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Old 11-04-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Travel safety tips

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Traveling to unfamiliar destinations can bring to you the sort of troubles you do not want to experience while on the road namely: robbery, rape, or murder. Tourists often fall prey to perpetrators because they do not prepare properly before embarking on a trip. Let's examine some things you should do to prevent your travels from becoming a tragedy:
1. Never list your home address on the luggage tag. If on business, put the company's address on the tag; if visiting friends you can list their address. Use covered luggage tags as well.
2. Stay with your luggage until the luggage is checked. If you must put your bag down, keep one foot on the handle.
3. Carry important papers with you; NEVER check anything that you simply cannot afford to lose. Photocopy your passport, driver's license and credit cards.
4. Bring a small flashlight. You never know when you'll suddenly be "in the dark" and find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. At night, keep your flashlight by your bed.
5. Make sure that your prescription medicines are filled properly and labeled accurately. In some countries certain prescription medicines are forbidden.
6. Never wear anything that projects affluence. No gold chains, expensive watches and rings, luggage, or other paraphernalia should be in easy view.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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Nice Very Nice.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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Let's examine some things you should do to prevent your travels from becoming a tragedy:1. Never list your home address on the luggage tag. If on business, put the company's address on the tag; if visiting friends you can list their address. Use covered luggage tags as well.
2. Stay with your luggage until the luggage is checked. If you must put your bag down, keep one foot on the handle.
3. Carry important papers with you; NEVER check anything that you simply cannot afford to lose. Photocopy your passport, driver's license and credit cards.
4. Bring a small flashlight. You never know when you'll suddenly be "in the dark" and find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. At night, keep your flashlight by your bed.
5. Make sure that your prescription medicines are filled properly and labeled accurately. In some countries certain prescription medicines are forbidden.
6. Never wear anything that projects affluence. No gold chains, expensive watches and rings, luggage, or other paraphernalia should be in easy view. Better yet: leave your jewelry at home.
7. If possible travel with only one or two credit cards.
8. Women particularly should never accept a drink from a stranger. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.
9. Vary your schedule; try not to come and go at the same time everyday.
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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There is one more suggestion ie. you must book your hotel before going for any tour. I know it takes while searching for good spot but it is very necessary to book good hotel as it also makes our tour very cheap. Why don't you try LMT.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:44 AM   #6
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Hello Friends....

1. If possible travel with only one or two credit cards.
2. Women particularly should never accept a drink from a stranger. Keep an eye on your drink at all times.
3. Vary your schedule; try not to come and go at the same time everyday.
4. Only stay in a hotel that uses cards to open room doors and make sure your room has a peephole and a deadbolt lock. Secure the chain and secure the door by pushing a rubber stop under it.
5. Stay in a room near a stairwell. Never take the elevator if a fire or smoke is detected. Always stay in a hotel where the doors enter the hallway and not directly from the outside.
6. Do not wear name tags in public.
7. Do not use unmarked taxi cabs.

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:10 AM   #7
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Hi

It would be very useful if IM would pass on some useful Travel safety tips.

1. I use what appears to be an 'ordinary' looking trouser's belt which has on the 'inside' a zip all round in which I can stack hundreds of notes. I got mine in Spain. Not seen one in the UK.

2. Money pouch which is attached to my belt and slips in the 'inside' of my trouser. [a good idea for spreading your cash around]or of course the money pouch hung around the neck tucked unside the shirt.

3.Cycle Lock coil / retractable cycle lock. Not only useful for cycles / motorbike but useful for train journeys to secure your luggage. Also can be used in the hotel room.

4.Spare lock. Many hotels use paddlocks,in which case I prefer to use my own padlock. Comes in handy for putting a lock on your cubbard in the room to secure your valuables.

5. Photographer's jacket. The waistcoat with all the pockets! Especially useful at airport /train journey when required to keep getting out passport / boarding pass / reading glasses /pens / notebooks / tickets / torch / camera/ books for reading on the plane / train etc. As I often ride a motorbike on tour, I found by wearing this jacket it was easy access to get to spare cash to pay for 'chai' etc. without having to struggle in my jeans pocket. My cameras was always at the ready.

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:14 AM   #8
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Hello Friends....

A nice post. Thanks for sharing the information.

Have a nice time ahead.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #9
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Hello Friends....
Some more travel safety tips

1.Do not flash your passport in public. Discreetly show important documents to officials only.2. Consider purchasing portable alarms that emit a loud sound.
3. Watch for scams on the street. Children working with adults are notorious as pickpockets.
4. Never flash your money in public. Exchange funds with reputable and recognized exchangers only.
5. Have tips ready in advance for service personnel.
6. Consider renting an escort [security] service if traveling in areas where crime is high.

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