The area was very loud due to you being here during Christmas and New Years, the two biggest party holidays of the year. I have already amended the listing to inform future guests of the noise issue. I did explain that there would be a lot of partying going on when you checked in and you didn't express any reservations. I have lived in Old Bank for five years and have never heard of a tourist being assaulted, robbed or harmed in any way, day or night, in the village. The only time people get into issues here is when you get involved with drugs and buying them off the street from the wrong people which is what I believe you and your friend were involved in. Of course once the local hustlers know you are a user you are going to attract the attention of an unsavory sector of society. Old Bank is full of extremely friendly, inviting and inclusive residents, I would not live here if it wasn't. The fact that your girlfriend was afraid to leave the house proves her own prejudice because their is no empirical evidence to support he fear. Actually one of the first things your group asked when you checked in was, "Will the kids here rob and thief us? Because when I was in Africa the kids would thief people?" I found it to be an extremely off putting question and an obvious display of racism. While your girlfriend locked herself inside of the house there were tourists from all over the world out and about enjoying Old Bank and celebrating the holidays with the locals without harm or incident. A quick example, on Christmas Day I met a young Canadian woman traveling alone by a neighbor's party. Besides myself she was the only foreigner at the party and she was wined and dined while showing off her salsa dancing skills and having a great time. She made friends with everybody at the party and left Old Bank with great memories. You and your friend expressed a similar joy of partying with the locals when you came to visit me at my house after getting drunk at the local casino on your second night here. So I find your comments quite confusing. Lastly your friend pulled me aside to ask me if I could help him meet any pretty young girls. I told him I couldn't assist him and after, on multiple occasions, my girlfriend and I would see him creepily checking out very young teenage girls. We are very welcoming here but people like this are not wanted in Old Bank and around our children.