A safe place to keep your passport, money, and credit cards is essential. You will need a money belt.
Money belts come in different types and sizes. Some are better than others, and the type you get is important because theives and pickpockets have learned to look for (and quickly grab) certain types of money belts.
Features to look for in a good money belt:
There are three main types of money belts. We recommend them in the following order:
For the safety of your money and your social status, don't wear a fanny pack.
No matter which money belt you get, follow some basic, common sense money-handling rules. Don't put all of your cash or credit cards in the money belt. We usually carry a wallet in our pockets with some cash for convenience. Then, we put a lot more in the money belt, and leave even more in the hotel room (hidden in the bags). Leave a few backup credit cards and ATM cards back in the room as well. We always carry our passports with us unless we know for sure that we should not take them somewhere. If you lose your passport, you can take a photocopy to your embassy and they will help you.
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