By the time we left the party, it was already dawn. After saying our goodbyes, Dries offered to escort my friends and me to a place where we could catch a cab. As we walked down the deserted street, a man suddenly leapt in front of us and another came from behind, cornering us. Both men were armed with knives and shouting in a local dialect. Our guide began to shout back at them when we noticed something happening around us.