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Not To Worry: Keeping Your Belongings Safe And Secure

Nobody wants to worry when they’re on holiday, and nobody should have to. Of course, it’s important to put some care into making sure that your belongings - particularly expensive electronics and money - are kept safe and secure while you travel. It’s far too easy to go from carefree to worried and frustrated in the course of five minutes when you’ve left behind your luggage, dropped your camera, or had your wallet stolen while you were sightseeing. Bulgaria is a safe, friendly country, but - like anywhere else in the world - it’s important to protect yourself from theft. Luckily, there are easy ways to make sure that all your belongings remain safe and sound, as well as ensuring that your most precious possessions are covered in case something does go wrong. An ounce of prevention and a little attention is all that it takes to keep everything where it should be, leaving you to enjoy your holidays without having to worry about a thing.

Keep It Close To The Chest                                                                                 

Everyone knows that the best way to avoid thieves is to keep your money, credit cards, and ID on you in a secure location, but it’s easy to become lazy about it. Whether you’ve had a bit to drink, are still jetlagged, or are just too busy relaxing to pay attention, there are plenty of times when going through the hassle of money belts or zippered pockets seems unnecessary. When you’re planning your trip and deciding how to keep your money safe, consider the ease of use of each option. Hidden money belts and pockets are the safest option, but can be frustrating to access if you’re in a hurry. If you choose to use one, consider keeping a small amount of cash in a more easily accessible location for quick purchases. If you do choose to carry a purse or bag, keep your hand on the strap at all times, and don’t leave it at your feet when you stop for a break. Above all, stay alert, and don’t be too obvious about the money or credit cards you’re carrying, as this may make you a more attractive target.

By Jenny Falconer

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