As someone that has traveled quite frequently, I always experience a sense of euphoria when I’m out and about. However, while there may be a temptation to feel invincible when touring, there is always a danger that someone may try to take advantage of this.
Many people think that criminals will not mess with tourists, that most of the crime in the country is isolated to the city’s population. However, this is not true, and tourists are some of the most common victims of petty crimes. The most common is that of being robbed.
Like many situations, the primary way in which to stay protected is by being aware of your surroundings. Many tourists are either robbed when they are not paying attention of if they are wandering in an isolated area at night. Being aware means sticking to well-lit areas and paying attention to your surroundings at all times.
In addition, it may be wise to keep valuables in front pockets rather than back pockets, which makes it harder for people to steal your belongings. In some cases, a pack on the front may not be the most stylish thing to wear, but may help protect your valuables. Above all, report and suspicious behavior to local authorities.
Staying safe while touring means staying out of areas that are not well-lit, securing your belongings, and being aware at all times. Crime can happen to you, so it is best to minimize the threat by being aware of this fact.