Pavel Bure wrote:Is traveling abroad as dangerous as some make it seem? Like knife crime and worrying about pick pockets? Also any advice on staying safe and keeping valuables (passports, credit cards, money, phones) safe?
Pick pockets, yes. Dangerous? Not really.
Always keep your money in multiple different places (like some in a money belt, some in your pocket, and some in your wallet). If you don't need your passport, don't carry it around with you. If you can avoid bringing a backpack, that would be best. I've seen the aftermath of someone slitting the bottom of a backpack and losing everything inside. If you want to be extra safe, there are little carriers for passports/cards/money that you can string around your neck and put under your shirt.