Welcome to the Travel Forums

Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums

Security while travelling

Got any lightweight, anti theft suggestions?
11 years ago, June 2nd 2009 No: 21 Msg: #74774  
B Posts: 602
Nor would I Mell. Reply to this

11 years ago, June 5th 2009 No: 22 Msg: #75177  
B Posts: 14
Ali, what do you mean by an underclothes wallet? Is this someting new or are you writing about the wraparound safety belt?

I too am looking for nifty little safety tips while traveling for a gap yar in Africa and SE Asia and appreciate everyones helpful hints.

I am planning on bringing my small mac laptop and keeping it well hidden when not in use. Does anyone have stories about problems carying one around?

I am traveling with my boyfirend this time, but prior I have worn fake wedding rings and carried pictures of my "family" to ward off unwarrented attention. The whistle sounds good, I'll get one.

My newest advice I discovered while in Nepal- when needing a taxi, I turn away from anyone that comes running up to me trying to grab my luggage, instead I seek out the taxi que, often around the courner, and walk up to the guy on break or next in line. Sometimes it gets the fake taxi people pretty livid, but by then I am usually driving away to my next destination.

Safe travels to all

Reply to this

11 years ago, June 6th 2009 No: 23 Msg: #75203  
B Posts: 5,187
> underclothes wallet? Is this someting new or are you writing about the wraparound safety belt?

Yes - I think we're talking about the same thing. Reply to this

11 years ago, June 6th 2009 No: 24 Msg: #75237  
An underclothes wallet is also know by some as a moneybelt. But moneybelts are also actual belts that have a place to hide your money inside, as far as I understand.

Moneybelt Reply to this

11 years ago, June 8th 2009 No: 25 Msg: #75374  

11 years ago, June 8th 2009 No: 26 Msg: #75387  
B Posts: 29
I wear a money belt always (it's made of cloth material and you wear it under your clothes around your waist) , where i keep most of my cash. If i need to take some money out to buy something i usually go to a public toilet and take out whatever i need so that no one can see me

I was robbed at knifepoint once when i was in Sarajevo, but they only took whatever little money i had in my wallet so it was not bad
Reply to this

10 years ago, August 12th 2009 No: 27 Msg: #82927  
Traveling is the best mode of refreshing and rejuvenating the mind and the body during the holidays that you get after a hectic schedule that we follow throughout the year and so most of us prepare well ahead for the fun and entertainment that we anticipate during the holidays. Most of us carefully plan about all the minute requirements during our stay away from home but forget to plan and take measures about one vital issue and that is travel insurance, especially travel insurance health. You may think that you have traveled for so many years without any type of travel insurance health and did not face any type of problem, but the future is always uncertain, so it is always fruitful to take all the precautionary measures before leaving the house and one of them is travel insurance health.

Travel insurance health is mandatory for a person whether he or she travels for pleasure or goes from place to place on business trips. Travel insurance health covers all the medical expenses that you have to bear if you fall sick not only during your travel but also after, you reach the holiday or business travel destination. Travel insurance health also provides coverage for any kind of mishap that you may encounter while traveling. Moreover, travel insurance health not only covers the medical expenses during your travel period but also takes care of the post medical expenses that you have to bear after returning from your travel. In many countries, the travelers do not get any type of medical aid if they do not carry their travel insurance policy with them and fall sick or meet with any type of mishap.
Reply to this

10 years ago, August 17th 2009 No: 28 Msg: #83457  
I met a guy travelling who had the scruffiest backpack, splattered in white paint.
The Crashpacker
Turned out he was carrying thousands of pounds of equipment with him - laptops, cameras, keyboard, printer... like a branch of PC World!

Personally i try to take as little as possible and no flashy backpack - if you need a laptop, buy a 100 quid netbook. Use a 4yr old unlocked Nokia that won't attract attention. Pocket sized camera. Use cash machines and dont walk around with wads of cash - just like at home.
Worst problem is going to the loo if you're on your own and have a massive backpack - problem solved if you have a small bag!

Reply to this

9 years ago, September 13th 2010 No: 29 Msg: #119080  
The majority of home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when most people are away at work or school.Make sure if you have any valuables that you lock them away there is history there with travellers (to be polite) that tend to visit and have a habit of taking things that don't belong to them, this has happened for a fair few years now and hopefully the security staff there are going to be better this year!, I went last year and was there for the day also, I bumped into a few people I know and they told me they'd had problems with travellers and things going missing hence why I'm relaying the story!I used something, and even has useful
http://secure-your-valuables.com/ Reply to this

9 years ago, September 16th 2010 No: 30 Msg: #119220  
If you have your own laptop or netbook (mini-laptop) - then it's much easier - you make sure you have good anti-virus - careful who you let use it. Otherwise - well - it's difficult to tell - but the very cheap internet cafes with lots of things running in the background are a dangerous place.
Reply to this

9 years ago, September 22nd 2010 No: 31 Msg: #119488  
When I was in Malaysia last month, I bought a handy item, because I wanted to go swimming and snorkling. It is a waterproof holder, that is just big enough for passport and money. Of course, swimming without it would be more comfortable, but swimming with it is infinately more comfortable than having my money and passport stolen from my beach hut.
Reply to this

Tot: 0.116s; Tpl: 0.01s; cc: 2; qc: 120; dbt: 0.0629s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb