Staying Safe in a Foreign Country
With the world being so connected and easy to travel, a good portion of people will most likely travel to another country at some time in their lives. Although traveling to another county can be fun, it could also being dangerous, especially given the current state of world affairs. These 5 tips will help keep you safe while enjoying the beauty and culture of other countries.
- Stay in a Group: Safety is best in numbers, so if you’re traveling the country, its best to stay with a group or at least another person. If someone wants to abduct a person or harm someone, they are more likely to do it to a single alone person than deal with a whole group of people.
- Keep some spare money incase of an emergency. Being in a foreign country means that an ATM might not always be available or certain credit cards might not be accepted. Cash is always accepted so keeping a reserve on you is good incase you need to take a train ride home or need to get some emergency food.
- Don’t flaunt you money. Keeping a reserve of money is good, but its best not to let people know you have a lot. If this happens, you’re more likely to be a target of a potential criminal.
- Be cautious when drinking. Drinking is a large part of Europe, with historical bars everywhere. Its alright to drink and enjoy yourself, but one must always be aware of their surroundings. This means trying not to get blackout drunk is important for safety.
- Keep your important medical information and allergy list in your wallet or purse. If there was a sudden medical emergency, you might not be able to say what’s going on, so keeping a list of your blood type and allergies would be a good thing for a foreign hospital to see.
Traveling is always fun, so following these 5 tips will help to ensure that your trip is safe and that you make it home safely.