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Thailand

THAILAND | Thu, 30 Aug 2012 | By coggos | Views [654]

Thailand   We cruised across the thai border with the required meal stops every 2 hours and the unexplained waiting around ( usually for more people to show up and fill the van). The crossing into Thailand was painless and easy although ... Read more >

Tags: koh chang, thailand robbed, theft

Travel Scams 2.0: The Evolution of Deceit

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 12 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3704]

You've most likely been warned about pickpockets, drink spiking, and conniving tuk-tuk drivers. However, new and increasingly more creative scams seem to keep popping up on the backpacker trails everywhere. We've highlighted some of the latest ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, non-destination, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety, worldwide

Zocola and German Engineering Part 2

MEXICO | Thu, 8 Dec 2011 | By doodledawn | Views [820]

So where was I?  Right, so Kia and I met a German named Andi in the hostel and we hatched a plan to check out some mayan ruins along the Ruta Puuc via car rental since the bus route was bit of a pain in the ass.  We ended up with a blue VW beatle because ... Read more >

Tags: beatle, car rental, grutas de loltun, laptop, merida, ruta puuc, theft, volkswagon

Crime in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [891]

When it comes to personal safety in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, you’ll find there are some problems. Transportation, scams, thieves, and corrupt police are just some of the issues you might fact. Be prepared for these things, and you ... Read more >

Tags: asia, crime, kazakhstan, police, scams, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety-tips

Senegal Crime

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [393]

Senegal has both its petty crime and more serious incidents. Pickpocketing, purse-snatching and theft can occur both on the street and in taxis, and can turn violent. Some travelers have reported being victims of armed robbery, including at knifepoint.... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, fraud, scams, senegal, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

The Crime Problem in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [586]

As one of the poorest nations on the planet, Mozambique is full of social conditions that lead to crime, poverty, inequality, corruption, and an ineffective justice system. Robberies, assault, and carjackings are all common. Homicides tend ... Read more >

Tags: africa, crime, mozambique, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

Puerto Rico Tourist Theft

PUERTO RICO | Tue, 23 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1158] | Comments [2]

The self-governing U.S. territory Puerto Rico has a reputation for friendly residents, beautiful beaches and good food. This makes it a popular destination for travellers. However, Puerto Rico is also known for something else that affects tourists:... Read more >

Tags: crime, puerto rico, san juan, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety

Scams & Crime in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Tue, 26 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [923]

There is very little serious crime in Switzerland. But what petty crime exists is mainly aimed at tourists and focused on the visitor attractions in major towns. Most of the crime occurs at festivals and during the peak summer holiday season and ... Read more >

Tags: crime, europe, switzerland, theft, travel-crime, travel-tips

Theft & Crime in the USA

USA | Tue, 31 May 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1117]

Here ’ s a tip--if you travel to America, don ’ t take really valuable stuff with you, unless you ’ re going to encase it in kryptonite.  OK, that ’ s a bit much, but you should keep special watch over your prized possessions.  In ... Read more >

Tags: crime, theft, travel-crime, travel-tips, usa

True Travel Tales - Banged up abroad: Colombian style

COLOMBIA | Tue, 8 Mar 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4387] | Comments [2]

The scene of the crime Description: Entrance to the Media Luna Hostel What happened? Tell us your tale. You hear about things like this happening: on the news, on T.V shows, about friends …..of friends ….of friends, but you never expect it ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, corruption, crime, hostel, robbery, south america, theft, travel, travel insurance, travellers

Algeria Crime

ALGERIA | Sat, 16 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [518]

Crime is a part of every country and it shouldn’t stop you from visiting a destination. But it’s wise to know where the trouble is and avoid it as much as possible. The crime rate in Algeria is moderately high and constantly increasing. Low standards ... Read more >

Tags: africa, algeria, terrorism, theft, travel-crime

Being Safe and Cautious When Travelling

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 30 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4401] | Comments [1]

Traveling, as anything in life, can have some risks involved.  We always question ourselves, What if “blank” happens?  Well, there’s always a “what if…” on our mind but if we are cautious we can prevent those “what if’s” from happening and have an ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, scams, theft, travel, travel-advice, travel-crime, travel-safety

Backpacking Checklist: Dos and Don'ts on the Road

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 22 Jun 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [7684]

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of a trip - where you are going to go next and just what you are going to do when you get there. However, when you're travelling there are certain scenarios that crop up that just wouldn't happen while ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, hostelling, insurance, itinerary, passports, safety, theft, travel, trips

Mugged in Mexico

MEXICO | Fri, 5 Mar 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2639]

While driving my van through Acapulco, Mexico I pulled over to the side of the road to have a rest. Three men approached the van while I was stopped. They flung the door open, and restrained me while they scoured the van for anything of value. After ... Read more >

Tags: campervan, mexico, mugging, theft

Hijacked Taxi

BOLIVIA | Wed, 24 Feb 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3883]

My friend and I were taking a taxi back to our hostel in La Paz, Bolivia after dinner one night. After a short while in the taxi, I had the feeling that we were heading in the wrong direction and sure enough, two minutes later the taxi pulled down ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, hijacking, rape, taxi, theft, true claims

Rock the Boat

BRAZIL | Mon, 22 Feb 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2392]

I was in Brazil, on a passenger boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, a journey that takes four days and three nights. Everyone sleeps on hammocks on one deck of the boat. During the second night, my camera was stolen - from my padlocked bag buried in my ... Read more >

Tags: boat, brazil, camera, porto velho, robbery, theft, true claims, world nomads

Curbside Robbery

ARGENTINA | Fri, 19 Feb 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1782]

Whilst walking home in Buenos Aires after dinner with my friends for the evening, I was approached from the side/back by someone. I woke up face down on the pavement feeling rather disorientated with a hefty mark on my face, a noticeable ache in my ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, police, robbery, theft, true claims, world nomads

My Pack was Sacked

ARGENTINA | Sat, 23 Jan 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2266]

I was walking with my full backpack to the bus terminal one evening in Buenos Aires when I was stopped by two middle aged men. One pulled out a knife and demanded that I hand over everything. Without hesitation, I gave them my pack and they fled. Luckily, ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, backpacking, theft

Broken and Entered

ITALY | Mon, 22 Jun 2009 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1665]

My friend and I were trekking around Italy in this beat-up junker clunker of a van.  We were stopped in Casal Borsetti for the evening and sleeping soundly in the back.  Around 4 a.m. we were awakened by someone breaking in to the front of the van.... Read more >

Tags: insurance claim, italy, road trip, theft, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

WorldNomads.com Travel Tip - How to manage the risk of theft

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 17 Dec 2008 | By travel-tips | Views [2105]

It is one of the peculiarities of travel insurance that people buy it because they imagine having their belongings stolen, and yet this is one of the least important reasons you actually need it. By this I mean that although it is an incredibly common ... Read more >

Tags: theft, travel insurance, travel tips, world nomads, worldnomads.com

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