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Bags on trains

Especially in Asia, do not leave bags next to an open window. The window may be opened quickly from the outside and a hand snatch a bag within a second.

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Fuel for a hire car

Before driving a hire car, be sure to know if the vehicle takes Unleaded petrol or Diesel. Also, which side of the car to refuel the car Always make the effort to visit a petrol station and refill the tank to the level you picked up the car. Some...

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Hire a taxi for a day

If you are planning on seeing a lot of sites in a day, it might be more cost effective to hire a taxi and driver for the day. This will save you having to hail another taxi at each visit, plus, your driver will be ready and waiting.

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Inspect the bodywork of a hire car

When picking up your car, make sure you inspect the bodywork, interior and fuel level before leaving the parking lot. If anything is damaged, make sure you report this immediately before departure. You don’t want to become liable for damage you didn’t cause.

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Taxi rides

Before getting into a cab, check the driver is licensed with a photo ID clearly on display and check the cab is not an unlicensed mini-cab. If unsure of the Taxi, do not travel alone. Also, use a cab from a legitimate Taxi rank.

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Underground trains

On a tube, subway or other underground train never sit alone in an empty carriage. For safety, always board a carriage with a few people. In certain countries,you will find ‘women-only’ carriages, which are good if you’re a women travelling on your own.

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Use bikes to get around

If you prefer to get around quicker by bike, many cities like London , Seville and Paris have bikes schemes. Once you have paid a deposit, usually by credit card, you can pick up and drop off bikes all over the city.

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