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11. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Just another tip:

Wear a money belt. Yes, they are uncomfortable, but they're a good place to store your traveller's cheques, credit cards, passport (if you can't store them in a safe) so pick-pockets can't get to them.

Also, something I found really handy was a wallet with a chain on it. You can clip the chain to the inside of your bag. Thay way, it's hard for pick-pockets to make an easy swipe. They'll have to dig around to find where the chain is hooked onto your bag, and try to unhook it.

Good luck, stay safe....and have fun!

Cheers,
Katie :)

12. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

On the contrary, have you ever used one of those chain-wallets while travelling in Europe by yourself, mtlchica? Because I don't think that they deter theft- in fact, I think they might even encourage it a bit, like an arrow pointing out where your wallet is. Sorry if I'm just intolerant to your music taste, though.
-Steph

13. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Steph,

I've actually never worn a chain wallet in my life other than while travelling, so it has nothing to do with my taste in music. ;) The point I was trying to make in my post is that you keep the wallet in your bag, not in your pocket. You clip the chain to a zipper or something similar inside your bag, so there is nothing shown on the outside. That way, if a pickpocketer makes their way inside your bag and finds your wallet, they won't be able to get it out without figuring out where it is attatched to first (which may take a while or they may not even notice it is clipped somewhere, whereas you would feel them trying to tug at it). I would never keep a wallet in my pocket in my home city or while travelling.

Sorry if my previous post confused anyone! :)

Cheers,
Katie ;)

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