Discovering new countries and cultures is one of the great joys in life but let’s face it: being in unfamiliar surroundings makes you more vulnerable to criminals and situations that could, at the very least, put a damper on your trip. This doesn’t mean that you should give up on travel, though. Most travellers manage to complete their trips without any problems. The secret is to be sensible about your safety. If you’re doing any of the following things while travelling, you’re needlessly putting yourself in danger.
Not being aware of your surroundings
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Getting very drunk
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Leaving your drink unattended
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Walking alone in deserted spots
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Having too much luggage
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Not doing your research
Not speaking the language
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Flashing your money
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Flashing your valuables
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Not dressing modestly
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Not being aware of local customs
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Thinking you can bribe officials
Buying and using drugs
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Using ATMs anywhere other than in banks
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Being too trusting
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Thinking you only need to be careful of the locals
Carrying all your valuables together
Not getting your shots
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Thinking with your hormones
Renting motorbikes and riding around
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