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-Always stay sober, alert and inconspicuous. -Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. -Keep phone numbers of local contacts with you. -Keep your money out of sight - never count it in public. -Find out where the "wrong" parts of town are and stay away. -Find out the location of the police stations and get phone numbers. -Avoid disturbances - go the other way, immediately. -Learn to operate the telephones the first day. -Always carry your passport, leave copy in security box -- unless local customs require otherwise. -Don't stop to investigate accidents. -If accosted try to stay calm, watch for escape. -If being followed go directly to the police, hotel, or office.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|