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How to Stay Safe While Travelling

Introduction Safety is an important topic amongst travellers. Nothing ruins a trip faster than getting sick, having an important piece of luggage stolen or outright robbed with violence. The misfortunates that can befall an intrepid traveller are many and even the most experienced of travellers can make some avoidable pitfalls. Having cumulatively spent 2 years of my life on the road, I’ve learned a few hard-earned lessons and gained some savvy along the way. Some I’ve read online, others heard from veteran travellers and a few painfully through first-hand experiences. Like Charlie Munger once said, “It’s great to learn from your own mistakes, but a whole lot more pleasant to learn from the mistakes of others.” From navigating the sometimes-dangerous...

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