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Michelle Peck Williams wrote:
> Just where are you supposed to leave you passport when you "aren't carrying
> it with you?" I, for one, am NOT leaving my passport with ANYONE who
> isn't a blood relative.
I leave mine in a secret compartment of my suitcase. I travel pretty low-key
(hippie-with-a-backpack) and never have had any problems. Hotel safes are the best
place to leave them, along with other valuables, especially if you're with a group.
Make sure you have an accurate inventory of what's in the safe, and have the desk
clerk initial it before putting it away. As you said, US passports are a valuable
black market commodity, so it makes sense to carry a photocopy of it instead. Some
banks might prefer the actual passport when cashing traveler's checks, though in
Ecuador they accepted my photocopy.
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