How to avoid theft and pickpockets while traveling?
Use Hidden Wallet
Once of the most useful method to avoid thefts is using hidden wallet or hidden money belt. I’ve been using it for many countries and it works for me.
RFID Blocking Wallet
Some credit card comes with a wave features. It brings convenience to pay with the card with wave without swipe. Just touch and peep, the payment completed without need of pin number. There are some thefts are highly intelligence, they build some gadget to and stay closer to your wallet. Once the payment gadget is close enough with your credit card, you money can be gone in just few seconds. To avoid this happen, get a RFID blocking wallet seems is an wise choice.
Many thefts are not working alone, some theft will make distraction on you and then took your belongings. Be alert and keep distance when stranger getting closer to you.
Be Alert and Look Around
Look around the people when you came to new places. If you see the same face again and again from people that doesn’t looks like a tourist.
Divide Money into different places
Never bring over 300 USD cash when traveling, use credit/debit card as much as possible. If you have to bring more than that, please divide your money into difference places. Never put everything inside one basket, in case if your are unlucky being stolen, you still have the backup money there.
Keep your belongings in hotel/hostel locker
When you looking for hotel or hostel, please search for the accommodation that comes with locker feature. Most hotel and hostel will provide locker for tourist but not all. It’s good to keep your belongings in locker.
Use anti-theft bag
Imagine if you are the theft, would you take the risks or waste time on someone that have aware of theft and wearing all set of anti-theft products? It’s recommend to at least get an anti-theft bag when traveling. The best anti-theft bag is that included with slash-proof fabric and locking zippers.