Janna - I am delighted to learn that your trip went well and that you are safe and sound.
My work often required me to live abroad for extended periods and have contact with the public, both locals and tourists. While there were many travelers who experienced successful visits, there were, sadly, those that did not.
Sometimes a little knowledge about local hazards can make the difference between a vacation being fun, folly or fatal. It’s good to hear of your success. I hope all your holidays are good ones.