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Solo Travel Tips: Where to hide your money?

December 9, 2013

I travel solo most of the time and I usually am very paranoid when it comes to handling my money specially since most of the 2 or 3 star properties that I usually stay in does not have a safe inside the rooms (well, some). So whenever I travel, apart from not putting my money in one place I do some tricks such as this one when we were in Lefkada (our hotel didn’t have a safe):

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a smoker or not, just buy a cheap pack of cigarettes, take away half of what’s inside and put some of your money inside and in that case, I’ve included our room key card. When I traveled by myself to London, I had some of my money inside a sanitary pad – unused of course. Lol.

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12 Comments

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  • Reply Siteadmin December 12, 2013 at 13:20

    I can relate: Here is what i use – I use a pacsafe (Travelsafe) product. You really have to work (or come prepared) to access or walk off with one of these.

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  • Reply Mitzie Mee December 10, 2013 at 13:47

    Good idea. Sometimes I forget where I’ve hidden my money (such as that time I left 1000THB in a pillowcase), so usually I hide it in my bra or in my socks instead, so I know I’ll carry it with me, even if I forget where I put it:)

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 10, 2013 at 14:26

      THB1000!!!! The cleaning lady must have thought you’re very generous. The socks thing won’t work for me, I tried it in London and I was wearing boots. When I took the money out, it was very – well, not looking like money anymore. Lol. I was afraid noone will accept it anymore but was able to salvage it. Not going to do that anymore though. :-p

  • Reply Lady&herSweetEscapes (@LadyAnne_Abit) December 10, 2013 at 08:34

    Thanks for sharing. Next time, I know what to do other than holding on to my bag like my life depends on it. 🙂 Love the idea of putting the cash in the sanitary pad!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High December 10, 2013 at 14:28

      The sanitary pad, as long as you’ll remember not to use it after. Lol.

  • Reply Margarida Girão December 9, 2013 at 19:21

    I hide some of the money in my bra. Both sides if necessary.

  • Reply Raphael Alexander Zoren December 9, 2013 at 16:03

    I always hide my cash in a secret compartment in my belt. It’s one of the last places thieves would think of looking!!!

  • Reply findmeabreak December 9, 2013 at 02:34

    Nice! I needed this tip – Thanks!

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