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THINGS YOU'VE LOST in your travel.

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

The things I've lost so far:

1. my pants and jackets, only the Giordano and Bossini from Hong Kong and Shanghai (I loose a piece in every country.)
2. my motorola razor in KL (hostel), this I am very angry about.
3. my friend's ATM card, where I ussually keep my money. It was priceless, becoz it was a symbol of trust. (Cambodia)
4. My Wallet, which was given to me by someone very special, I lost it in Bangkok.
6. My cheap camera, with photos from Shanghai (China)

I hope I already met the Quota for bad luck! I won't loose more than this anymore.

Now is passport theft common, is there a market for stolen passport. I am being ultra careful and its inconvenient.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

mostly my nerves and patience sometimes.
Never lost any valuables, as I watch them

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Knock on wood, I can't think of anything I've lost. Like Michael, I'm pretty uber-careful about my stuff when I travel.

I did lose one of the two roses some anonymous person gave me in Paris (nope-wasn't Neal!). We also left behind a plateful of beef in Balsamic sauce in Tuscany, but that was on purpose.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5845 posts) 8y

I've lost at least one CD on a more local holiday (left in the cd player). A cheap(ish) watch was another and I think I've probably lost some sunglasses along the way. Can't think of anything else right now.

One habit that I highly recommend is just before walking out the door of the room you were staying in, just give it one last look over, including under the beds and in the drawers / cupboards.

5. Posted by Tena (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

pair of flipflops

and had a camera stolen in not sure whether that really comes under the category of losing though

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 8y

The only things I can remember losing have been bottles of shampoo, but those have been beyond count. Always took me a day to realize "woops, left that behind in the shower again!"

(Did have CDs stolen out of a car, but as Tena said, I don't think that counts.)

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

I lost a USB drive on a work assignment in Sabah. The last time I saw it was when I took it out of my pocket, together with other things, and put them on top of my laptop bag for the airport x-ray scan. I couldn't find it when I arrived home. I suspect it could have dropped off the top of my laptop bag when it was inside the x-ray machine.

Quoting Peter

One habit that I highly recommend is just before walking out the door of the room you were staying in, just give it one last look over, including under the beds and in the drawers / cupboards.

I have the same habit. However, I left my house keys in a hotel while on another work assignment in Sabah. I realised that while waiting for my connecting flight to KL at another airport. I phoned my friend who live there to rush to the hotel and check with them. Luckily they found it in the dimly lit and windowless room, camouflaged by the bed/duvet with a flowery pattern cover, and my friend sent it to me by post.

8. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

The one time that I felt a little weird about a place was my first couple of hours in Cali. I pulled my Leatherman Charge out of it's sheath so that I would at least have some to flash if there was trouble. I put it in my pocket, where, I am sure, it fell out almost immediately. Went back to find it, but it was gone gone gone. Never had any trouble in Cali, but I lost a really good multi tool...The only thing i have ever lost on the road that was worth anything.


9. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 8y

Nothing major, I left a top in the dorm room in Fiji, and left a hat on a boat in Bangkok. I'm normally pretty careful about my belongings.

10. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y

Left a pair of gloves on a train in London. I really like that pair of gloves too. Oh well.