Few people travel to another country. At least not very often, it is extremely important to keep your safety in mind. You do not have to worry about the world turning upside down, but it's helpful to know some travel safety tips that will help you enjoy yourself as much as possible.
Recognize the authorities
It's a good idea to recognize what the authorities in a region look like and what they do not look like. It is very easy to find a couple of police officers and notice their uniforms. If someone starts asking you for a piece of identity and that he is not in uniform, then you should be wary and go for a real figure of authority. You will also notice how many of them are in an area. I always feel safer when I know that they are there because they are there to help me.
Wear a map and a compass
You can usually get a free map in every city you go to. I wear a cheap compass to ask for help when I am really lost. It's normal to get lost and you should not be afraid to realize that you are lost. I do not recommend walking around with a map so that everyone can see you & # 39; to be lost. It is better to consult a map in a more isolated place or in a cafe, so that you can study it and decide on the way forward.
Prevention is the key
Preventing your luggage from being stolen is easier than stopping someone after they steal your belongings. Common sense is your best friend and taking the time to prevent your stuff from being easily stolen will do the most good against theft.
Have a backup plan
Bad things happen, so you need to set up a backup plan and you will have a lot less problems. Make a copy of your passport and a backup copy of all the electronic devices you carry (including your mobile phone). Having something stolen, it sucks, but if you can get a new phone while retaining 90% of everything, nothing is more serious.
Ask the right people for directions
I do not recommend getting directions from anyone on the street. The best people to ask for information are those who work. I normally try to find a hotel nearby and ask. If they do not know it, I go to a store and ask the person inside. These people live and work in the area and have no reason to send you in the wrong direction.
Do not put yourself in a bad situation
No more sense to keep you safe. Avoid bad situations as much as possible by noting what is happening. If you are going to a party, plan your return home before you leave to make sure you do not have any problems. If you are not sure of a place, you may not be there.
Follow your instinct
You are on vacation and looking to have fun. If something you connect to does not suit you, do not do it. Do not let anyone persuade you to think that everything is fine. No one will seek your best interest except you. It is acceptable to say no and you want to have a good time. Saying no to anything that does not sound good will help you keep having fun.
Out of sight, out of the mind
You do not want items stolen while you walk. Thieves are looking for things to steal. They are not going to try to steal something they do not know it exists. If you put your mobile phone on the table, people can see it. Put it back in your pocket and you will not fear anyone.
Resembling a tourist
There are places where you will blend and others where you stand out, no matter what you do. Both can work in your favor. The problem is not to look like a tourist that you can not always control. The real problem is to look distraught, scared and gullible. These are the types of tourists that bad people seek to exploit. You can beat a lot with common sense and a little planning before you go on a trip.
This is one of the few times where a little confidence can go very far. By acting with confidence, you will not look like a potential victim. At times, you should not be afraid to look yourself in the eye and look at someone from the top. You should also be ready to make a big scene and cause a lot of noise if you feel the need to immediately attract attention. Most thieves do not want attention or care about confident people. You can feel more comfortable when you are ready to act with confidence.
After 8 months on the road, I am very confident about my skills to travel. You should also be able to trust yourself and these safety tips can help you. I want you to have a great time. A few plans in advance can help you make sure you have a good holiday.