travel abroad and remain safe

@willy6 (492)
Jamaica
April 20, 2010 12:48pm CST
When one travel abroad it is possible that one will have a safe and incident free trip When one travel they are sometimes faced with crime and violence or encounter with other difficulties The trave authorities will instruct you about the necessary precaution but they cannot gaurantee one safety each passenger must take the necessary precaution of their own safety
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@charylady (424)
• Philippines
21 Apr 10
when travelling it is always best to be aware of the local situation of your destination so that you can, more or less, be prepared for possible situations but try not to be too paranoid. you are travelling for pleasure and adventure so enjoy.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
20 Apr 10
Most of my trips have been safe I am happy to say. I am sad to say that on a couple of my trips I got sick and suffered violence. I was in Malaysia when I got very ill with a high fever and terrible sickness. That lasted for one week and I was weak after to recovered from that awful illness. I fell down an open drain and badly injured my leg a couple of weeks later. In the Maldives I was attacked when I walked along a lonely beach. I was lucky to get away from that violent man and survive such a nasty attack. I felt nervous and shaken up for the rest of that trip I was on. I went on a snorkeling trip but the waves were too rough for me. I was helped back to the boat. In Samoa I drifted out way too far when I was snorkeling at a marine reserve in the sea. I was being pushed out to the ocean by the strong tide. I had to swim in a semi circle to get away from the push that the tide tried to give me. I was exhausted by the time I finally got back to the shore. I was 18 weeks pregnant with my daughter on my trip to South Africa. I was scared for my baby's safety when I fell over. I had a scan when I got home and was relieved all was well with my baby.
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@urbandekay (18312)
20 Apr 10
I have visited countries as an independent traveller and gone to places where you are advised not to go, sometimes I have wandered those streets at night. There is much you can do to help yourself. Never wear expensive clothes or any jewellery, nor a watch. Hide your phone, carry little money. Make a point of talking to people, pretty soon they'll be looking out for you. If you start to feel scared whistle a marching tune inside your head and walk like you own the street, smile. all the best urban
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@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
it's good to be vigilant and be aware of your surroundings when you travel, follow travel regulations and guidelines and keep important phone number that you might need to call just in case. you can also purchase a travel insurance. we offer this in the online travel agency that i worked for in the past.
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
21 Apr 10
willy6, It would be wise to read up or do some researches on the destination we are going to visit for the first time. Materials are abundant starting with the internet, promotion materials from the travel bureau or tourist office, embassy, or travel guides. It will also be good to find out from friends or family members who might have visited the place before. Once we are there, we should always be wary of the hot or trouble spots and go about keeping a low profile of ourselves. Being streetwise here is actually life saving as it will at least make us difficult to be singled out by would be perpetrators. Also, it would be good to join a local speaking group sightseeing tour to get ourselves familiarize with the place faster. Most of all, have more recent and sound information about your new place.