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Can you wear a "fanny pack" into the Borghese Gallery?

Can you wear a "fanny pack" into the Borghese Gallery?

Oct 1st, 2002, 11:12 PM
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webster
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A fanny pack is what dicks like to carry.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 05:31 AM
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Sarabeth
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I NEVER use a fanny pack...they are ugly and an invitation to thieves...When I fly to my destination I use a bigger purse, however, I always pack a small 'day' shoulder purse, small enough to house a credit card, cash (in a zipped pocket) and my small camera with a couple rolls of film. I LOVE that arrangement. It has never failed me and have never been robbed. Fanny packs should be outlawed!!! (in my opinion, of course)
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 05:43 AM
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Where is the borghese gallery? I know this thread is for those that know but i still am interested.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 05:43 AM
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Just an idea but would this work for women: use one of those small id wallets that can hold not only your id but some cash and credit cards that you can put into your front pants pocket. The rest of your cash, airline tickets, passport, etc. can be worn in a money belt around the waist.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 06:32 AM
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I hate money belts because they make my clothes fit tighter so I make my husband wear it. lol In this instance I think it would be a good idea. The neck wallet is not. Just carry a small purse. Personally I like Le Sport Sac because they are light weight and can be folded up in my suitcase if I chose not to carry it. Mervyns makes a knock off but don't always have them in stock.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 07:14 AM
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When I visited the Borghese 2 yrs ago, I kept my $$ in my pocket.

As I recall the security was very tight at this gallery; however, at one point I noticed a man with a (handheld) video camera. To my dismay, he was actually taping (I've no idea how he managed that, and he was clearly a tourist). I approached a guard & in my very limited Italian, explained to him what this guy was doing. The guard approached the man & I left, walking in the opposite direction. I was so incensed that this man would disregard the rules intended for ALL visitors to the gallery.

I apologize for going off on a tangent here; I'd advise you travel very light during your visit to the gallery---there's a lovely garden, btw.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 07:14 AM
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Thank you Lesli. I wasn't sure if it meant tum or bum and, up to now, I never dared ask.
I think the poster should carry a regular shoulder bag over one shoulder, crossed over and resting on the other hip.
Just like other posters, I would also leave passports etc. in the hotel safe and remove your purse (wallet) when you deposit the handbag at the museum.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 08:27 AM
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I have found that wearing a "pack" was hurting my back (after a bad accident) - and I did not have very much in it at the time (it was not heavy at all). I am planning on taking a medium size tote bag for camera, umbrella,.. and using a travel vest (with hidden pockets built-in) for the important things (money, Cr. Cards,...) -- you can look up on the internet for "Saf-T-Pockets" - they offer many styles of hidden pocket items (patterns, ....) I tryed on samples of the clothes recently at a sewing expo - they are comfortable & nice looking.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 12:58 PM
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Thank you for all the reply's !
CRP
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 02:13 PM
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bobbie
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My wife wore a nice leather waist pack and they let her take it in.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 02:27 PM
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Ladies, ladies, ladies... an easy and practical solution is to carry a good looking leather pocket book of reasonable size with thick strap long enough for over your shoulder or worn across your body.

I don't know about the specific museum restrictions problem in the OP, but in general my normal pocketbook I carry at home has never let me down, been left behind, or stolen. It is much less obvious, inviting to pickpocket, not to mention better looking than that "fanny pack" accessory.
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 03:26 PM
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Wouldn't it be more comfortable to just stamp the word "TOURIST" across your forehead?
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 03:35 PM
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Anna
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Why do ( some of you ) have
to be such "wise guys" ????

If you don't have something nice to say ---- then PLEASE do us all a favor and say NOTHING !
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 03:39 PM
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We can't help it Anna, it's a problem, I know. Im a wise ass from way back. Some of you just make it sooooo easy!
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:02 PM
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funny stuff
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Any post titled with the words "fanny pack" is a set up for a lbit of humor, non?
 
Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:14 PM
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crp
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I appreciate all the reply's ---I've learned a lot.
CRP
 

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