You want to travel safely, and you want to keep your money secure. You also do not want to get ripped off through currency exchange, nor do you want to lose any cash you have through neglect or being robbed.
You have to balance multiple risks: theft, loss, high surcharges and confusing discrepancies. This section shows you various ways to address money and security issues while you are abroad.
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First let’s look at carrying cash safely and securely while you’re actively travelling on the road (or boat, plane, etc.). Depending on where you go, it can be easy for you to be labeled as a tourist, which automatically makes you a target for theft and robbery. In some places, you might stick out like a sore thumb, due to your accent, dress style, posture, walking pattern, language or just looking lost.
In some countries, pick-pocketing is a finely attuned art form. In other places, unpleasant muggings are common occurrences. So you need to be careful how you carry your cash so you aren’t left stranded.