Travel Security Tips and Tools (Part 1)
Lodging security tips and tools
Have you traveled in a foreign country, a place you havenít been before; a third world country? You can fear such place; you can be fascinated by them. Some rest in their neighborhood all their life because they fear them; other put their lives in danger because they are fascinated by them. The firsts can learn to not fear them to have the chance to learn fascinating things from these places; other can learn to not put their lives in danger to have a chance to continue to learn from them. Both of them can learn security hints and tips to help them to archive their aims.
Some kind of things can be done to increase your security, at home or while traveling. The first and principal one is awareness. Awareness can be acquired in many ways. Weíll check some of them. The second is tools; all can be used as tools; but some are better then other in different situations; we will check some of them.
Awareness is a state of mind. Itís a way of thinking and probably your best friend and weapon. What differentiate a great warrior and a death one? Their awareness. The first have; the second doesnít. Be aware of what? Developing situations, environment and your interaction between both of them.
All awareness self-defense principles apply. They are more than essential in an unknown place. They all apply when we talk about travel security. Right now, whatís interest us are the things that you need to be aware off when you are choosing a room in an unknown hostel and what to do when you have chosen it.
When you get near the targeted hostel, check the surrounding place. Check the people; check the buildings; observe. Are you suspecting things? Feel your guts; are they trying to tell you something? If you answer yes to one of these questions then go to another place. Is this paranoia? No, itís awareness. If your feelings are right then enter in. Check the place and the staff working in. Always keep your luggage with you; put them in front of you or between your legs if you need to wait in a lineup or need some rest. If your feelings are always right then ask for a room. Donít pay for it right now. Ask to see it before. If you donít like it then ask for another one. You are the client, donít forget it!... Read the full story...
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