Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Scared to go to Paris / Bag to bring

Jump to last reply

Hello, I've been planning this trip for months. I've been reading stories about vicious attacks, people being robbed, pickpocketed. I know it's apparent that major touristy places will have pickpocketers, etc but I feel that I've been reading way too many stories about this happening. Now I'm not excited at all and pretty scared to even go. Am I just being paranoid or are there really that much of this happening? Anyways, I obviously am trying to be optimistic and excited for this trip!

I have 2 bags that I need to pick from to bring.

I wanted to bring this one more: http://www.oakley.com/women/a/79/de/BAh7CWkKIgo2MDB4MGkLbCsHtAfKUGkHaQtpCGkDYiYD.jpg

It holds more things in it, and in order to get into the main compartment, you need to unbuckle 3 buckles and a zipper. I felt that security wise, it's pretty good. However, I've been reading things against bringing a backpack. This one is on the small side.

I also have this, it can fit my camera, and it's a purse type cross body bag that may be more suitable to Paris 'conditions' - http://www.amazon.com/Manhattan-Portage-Urban-Bag-Black/dp/B001AM4OWC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

However its much smaller and I can basically fit my camera and thats about it.

Thoughts?

55 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Are you following Scotland's upcoming vote on independence?
  2. 2 More questions about Swiss rail system and the Bernina Express?
  3. 3 Pontresina to Tirano by Train
  4. 4 Two-city, two-week vacation in late Oct
  5. 5 Rick Steves - Ugly American Again!
  6. 6 Wineries open on Saturdays in October
  7. 7 3.5 Weeks in Europe with no luggage
  8. 8 Hey Fodor's
  9. 9 Haarlem Holland - Hotels or B&Bs
  10. 10 Looking for Suggestions - 12 Day Agenda for Greece
  11. 11 Restaurant recommendation for Milan
  12. 12 Apartment rental agencies in Barcelona
  13. 13 Seeking Ideas/Suggestions for Post Rhine River Cruise in Switzerland
  14. 14 Drat! -- Always cancel credit card after European car rental
  15. 15 Christmas in salzburg
  16. 16 Getting from Conrad Dublin to Train Station
  17. 17 PLEASE HELP! Study Abroad either Rome or London for Journalism/PR Major
  18. 18 Bad Experience with Argus Car Hire Insurance offered by them
  19. 19 30 day Multi-Country Europe Trip in June- PLEASE HELP WITH ITINERARY!!!
  20. 20 Drive from Granada to Seville
  21. 21 Pre-Trip Jitters!
  22. 22 Italy through locals eyes
  23. 23 Lagos or Portimao better base to stay
  24. 24 Trip Report Rome, and Eastern Europe by older single woman
  25. 25 9 Day Spain Itinerary (Barcelona - Seville - Madrid)
View next 25 » Back to the top