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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Certainly not a good idea to fall asleep

In those situations, falling asleep is not to be recomended, regardless of whether you have any valuables or not. It doens't normally go down very well...

(Sorry for heading off topic)

12. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I am also very wary about accepting drinks, cigarettes, and pills of any kind, because I'd like to have some idea in advance where I'm going to wake up. That's assuming that I would be able to actually wake up.

This whole scenario is even more likely and dangerous for a young, single,woman with a restless / reckless spirit

13. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

quote=mim]"... I don't think I personally discriminate and would happily trundle off with anyone ..."[/quote]

Quoting Wocca

Ever heard of "stranger danger"?

Hello! If you're ever planning to happily trundle off with anyone in Western Australia, then it could be useful to know something about the unsolved "Claremont Murders". Three girls (aged 18, 23 & 27) believed to be the victims of a serial killer. Claremont is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Perth, close to prestigious university campuses.

http://www.mako.org.au/claremontmurders.html

14. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting mim

"... I don't think I personally discriminate and would happily trundle off with anyone ..."

Ever heard of "stranger danger"?

hehe,
yeah well.

You know I wasn't be wholly serious...As a lone female traveller course I always have perhaps a higher level of distrust of a lot of people, and yes I've heard the stories, I've also been in some sticky situations maybe I've got the "I'm invincible" disease who knows?

I was interested though...why would anyone trust travellers more than natives?? everyone comes from somewhere

I guess it depends on the situation eh?

m

15. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 11y

If I took my granny's advice I'd never leave the country and if I took my mother's advice I'd be paranoid. So instead I trust my gut instinct, it never proves me wrong. Basically you know yourself what you are feeling about a situation so in essence you can trust yourself and how you feel about a situation.

16. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

mim: While having a conversation about this, someone said that they were more inclined to trust another traveller than a local, why is that?

I don't necessarilly agree with that someone... I've travelled solo many times, and I've met travellers that I wouldn't trust, but locals that were of a great help... and the contrary too... I don't think there is a general rule, but I never leave belongings of great value behind me. I also believe that there are travellers who "deserve" to be stollen I've seen people leaving their bags open while sleeping in dorms and leaving that as it was for the whole day while they went visit some foreign city

There is a huge difference between being paranoined and irresponsible!!

cheers!

17. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Quoting dpd

If I took my granny's advice I'd never leave the country and if I took my mother's advice I'd be paranoid. So instead I trust my gut instinct, it never proves me wrong. Basically you know yourself what you are feeling about a situation so in essence you can trust yourself and how you feel about a situation.

I couldn't have siad that better myself-it's so silly yet true!! chuckle!

18. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

My take on the whole matter: just use common sense. If you are so parnoid of losing things or getting take advantage of; you might as well stay home. Truth is, one of the reasons why we travel, is to break the routine we have home. Stepping out of our comfort zones and experiencing something you wouldn't normally do or see. Think about it, how many times have we all been taken advantage, lost trust, or gotten ripped off at home? "If it's going to happen it's going to happen". No matter how you prepare. That's life. Frankly, that what keeps things interesting. Quoting the old reebok comercial "Life is short; play hard".

M.

19. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

when I travel I always carry my passport, my mobile and cc with me - and sleep in a room with a person I know. I don't have much valuables in my luggage and even if lost - can be easily replaced.

generally using common sense and being allert more than at home so far saved me problems - but taking some risk is part of travelling.

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