General Travel Talk forum has been launched!

Travel Forums General Talk General Travel Talk forum has been launched!

1. Posted by Peter (Admin 7195 posts) 20y Star this if you like it!

It is Monday the 6th of Jan. 2003 and we're just launching the General Travel Talk forum! Anyone want to talk travel, please post messages and help your fellow travellers out!


2. Posted by Kirsty (Budding Member 3 posts) 20y Star this if you like it!

My friend and I (both girls, just about to turn 19) have travelled together before and know that we are compatible travelling companions; I have travelled alot all my life both with my parents and with friends (I grew up overseas). This has made us oh so very, very aware of how vulnerable we can be, yet we have merrily planned a four month trip around South America! To get this forum off to a bit more of a start, I was wondering if anyone out there could give me any tips about having a fantastic time (which I'm sure we'll manage!) and somehow not getting all of our clothes nicked on the first hour in the airport! Also, minus the horrific rape stories, we'd appreciate the advice of any lone female travellers who could tell us if we should expect too much unwanted hassle... thanks K.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 20y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kirsty,

Great to hear you will be travelling South America. I just got back from Costa Rica myself and it is absolutely fantastic! I met a few young women travelling together which seems to be quite safe in Costa Rica. Heard slightly different stories over Guatemala but of course I wasn't there in person. There were quite a few stories going around about stolen luggage. Most of them at bus terminals...... never take your eyes off your luggage is my tip! Rather lug your backpack an extra 5 mins than putting it down somewhere and leaving it for a second... also watch out when you are sitting on those open benches. Heard from a guy who had his backpack taken from under him! In general, just keep your eyes on your stuff and don't carry too many valuables with you. When going out at night then I wouldn't carry everything along either. Oh, and keep your credit card and regular banking card in different places (one in your backpack, the other in your wallet). If one gets nicked, at least you still have money though I guess with two girls together this is less of a problem.

Have you checked with the different Travel Helpers for South America? There are a few who undoubtedly have great tips!

Cheers and happy travels!


4. Posted by Peter (Admin 7195 posts) 20y Star this if you like it!

Congratulations Kirsty on being the first Poster! Well, not including Sam
and myself that is.. we don't really count, being admin and all...

Sorry, I've never been to South America, so can't help you on your
query much.. hope Sam's info is useful to you!

5. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

i just wanted to bring up the first post, dose this mean im the 2nd poster??

6. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

if u were the second one to post hehe

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Look how far things have come in 3.5 years!!! ;)

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