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Just a suggestion for next time your hands are busy, wear across your chest !

 

😀 at less than 100 baht, you'll be glad you did.

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Never carry more than your immediate needs.

Driving License, 1 card, enough money for the day.

Then they can't steal much from you.

 

Carrying a wallet with everything inside is a NooB mistake.

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1 minute ago, CharlieH said:

Just a suggestion for next time your hands are busy, wear across your chest !

 

😀 at less than 100 baht, you'll be glad you did.

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Noramlly, when I know there is going to be a crowd, I take precautions. This time, who knows what I was thinking.

I was wearing a backpack for the camera and accesories, and had the camera slung too. 

 

Sometimes I wear two Osprey Slings crosswise over my bel...chest but not when I am carrying a tripod. 

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Never carry more than your immediate needs.

Driving License, 1 card, enough money for the day.

Then they can't steal much from you.

 

Carrying a wallet with everything inside is a NooB mistake.

well yeah dude, thats all I had was my daily. Except I dont know why I had my DL with me, I usually carry either just my passport card or my state ID, not two pieces of ID. I must have messed up when I did some moving things around.

 

I alwys carry my condo key and transit cards in my wallet so I dont lose them. I use my Thai ATM for cash and my Transferwise as a charge card.

 

9K in baht is lunch money, or a tip for ST for guys like us. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

Until I have to hit the DMV 3000 miles from where I will be staying in the USA to get a new DL. Why I was carrying that is beyond me.

 

I got pickpocketed here long ago on the BTS when I made the rookie mistake of carrying my wallet in my pants pocket.... instead of in a shoulder bag as I've done ever since.

 

In that instance, I ended up much later getting my wallet with DL and some non-monetary stuff back (it was later found and returned to me sans cash and bank cards, but with my DL at the time).

 

So...one thing I learned from that is.... I keep my CURRENT U.S. DL locked away at home here, and in my wallet I carry the immediately prior DL (that I always save). I've used the prior/expired one at the Consulate and for various other purposes, and no one has ever cared and/or noticed about the fact it's expired. And if I should ever lose it in the future along with my wallet, at least that part will be no loss.

 

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1 minute ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I got pickpocketed here long ago on the BTS when I made the rookie mistake of carrying my wallet in my pants pocket.... instead of in a shoulder bag as I've done ever since.

 

In that instance, I ended up much later getting my wallet with DL and some non-monetary stuff back (it was later found and returned to me sans cash and bank cards, but with my DL at the time).

 

So...one thing I learned from that is.... I keep my CURRENT U.S. DL locked away at home here, and in my wallet I carry the immediately prior DL (that I always save). I've used the prior/expired one at the Consulate and for various other purposes, and no one has ever cared and/or noticed about the fact it's expired. And if I should ever lose it in the future along with my wallet, at least that part will be no loss.

 

Yeah I dont know why I had it in my daily carry, but I have an valid state ID that I should have been carrying, and thats it.

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45 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

Until I have to hit the DMV 3000 miles from where I will be staying in the USA to get a new DL.

 

As best as I can recall, at least in my state, I was able to go online with DMV and request a replacement license for one that had been lost...  The replacement was mailed to my U.S. address, and then I forwarded it here.

 

Kind of a pain to exit the airport in the U.S. on a trip back and not have a valid DL of some sort in your possession, including if you have a rental car to pick up, where a DL is mandatory.

 

 

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I got tired of checking my , phone, wallet, car keys etc were still there when in a market, mall or just a busy area so succumbed and bought myself a man bag .

 

Wallet, phone, reading glasses, car key, house key, loose change and key for car steering lock are all in my bag in front of me.

Don’t know how I managed without it or managed to keep my kets up with all that extra weight !!

 

Hey , I might look a <deleted> , but you get used to it after a while !!

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6 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

I got tired of checking my , phone, wallet, car keys etc were still there when in a market, mall or just a busy area so succumbed and bought myself a man bag .

 

Wallet, phone, reading glasses, car key, house key, loose change and key for car steering lock are all in my bag in front of my.

Don’t know how I managed without it or managed to keep my kets up with all that extra weight !!

 

Hey , I might look a <deleted> , but you feuded to it after a while !!

I do the same, and even have a small umbrella in it during raining season.

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10 minutes ago, Youlike said:

I do the same, and even have a small umbrella in it during raining season.

Well yeah, the manbag (or murse) is tres chiclet, especially when its manly Osprey gear so you look like an athletic millenial instead of a fat gimpy stoner with sweat stains, but if I have the camera and the backpack Im sort of screwed. Usually, I take precautions, this time I didnt. 

 

But, its still a nice day......

 

 

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6 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

nice you had a positive experience with the Police and what was inconvenient and a pain, was actually sorted relatively quickly and positively all round.

 

 

Correct me if I'm wrong... but I think all the police did for the OP was take a written report.... That's what they do...all nice and cozy in their station.... That's hardly going above and beyond.

 

But if the OP felt warm and fuzzy about the encounter, congratulations!

 

 

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