The most worrying part of our travels for our family and friends is our security whilst we are away.
We are very conscious that at some point we might end up in an undesirable area, we didn’t intend to be in. Ensuring our safety and that of our kit. We took simple yet effective security measures:-
The use of money belts for a secret stash and the safekeeping of our all-important passports.
Leave the non-essential at home
Leave it all behind the chances are you won’t need it. The point is you don’t want to bring attention to yourselves. Leaving the designer or expensive clothing and jewellery behind is common sense. Neither of us wear watches now and any jewellery Tania did have has now been sent home. There are always lovely gift shops offering locally made affordable items.
Packing and securing all of our kit safely
We used padlocks to lock our backpacks. Common sense is a major player in staying safe, if it doesn’t feel right or safe, don’t do it.
Regularly check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice website
It will let you know of any specific risks in countries around the world. Along with additional advice on security matters whilst abroad.