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Written By Damilola Faustino

There is so much to explore and see especially when you travel Nigeria, which is really thrilling. But the downside of traveling is the possibility of losing your valuables like wallet, travel documents and mobile phones among others. Remember when talented filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan forgot his bag containing his valuables in an Uber car in Paris. Fortunately, he found it. But that may not always be the case for everyone. Here are some hacks to ensure that you do not lose your valuables when you travel:

Always be aware of your surroundings

When traveling, you are likely to get carried away by the picturesque environment. As a result, you may just forget your valuables. So, ensure that you are aware of your environment so that you won’t remember later that you do not have your belongings on you.

Keep your belongings in sight

Like they say, out of sight is out of mind. Hence, always keep your belongings in sight especially if it is a backpack. Always look out for it every minute to ensure that is still on you. This is not difficult to do.

Utilise luggage locks and safes 

The space for locks and safes are not for jokes. So, make sure that you take advantage of it and lock your luggage. This will deter anyone who wants to attempt to steal.

Don’t keep all your money in one place

This is for those who are addicted to using wallet. Do not keep all your monies, Identity Cards, and passport in your wallet or one spot. Try to distribute them around so that you do not lose everything at once. Also, do not keep your wallet in your back pocket or hold it because it can be stolen or inadvertently dropped.

Always handle bags with important items yourself 

If you know that something is important to you, you would handle it with utmost care. No matter what, hold on tightly to it and do not allow it to leave your hand. This is because if you let it slip from your you, it may disappear at the twinkle of an eye.

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