Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 October trip to St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Helsinki?
  2. 2 November Eastern Europe Trip
  3. 3 Itinerary advice needed for Europe summer 2016
  4. 4 first time to Europe: London Paris & ?
  5. 5 Where can I find the best steak in London?
  6. 6 Don't kill me - 88 days in Paris Airbnb?
  7. 7 Basque region and/or Galicia?
  8. 8 SIM card in Sicily
  9. 9 Train strikes - Spain
  10. 10 First visit to Paris, 6 days
  11. 11 seeking advice for Turkey trip in November
  12. 12 Advise for 4 days in Peloponnese
  13. 13 Chip on Debit card?
  14. 14 Trip Report MaiTaiTom's "Insane For Spain" - 2015
  15. 15 Best city in Europe to visit during winter
  16. 16 Sorrento as a lodging base
  17. 17 Italy in June/July
  18. 18 Suggestions for an afternoon in Istanbul
  19. 19 Train travel in Europe
  20. 20 Trip Report Laurel and Hardy in Drag Go To Paris
  21. 21 Lipari Aeolian Islands
  22. 22 Tickets to Saints Chapelle Concerts
  23. 23 Alone in Paris
  24. 24 15 hour layover in London with children, should we leave the airport?
  25. 25 England/Scotland in January?
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement