Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Eva H, who built on the bag-snatching video from earlier in the week, saying:
“Never, never, never, leave your belongings where they can be snatched. Don’t put them on chairs. Keep your arm slung through the strap at all times. Even more important, don’t dress like a tourist. Dress like the people on the street in the place where you are traveling. Booty bags, shorts, big tennis shoes, tee-shirts–a dead giveaway. I live in a Mexican town that is heavily touristy. I can tell a tourist in three seconds. If you dress like a tourist, you’ll get targeted for a ripoff.”
No question: Both bag safety and blending in are important. Thanks, Eva!
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