Online Security is a big issue for Internet Users here at home.
Q. Based on your travel experience, can it be forgotten or ignored
Victor: Feeling secure while on the road is of vital importance to
Traveling Paupers. I devote several sections of my book to this
issue. There are ne'er-do-wells, brigands and out-right thieves
always lurking around to take advantage of a 'newcomer'. So my best
1. Remain alert while traveling.
2. Keep your luggage and valuables close to you at all times
3. Wear a money belt
4. Check your valuables in the hotel safe (not in your room)
5. Find out what the local 'emergency' number is in case of trouble
(in the USA it's 9-1-1) and have that number memorized in case
run into trouble.
6. If you're traveling to a non-English speaking country know the
words for: "Help!" and "Robbery". These two words can help you
communicate your distressful situation to the locals.
In my book I give you the most important words to learn while
traveling, so that not speaking English becomes a NON-issue.
Traveling Paupers learn that a mere 10-100 words are all you need to
get along splendidly. I also show you several ways to ALWAYS find
someone who speaks English.
One is to look for a young person. Many foreign college students
study English and are pretty fluent in it. Next, you can always drop
into any upscale hotel and ask for the concierge desk, whether you
are staying there or not. These people will also be fluent in
English. Finally, I assure you English is everywhere you travel; it
is now the #1 second language for most countries in the world.
Q. For people who use Computer Cafes instead of their own computer,
should they be aware of Keyloggers* that could compromise their
Victor: I'm unaware of 'keyloggers' but they sound nasty. You're the
expert, what are they and how do we travelers fight back? Oh, I'm
sorry, you're interviewing me---I'm interested in this though!