The usual safeguards for smart travelers are especially important when in a foreign country. Make copies of your passport and other important documents. Keep a list handy of your credit cards. They do get stolen. If you doubt that, ask us. My wife’s wallet, with credit cards and some American cash, disappeared from inside a should bag she was wearing during a five - minute stop in a theater ticket shop while we inquired about attending a ballet. Who picks ballet lovers’ pockets?

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