Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012
Money belts and neck pouches you carry under your clothes are great no matter where you travel in the world. There are pickpockets in many European cities like Rome, Prague, London and Paris and money belts give you the piece of mind in that you know where all your important and valuable documents are and that they are kept on your person.
While they may feel a little funny to start with, they are far safer than pockets and backpacks as you may leave your backpack behind somewhere but you’re not going to forget your waist. Even if you leave you money belt or pouch behind at your accommodation, you know where all your valuables and important documents are rather than spreading them through your luggage.
You can pick up money belts (along with combination locks, travel pillows, power adapters and a myriad of other travel-related products) at department stores, usually in the luggage or travel section as well as luggage stores, STA travel stores and even in airports on your way out of a country.
“A Money belt is a must and use the same routine for storing your valuables every day. Make sure your valuables are secure every morning before leaving your room.”
- Michael Doocey, Tour Manager, Europe