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This has never come up for me. In all my years of travelling, I've never failed to get to the carousel before the first suitcase came out. Is it really so hard to go get your bags as soon as you're off the plane?


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Number one easiest way: A padlock. It comes down to psychology: you're looking for a bag to steal - are you going to choose a locked one or an easily-opened one? Secondly, having a unique, distinct bag is likely a deterrent too. A thief is less likely to pick up the gaudy unicorn-emblazoned pink and purple backpack than the standard black bag that has ...


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Whenever you use a shared computer, be it internet café or hotel/hostel, make sure you open a private navigation session. This ensures that no cache, cookies, form data, and passwords are stored once the session is closed. To be extra safe you should also manually clear this data from the settings panel of your browser once you're done. This is a very basic ...


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So long as you're using your own computers using SSL/TLS on websites should be sufficient, with a few caveats. Make sure you don't have any rogue CA certs installed. eg. Superfish. Make sure that the URL in the address bar always says https instead of http to protect against sslstrip style attacks. Also, this question might be better posted on ...


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You will always clear customs on your first entry point to Canada. That will be Toronto for you. Even if you happen to get in right after a very large plane of people who all need a lot of customs attention, you won't wait more than 30 minutes in line for customs. I think a two hour connection will be fine. You almost certainly don't have a terminal change ...


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Rail safety in the US is a far cry from the images of the old movies. Just about all long-haul passenger operation in the US takes place on signaled lines protected by interlocking and under the watchful eye of a dispatcher at a desk (what's known as Centralized Traffic Control or CTC for short). The dispatcher will have a computer terminal in front of him ...


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I'm assuming you mean onboard. It's perfectly safe. I've travelled from Washington, D.C. to Chicago, and down to Austin, Texas (two and a half days). I've also done a bit in the Pacific North West, and from NYC to Phily. So I feel I can speak on this a bit. (I also did a LOT of it in Canada on a coast to coast trip, but that was split up with buses ...


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Traditionally, Praga is considered the most dangerous districts. There are many dramatical stories, like that one that an estate agent have told me, after going there to see an appartment, he had to pay ransom to leave the staircase. But it don't apply to the whole Praga, only to a few streets. As for general statistics, see here: ...



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