever-present 35mm camera. When I come back you'll have to tell me to STOP posting pictures!