Travel precautions: a necessary nuisance

2014-01-21 12:56
If there's one thing travel does really well, it's take us right out of the routines and comfort zones that make us feel so safe and secure. 

While this is obviously one of its big attractions, it also has the ability to bring unexpected hiccups - from eating a bad oyster to falling in love with a fellow traveller you're bound never to see again. 

In today's TTOT the Twitter Travel Community discussed travel precautions - which to take, which to leave and what to watch out for.  

So, tell us: What travel precautions have you taken that proved to be totally unnecessary? 
If you're a keen traveller who likes to share tales, tips and trifles with other wanderers, you should head on over to twitter every Tuesday for Travel Talk on Twitter, also known as #TTOT.  

Taking place every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel DudesRoni Weiss and Runaway Juno, and aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to sharing their experiences. How it works: A new topic is introduced every week, so to stay in the loop by keeping close tabs on the TTOT Facebook group.  

The discussion takes the form of five different questions related to the topic and will be numbered Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question you will start your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so you're included in the stream. 

Check out the Travel Talk on Twitter Facebook page for updates about upcoming chats. 

Take a look at some of our favourite responses from today’s Travel Talk on Twitter

Q1: What travel precautions have you taken that were totally unnecessary?
Q2: What precautions have you taken in relation to food?

Q3: What has happened on your travels to make you take more precautions?
Q4: What do you do to avoid tourist scams?
Q5: What's the biggest precaution you should have taken- but didn't? 
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