Easy Ways To Stay Safe When You Are Travelling Abroad

If you are travelling abroad to a new country, then you will understand how important it is for
you to stay safe. After all, unfamiliar environments do come with their fair share of risks,
but by being aware and by planning ahead, you can be sure to look after yourself
as well as those around you.

Always Be Ready

Before you go on your adventure, you need to make copies of your passport. You also need
to try and take your medical card and all of your credit cards. If possible, give a copied version
to your friends back at home. When you do this, you can easily get your bank number if you
happen to need it and this will really help you out if you run into a problem at the hotel due
to a lost card. You can also email it to yourself as well. When you do this, you can save yourself
a lot of time and money, not to mention that you can also really help yourself to stay organised.

Don’t Draw Negative Attention

It’s so important that you don’t draw any negative attention to yourself. If you are going to
a party overseas, don’t get too intoxicated.
It also helps to take a taxi at night as well. If you getoffered an open drink,
don’t take it, and never leave yours unattended. It also helps to
seek out treatment for chlamydia if you suspect that you have contracted it.
Different countries will have different medical processes, so make sure that you are
understanding and aware of the ones that are in the country of your choosing.  

Be Aware

You should always try and be as aware as possible. Thieves have the tendency to look
out for the targets that are the easiest, so it helps to show that you are really paying attention.
Keep your head up and your eyes alert. Always acknowledge the people who are coming
and going around you as well. If you are able to do this then there is a high chance that
they will look for an easier target, or someone who is not as aware of their surroundings.

The Chaos Theory

Thieves tend to choreograph certain situations that breed a lot of confusion. They then
take their opportunity and they strike. If someone rattles a newspaper in your face or if you
know that someone is acting drunk, and they stumble into you then immediately put your hand
in your pocket and keep it on your wallet. When you have done this, use your other hand to
push the other people away. The best way for you to avoid this kind of trouble is to always
cross the street when you see it coming. When you do this, you can then begin to help yourself more.

Get Friendly with the Locals

It doesn’t matter where you are because it helps to be nice to the locals. Learn a couple of
phrases in the local language or even write down some index cards. When you do this, you
can then work with those around you and you can also find out everything you need to know.
When you chat with someone, ask them their name and also find out where they are from.
People will know that you are showing a good level of respect and they will also treat you
very well in return.

Don’t Be Flashy

Do not walk around with a really expensive camera, or even any flashy jewellery
around your neck. Instead, wear a cheap watch and carry a decoy wallet as well.
This is especially the case if you are going to a really rough area. When you do this,
if someone asks you for your wallet then you can hand it over and you can also avoid
losing out on all of your money. This is a fantastic strategy if you are going somewhere
that has a really high crime rating, so do keep that in mind.

So, there are many things that you can do to try and help yourself when you go
abroad and by staying safe and taking the above tips into account, you can be sure to
help yourself more than you realise. If you need some more tips then it helps to research
your destination before you travel. This way you can find out what risks you need to
be aware of and to also find out if you need to take any extra precautions when
you embark on your trip.
Happy Travelling!!!

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