When traveling, I take the age-old idiom of “Do not put all your eggs in one basket” to heart. I usually divide my money bills into separate places according to amount, placement safety, and country of origin. In my opinion you should at least have one pouch for emergency that should be kept hidden or near your body at all time. So if your handbag, or luggage is stolen or lost, you would still have back-up.

When I go country-hopping, I find it is easier to split my foreign currencies into different pouches. Mastering currency conversion takes time, and to have different currencies in one wallet is just too confusing. I like to have them in different colored pouch, so it is even easier for me to identify which currency I need without having to dig my purse for a long time.

– xox, Shalimma Robbiaswaty