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2014/09/02

I politely thanked him for his concern and then I shoved the passport down the front of my pants.

Cardinal rule when traveling to foreign places: never give your passport to anyone (unless requested by the proper authorities) keep it with you, as close to your body in a safe place when you leave your hotel.

Your passport is your life, without it you have no identity.  It is your life-line to your embassy and back to your home country.

Another rule, especially when traveling alone, is to try not to look like a tourist.  Tourists stick out like sore thumbs.  They make easy targets for the bad guys out there.

Thieves, pickpockets, scam-artists, muggers, and of course, terrorists, they are walking among the crowds on the streets.  Do your best to blend in.  Dress simple and walk with purpose.                           (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語 その166
thank him for his concern         心配してくれたことに感謝する
shove 〜 down                     〜を押し込む
cardinal rule                     基本的なルール
life-line                         生命線、唯一の頼り
stick out like a sore thumb       やけに目立つ
make easy targets                 手軽な標的になる
scam-artist                       詐欺師
mugger                            強盗
blend in                          混ざり込む
dress simple                      着飾らない

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