And welcome back to my how-to-travel guide.
Now satefy when you travel is all about not making yourself a target.
Most theft while traveling are crimes of opportunity.
Now if a stranger sees a phone lying on the table, and there is nobody around,
there is the very high possibility that they would take that phone.
Now they might not have set out that day to steal a phone,
but the opportunity presented itself, and so they took it.
Your goal as a traveller is to try and minimize those opportunities.
So when you are traveling, the biggest advice I can give you is
do what the locals do, and make yourself
看起来 装作 表现得 感觉上像一个本地人
look, seem, act and feel like a local.
It’s all about walking with confidence,
and acting like you know where you are,
you belong here, you know where you are going,
这是你去过的镇子 很疯狂 吓人 怪异
This is the town you went, and crazy, and scary, and weird.
Criminals search out easy targets.
People that look uncomfortable,
that they just look easy to pick on.
Those are who they are targeting.
Don’t make yourself one of them.
So carrying your money in a few different forms is always a good idea.
如现金 信用卡 借记卡
Be it cash, credit card, debit card.
That’s usually your standarded three up traveller’s checks.
Nobody really uses these traveller’s checks any more.
There are like specific travel credit cards that you can apply for,
and you can get different currencies put on them.
Those are very handy if you are traveling to multiple different currency countries.
Now when I travel, I try and use cash for most things that I’m paying for.
It’s just the easiest, it’s the most safe,
and it’s accepted everywhere.
So the best thing to do before going to a country is
to change your money either before you go at your local bank,
or to withdraw money from an ATM in the foreign country.
So safety with ATMs, try to pick ones that are in banks,
so ATMs located in banks.
And try to use ATMs or banks that are bigger,
so bigger, more familiar banks.
Because those ones will give you a much higher success rate when you use foreign cards,
and will have a much lower fraud rate.
Then if you are using other like streetside or random ATMs, you cannot find.
Now when you are taking your credit card overseas, make sure that you notify your bank,
and you let them know when and that you are going overseas,
because they think that if they suddenly start seeing
all these purchases from other places around the world,
they think that your card has been stolen and they will stop it,
and you’ll need to call them, and this is just kind of a mess.
You’ve seen them, they are pretty much
advertised in every airport you go to or travel shop.
The money belts you like to attach on to you or you can hang it from your chest.
I’ve never used a money belt, and I’ve never personally found that I’ve needed a money belt.
The thing with money belts is they are awkward and they draw attention to themselves.
Like when you see someone lifting up their shirt, and pulling out your money belt,
and unzipping in and giving out cash.
It’s really awkward!
And you stare, and other people will stare, too.
Also make sure that you scan all your important documents before you leave.
That’s the kind just like…a…admin thing.
You should always have backup copies of your passport, your credit cards,
eh, your flight itineraries.
All these important documents should be, you should have two copies on you,
and they should be in a separeted location from the real documents.
The more you stick out, the more you’re going to draw attention to you.
This goes for clothing, jewelry, electronics that you are carrying.
You don’t want to be flashy.
You don’t want.
This isn’t the time to wear your best jewelry.
Well. You bring digital cameras, but don’t always have them out.
I keep mine in the grubby little bag most of time,
and I only put it out when I am filming.
Because I am not wanting to draw attention to myself.
Ladies, always carry a bag that straps across your body.
You never want, like one of those purses you cannot just like hang on here,
or just drap on one shoulder.
Those are awful.
Because they can easily be snatched away, or snatched off you.
And keep it in the front, so you always have your purse in the front of you.
It looks awkward, but that is genuinely
the most safest way, attentive place to put your purse.
Gentlemen, and ladies too.
绝不要将有价值的物品 钱 旅行文件
Never keep valuables, money, travel documents,
anything of value in your back pockets.
Seriously, pickpockets exist
and they are freaking good.
They are really, really good.
You wouldn’t even notice you are getting pickpocketed.
Don’t leave phones,
or any other valuables on any table or surface,
在你吃饭 喝咖啡 或者坐着的时候
when you are eating, or having coffee, or sitting down.
Again, people are very skilled at walking by,
and grabing your phone, and then that’s gone.
You don’t even notice.
Maybe you don’t even notice this happening.
Any backpack you are bringing with you should have a zipper and a lock,
because again, you don’t know what’s happening behind you,
you don’t get eyes in the back of your head.
So pickpockets are very good, they can open your bag,
and go into them, and steal your stuff without you noticing.
That’s also one of the reasons why
you see a lot of travellers carry the backpacks on the front,
Locks and cables are your friends.
Make sure you have lots of them.
I’m a little bit psychotic when it comes to locks and cables,
and I’d like to make sure that I’m ever leaving my stuff unattended,
it’s always locked up, and it’s always cabled up,
and attached to something.
So people cannot take it.
Don’t take anything of value out with you when you go drinking.
You know the stuff that happens
when you go out drinking with your buddies at home.
You know how much stuff people lose.
Why would you do it in a foreign country when you cannot easily replace it?
The first thing people will tell you is
generally don’t eat salads in foreign countries.
This is kind of, yes or no.
It’s only when you don’t necessarily have access to clean drinking water,
in which case the salads or the fruits,
or vegetables that are raw, and not cooked, are…
can be touched that kind of contaminated water
and you’ll get sick from it.
But if you stick to the cooked food, you will be fine,
because cooking kills bacteria.
That’s why in like South America, Southeast Asia, and
other parts of the world where they don’t have the refrigeration,
and food sits out for long periods of time,
it’s still fine to eat,
because they cook the crap out of it.
Eat the local dishes.
Because the local dishes are sourced from the local ingredients,
and those are what are used most frequently on a regular basis.
So the ingredients are constantly being refreshed,
and the chefs know how to best prepare.
They know the best, most safest food, preparation methods.
When you, when you want,
when you try to eat Americanized food or
food that’s not local to the region you’re traveling in,
Those chefs, that you’re getting food from,
they may not know how to cook it properly.
They…you don’t necessarily know
what ingredients they’re getting,
or where they’re getting it from, or how long it takes to get there,
because these are foreign ingredients to the country
or the city that they are cooking it in.
It lasts likely to get ill,
then if you stick to the more ones you are familiar with,
like pizza, you don’t think it will get you ill,
can get very ill.
Now this goes for saying pretty much everywhere in the world.
That nighttime is generally a somewhat unsafe time,
to be traveling anywhere or going anywhere by yourself.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Constantly be aware of your personal bubble,
and what is around you,
and what dangers can present themselves in your personal bubbles.
So unlike back home when you have a lot of familiarities,
foreign countries are foreign,
so you need to be just that much more aware.
Because every city and country has places that you shouldn’t wander into,
because they generally have a higher crime rate, or they’re unsafe,
or there could be various other things that happen in those areas.
In your home country, you probably know these,
in a foreign country, you don’t,
so you need to make it an effort to try and find where they are,
and avoid them when you are traveling.
So I want you to travel with caution,
but I also want you to travel with an open mind.
Don’t let everybody else’s fears intimidate you,
or scare you away from certain places,
because I don’t want you guys to psych yourself up,
thinking that place is gonna be completely unsafe.
Because then when you go there, you’re gonna feel unsafe.
Now with all these information,
I’m really not trying to make you paranoid
or scare you away from traveling,
because really traveling is amazing experience,
and it’s not that scary.
I’m just trying to warn you and keep you aware and
knowledgeable of all the various things that can happen.
Just keep your wits about you, you’ll be fine.
So thank you guys so so much for watching,
and I hope you’ve picked up some good travel safety tips.
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