May 19, 2014
Cost of Being Robbed While Traveling Abroad
Lisa Findley, The Billfold
The Associated Press
Let me start by acknowledging that yes, it could have been much worse, and for that matter, it could have been much more expensive. But still, a man walked away with my purse, the police were disinterested at best, and I’ve had to shell out money and accept that some things are just gone. I’ve been traveling solo for 14 out of the last 20 months, so I figure I know how to look after myself and my stuff. But it’s easy to get complacent in that time, and complacency leads to carelessness; all it takes is a moment of carelessness, if an opportunistic thief is around.