you arrive in any country, whether it be by boat, plane
or whatever you are vulnerable. You have all your cash,
cards, documents and anything else valuable on you right
at that moment. It is even worse if you have never been
there before and look like you haven't, there are always
people who are willing to "help". Every precaution
you take will help to avoid any potential problems.
After all you do not want someone to "help"
themselves to your belongings, when you have just arrived.
Here are a few tips that should help.
leaving for your trip, try to get some prior information
as to the rough layout of the airport where you
will be arriving. This will help, to have a vague
sense of where you should be going and where the
taxis are located etc.
possible, especially in certain countries we recommend
taking either the airport limousine, or a hotel
take a taxi that seems just to be hanging around,
offering its services when there is a taxi queue
to keep your wallet and valuables safely secured
in a locked handbag or in one of your hand luggage.
some money into the local currency before you depart.
This gives you one less thing to worry about, and
will stop you from pulling a large amount of money
out at the airport arrivals.
a small amount of this local currency, easily accessible
in a pocket or something, and away from the majority
of your well earned money. You will need sufficient
for the ride into town, a tip (perhaps) and a little
for unforeseen needs like toll ways or a bottle
you have not been able
to find anything out about the airport that you
are visiting then ask one of the airline staff,
or the government tourism booth (if they have one
at the airport) for some assistance, or tips on
the best way of travelling.
countries really are very safe, but in others it is
really very advisable to take to take as many precautions
as possible. No matter what, the most important is that
you have a great holiday.