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  • Bonjour Internet!

  • It's Thursday. Your favorite day of the week.

  • And today we're gonna talk about safety tips for travel.

  • Numero uno, I've said it before and I will say it again.

  • you can never do too much research for a trip.

  • And it's the kind of research that will help you.

  • Google Maps is my BFF.

  • Wherever I'll be staying,

  • I type in the address and check out the proximity of neighborhoods,

  • nearby subway, bus stops, and using street view,

  • I actually walk around and check out the area.

  • And make sure that there isn't anything fishy

  • I should know in advance about

  • That way, when you arrive,

  • you won't be totally lost.

  • Tip numero dos,

  • research and read up on the culture of the place.

  • You wanna be aware of what you're not supposed to do.

  • Am I not supposed to wear short shorts?

  • Am I not supposed to wear skimpy bikinis?

  • And the golden rule?

  • Do as the locals do.

  • On to a big subject,

  • theft and pickpocketing.

  • If you haven't seen my video of how to keep your passport safe,

  • please do.

  • Number 1, keep not just your eyes but your hands on your bags, purses and totes.

  • Slinging them on to the back of a chair,

  • leaving them under chairs,

  • make them easy targets for stealing.

  • Or for leaving behind.

  • Number 2, get into the habit of looking back.

  • Before you get out of that cab,

  • before you get up from that table,

  • Look back and make sure you're not leaving anything behind.

  • Number 3, if you're carrying electronic equipment

  • make sure that you don't have a bag that screams out:"I have thousands of dollars in equipment!"

  • If you're shopping, consolidate and put all your booty in one bag.

  • And as for music,

  • leave that music for the plane.

  • Disconnecting from an environment can make you less aware and more vulnerable.

  • And some common sense,

  • do not walk into a dark alley in the middle of the night alone.

  • You wouldn't do it at home, would you?

  • Do not get crazy drunk.

  • For obvious reasons,

  • just don't do it!

  • And finally, get in touch with that sixth sense.

  • We all have it.

  • and it's usually right.

  • If the food looks too weird,

  • don't eat it.

  • If the cab doesn't really look like a cab,

  • and you don't wanna go on it,

  • don't go on it!

  • If that guy or that girl gives you the heebie-jeebies,

  • stay away.

  • Trust your instincts.

  • But honestly I've said it before,

  • the world is a nicer, safer place than people give it credit for.

  • Chances are, you will be the one leaving something behind

  • or you will be the one not abiding by the rules.

  • So just be prepared.

  • That's it for today!

  • Come back next Thursday for some more travel tips.

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  • Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

  • And see you next Jueves (Thursday).

  • Ciao!

  • Pssss hey, don't leave yet.

  • Don't forget to subscribe.

Bonjour Internet!

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Travel Tips: Safety First

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