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I have been really fortunate to travel all across the world. My rule of thumb is: don't let your passport out of your sight. When anyone smarmy walks away with your only legal means of exeunt, that's when the shakedowns and baksheesh starts to happen. Instead, leave your passport in a safe place and travel without it, but with a photocopy and a very official ...


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Assumptions For the purpose of this questions I am assuming that we are talking about a traveller who is legally allowed to be in the country at hand, and therefore is more than willing to cooperate with the officers performing the ID check. ID in Italy Italy is a country which issues national identity cards, very much like France and Netherlands. ...


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You don't state your nationality, but I was looking through the Foreign Travel Advice section of gov.uk and found two examples: The Equatorial Guinea page states: Be alert and take sensible personal security precautions. Roadblocks and unannounced identification checks are likely. Carry an appropriate form of identification (passport or residence ...


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It depends on the law of the countries and the specifics of the situation. Personally, I only know one country where carrying ID at all times is mandatory and failing to have one on your person can result in a fine (it's the Netherlands) but there are certainly others. Wikipedia has a overview of the requirements in many countries. It's mostly about the ...


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Pack for carry-on. If you're willing to live with having a day-pack in your lap or under your feet, you don't need to check luggage. You can (and arguably should) certainly do that with anything small and valuable. Remember, watching may not be enough. There was a case a few years ago where a team was packing a thief into a large piece of luggage, so he ...


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These days you may also consider tossing a bluetooth tracker in your bags; when the bag gets in or out of range an alert will pop up on your phone. There are devices custom built for this, such as this one.


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Many companies use a tag that you keep with your ticket, to prove you own the luggage. If this service is available, make sure to use it. If not, then some (Greyhound) provide a name ticket you can put your details on. Sure it doesn't prevent someone from taking it, but if anyone's suspicious it's easy to ask for ID and show it doesn't match the thief's ...


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OTAs usually allow third party payments, but it is normally the 3rd party that does the booking ie: your relative makes a booking and pays for it with on your behalf. That way their address, contact and payment information is in the record and you are listed as the room occupant only. In your case, you have already made the booking so your address and ...


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If this is a domestic flight, then the laws of the country take precedence (i.e., everyone else's guesswork answers probably apply.) If this is an international flight, however, the Warsaw Convention covers this. According to Clauses 17 and 18 of the Warsaw Convention, the airline is liable for any injury (to people, clause 17) or damage (to property, ...


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As for liability, everything depends on what jurisdiction you'll be able to work. If it will be the European (continental - based on Napoleonic Code) law, then you're liable for every damage you have caused, and the factor of 'recklessness' or 'guilt' is unimportant. So the question will arise, who have caused the damage to the laptop, which is not obvious. ...


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In most juristictions that operate with something approaching sanity, someone is liable for accidental damage in the following three cases: They caused the damage deliberately or with "blameworthy carelessness". They have entered into a contract where they explicitly accept to be responsible for the risk. The law contains an explicit exception for the ...


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From a common sense point of view - #5 .... its an accident, deal with it. In the hands of a lawyer - #1, #3 & #6 .... the shotgun approach, sue them all and hope one settles rather than fight the case in court.



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