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Is America safe?
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i realise you asked this a while ago and have probably already been and gone but i did a contiki of California and there was absolutely no problem with pick pocketing in the US. i didn’t even use a money bag just a normal handbag and there were no problems. i even took my passport out with me every night which was a bit risky but you’ll need it to get into all the clubs. (they don’t accept lisences)
i never had a problem…
KateB, Ive been told by numerous people that drivers licences (Australian ones anywa) are fine for use in clubs etc in the USA. Is this not the case? I really dont want to take my passport out with me every night!
it might depend on where you go but most places won’t let you in unless you have a passport for proof of age. they’re really strict with it. my sister and i went out in NY one night and my sister forgot to bring her passport and was refused entry even tho she had her australian license.
As an American, I would say that if you are in your early 20’s (hence look young) they may want to see a passport for ID, but there is no general rule about this and it would be highly situational and probably somewhat unpredictable. If you look to be easily over 21, then I don’t imagine that you would have any trouble with your regular license. The main thing is that most doormen don’t know how to spot a fake international license. If you are with a whole Contiki group of international travelers, I think that would help them be more trusting that it was legit. Personally, I would just photocopy my passport and keep it with your license, rather than carry around your actual passport to the clubs. I can’t imagine that not being sufficient.
ya as far as identification def. bring it just in case; it’s up to their discretion to let you in if they feel like it could be fake (or unfamiliar to them) LA and Vegas are pretty safe I live in Ca and only wear a satchel 90% of the time… never have had any problems, NY is a different story
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