Travel Tip of the Day: Always Hold on to Your Bag

Always Hold on to Your Bag
I’ve posted many times about the risks of scams and thieves overseas. When you’re traveling, you’re more likely to find yourself in cities and neighborhoods you don’t know, to visit more touristy spots (which thieves gravitate toward), to carry valuables on you (transporting between places, cameras), and on and on. But rarely do the risks of travel look like this.

A few weeks ago, we featured a video shot by a Hong Kong tourist named Eric Lau, who had his backpack stolen while riding a tuk tuk in Thailand. As you can see in the video (it’s posted again above), the crazy part is that Eric’s tuk tuk driver appears to signal to another driver, who in a blur snatches Eric’s bag and rides away. It just goes to show how important it is to stay on your guard, especially in an unfamiliar place. All it takes is half a second to lose your bag!

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1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: Always Hold on to Your Bag"

  1. In Ho Chin Min City, we were told to wrap the backpack straps around our legs and on motor scooters, my purse was stashed in the storage compartment. We were warned that cameras can be taken as you’re taking pictures while riding as well.

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