1. Tip No. 8:
1. Also take a credit card; notify the card company that you’ll be going to x,y,z countries during a certain period, so they don’t shut you off. It might be wise to have 2 credit cards, in case one gets compromised, which happens and is a pain, but the possibility exists. Carry the 2 cards and your ATM card in different places.
Tip No. 9:
If If you carry a purse, use one that is difficult for street urchins to access. Lots of closed zippers, lots of pockets, lots of secret places are good. Remember: DIVIDE UP YOUR MONEY AND CREDIT CARDS, so you don’t lose everything in case of pickpocketing or misplacement of goods.