Monday, July 12, 2004

Traveling to Italy (safety tips?)?

I know that Europe is the biggest tourist attraction and therefore a lot of thieft.
I was just asking for someone to advice me on how to dress and where to keep my belongings out of pickpocket reach. I am going there for 10 days, and will bring only one bag, not a big size, just cloth.

Answer on Traveling to Italy (safety tips?)?

Top Tips for Safer Travels

Before You Travel

Learn about the country you are visiting, including its infrastructure and laws.

Obtain phone numbers for the closest U.S. Embassy, local emergency assistance and public safety offices.

Prepare for any health risks and possible need for medical treatment. Visit your doctor or healthcare professional. Make copies of your health records and a list of prescription drugs you are taking. Bring a supply of all medicines with you.

Discuss with wireless provided international usage and carry cell with you at all times.

Make copies of legal documents and pack separately.

Know your rights.

While You're Traveling

Use extra caution when you are in crowded tourist sites, elevators, subways, train stations and festivals and avoid marginal or less traveled areas of the country.

There is strength in numbers, so never travel alone -- always use the buddy system.

Constantly be aware of your surroundings - never let your guard down or have a false sense of security.

Never allow a friend to leave alone or leave with someone you or they do not know

Do not purchase drugs - drugs are illegal in every country and laws are strictly enforced.

Be respectful of the country you are visiting and its citizens.

Italians usually dress like this:

Most teens dress like us. But the thing is its always ok for them to dress classy. For the most part they are very aware of how they dress and most of them dress very nice. The adults are almost always dressed classy, if you are in the city.