Carrying a Bottle of Water

Old Sep 5th, 2013, 02:41 PM
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" It is pretty obvious to a thief that you are wearing one. They are easy to cut off or disconnect."

Nonsense. I wear a waist belt with the pouch at the back. It is not at all obvious, and any thief would have a very hard time cutting the strap without me noticing. And given that I wear pants, not skirts, it wouldn't do him much good. Now if you're talking about neck pouches, I entirely agree.

Hi gertie - did you have a good trip? Any TR?
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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I am still curious about how you carry your passport IN your bra - it certainly wouldn't fit in the bra wallet. Perhaps you are much more well-endowed than average?
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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My travels this summer were hot. Credit card was in bra as usual. Other valuable stuff was locked in my hotel. I bought bottles of water along the way when the need arose!!

Thursday, I'm just wondering whether to do a Corsica and Sardinia TR but thinking there may not be much interest here....??
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 03:12 PM
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gertie - they are on my "would like to visit" list, so I would certainly be interested. I think I've seen some other threads on both.
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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<<Most of you have not been to places like Lima, La Paz, or Quito. And if you have, you only walk around when escorted by armed tour guides>>

That's right, no one's as cool as you.

I've never been to South America. But I've certainly never been escorted by armed tour guides anywhere when I've traveled. Still can't figure out how you carry cash and your passport in a bra though.
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Yes, I am cooler than you, suze. I would be bored sh*tless spending every vacation in Puerto Vallarta or wherever it is that you go in Mexico.

But that aside, if you really want to know, just Google Bra Wallet and you will see an assortment of options, even for the not very well endowed.

As I said, it is the passport and the credit card, maybe a spare $50, inside, tucked into the side of the bra extending under the arm. Women all over the world do it.

Not that I think any of this discussion is for the purpose of actual edification.
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 09:49 PM
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<i>Still can't figure out how you carry cash and your passport in a bra though.</i>

I think she slips in between the strap and her skin where the bra goes under her arm.
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Old Sep 5th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Gertie, please do a TR, we go to Corsica often but there s a distinct lack of detail on Fodors about this wonderful place. Off for our 5th visit in a few days time....

Also the only things I carry in my bra are the things it's designed too
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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I'm going to Boots to buy a spare man.

I'll stow him in my bra.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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there is no need to buy water in Europe. In most countries it is perfectly safe to drink tap water wherever you go. Of course you can buy mineral water in a shop but tap water should be a better option.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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With regards to the discussion about neck passport holders vs waist holders etc I used a SPI belt to carry valuables when we were in Rome this July. This small personal item holder is big enough for a passport, credit cards and some cash and was quite comfortable to wear even in the heat. It was not nearly as bulky as some waist holders. I still carried a purse that held a camera, wallet with a bit of cash and a small water bottle and DH carried a day pack for extra lenses for the camera, an umbrella and a scarf to cover my shoulders when we entered churches etc. Here is a link to the SPI belts:
http://www.spibelt.com/products/spibelt
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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I was just looking at something similar yesterday, Snowflake. So it stretches out enough to hold a passport?
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Thanks, cybor. That was solid.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Snowflake - but it looks like that's a belt you wear OUTSIDE your clothes. OK for jogging, but not for travel.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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> a belt you wear OUTSIDE your clothes

It looks to me like a smaller fanny pack...
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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I have worn a moneybelt under my pants, skirts and dresses, and no, you can't see it ,,, you would have to have it crammed full of crap and wear tight clothes I guess for it to be visable..
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Cybor wins.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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thursdaysd I wore it under my clothes and it sat comfortably at my waist without rubbing or chafing. I have never worn a money belt or passport holder but have had student travellers who have and their complaint was that they are uncomfortable and "sweaty" and the neck holders don't look very comfortable either.It does say it is for wearing outside of your clothes but it lays flat and could not be seen even under sundresses etc.
migb It is much smaller than a fanny pack, made from stretchy fabric that will expand to accommodate a cell phone or passport. I put 2 passports, a credit card and cash in it and it lay flat.
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Old Sep 7th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Maybe I'll take my expired PP and iPod down to Marshalls and give it a test run in the dressing room. The strap on the photo looks bulky, but can't recall what the one in the store was like.

I often wear tight fitting clothes. I wear a scarf to help cover my lanyard/ID badge holder contraption.
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