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Boracaymike
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Apr 19, 2011 00:48 |  #1

We're going to Europe; I'll be carrying my 5D Mk II in a generic sling bag with a TSA lock to secure the zipper

Any advice on keeping my gear safe from the pickpockets and roving gypsies?

Thanks


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Apr 19, 2011 01:20 |  #2

1. Keep it close! ALWAYS!
2. Don't try to be :cool:
3. Always :eyes and :roll: about you.

They WILL target you. Think it doesn't happen? It did to me. But they got nothing, both times.




  
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Apr 19, 2011 01:39 |  #3

Be watchful especially on the subways. In crowds always carry you bag on the front rather than side or back. They use knives to slice open bags also. Have fun.


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Apr 19, 2011 10:31 |  #4

Just be aware of your surroundings. My wife and I just got back from a week in Paris where I had a packed Canon backpack, no issues at all. I did get a little concerned when watching a 3 card monty game, I saw somebody moving around the crowd so I left quickly.


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Boracaymike
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Apr 19, 2011 21:56 |  #5

Thanks for the tips everyone. I hope all goes well.


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Apr 20, 2011 15:40 |  #6

when 2 "lost" folks ask a foreigner for help in directions... walk away...

cost me 130 euros for that lesson...

i mean, why on earth would 2 italians ask a korean for direction?

/facepalm...
/harder facepalm...
/looking for a brick wall...


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Apr 20, 2011 23:31 |  #7

walk in the open with lotsa pple around. dun walk in lone isle.

been there last sept for 20 days. all ok. stay alert.

safety not that bad. police are around.
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Apr 21, 2011 03:11 |  #8

Keep an alert eye! It happens to me


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Apr 21, 2011 03:22 |  #9

Boracaymike wrote in post #12250499 (external link)
We're going to Europe; I'll be carrying my 5D Mk II in a generic sling bag with a TSA lock to secure the zipper

Any advice on keeping my gear safe from the pickpockets and roving gypsies?

Thanks

Just use common sense... don't do stupid stuff and you will be safe. Europe is not as dangerous as people imagine, definitely safer than US lol.

Keep away from funny looking places, dark side streets etc. Keep to place where people are (not crowds). :)


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