Peru | Robbed in taxisophie loyd | 29 Jun 2010It was night time and I had booked at taxi from Lima airport to my hostel and because I thought the taxi would be safe and only a short distance from my hostel I didn't bother to put my money belt on. I got into the taxi and I had my rucksack at my feet. The taxi then stopped at a traffic lights and suddenly I heard this smash and before I knew it my some man had broken through the glass of the taxi window with his body and grapped my bag. Everything happened way too fast and I was unable to try and hold onto my bag. I looked behind me to see if I could see him but he had sprinted so fast he was out of sight. In my bag was my money, passport, bank card, camera, phone, video camera. I finally I got to the hostel and the next day had to go to the British Embassy to sort out getting a new passport, this wasnt too hard but it did take a VERY long time for the passport to be ready for me to collect. The main lesson I learnt was not to have everything all in one place, had I been wearing a money belt at least he would not have got passport and most of my money.
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