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Learn2 Secure Valuables while Traveling (continued)
Step 5: Blend in

If you find yourself in the mountain village in the Andes, or at a caravansary on the Anatolian steppe, you're not going to convince anyone you're a local. But in general, you should strive to disguise your tourist status. A fanny pack, a map and a guidebook attract thieves like ants to honey. Here are some hints for blending in:

  • Walk with a sense of purpose--even if you're totally lost.
  • Read your map before you leave the hotel so you can consult it as little as possible when you're outside in the street.
  • You don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe, but try your best to dress like the locals. No dress shoes at the beach, people!
  • Don't lug around your luggage, or even a heavily laden purse or backpack, except when necessary.



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2TORIAL STEPS
Introduction
Step 1: Pack light
Step 2: Keep valuables on your person or in a safe
Step 3: Keep valuables out of reach
Step 4: Don't be flashy
Step 5: Blend in
Step 6: Mail home valuable purchases

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