Hi all, Back from my European holiday. Europe rocks! Only one incident occurred when some bastard 'lifted' my bag with stuff still in it whilst in Madrid. Thank god for travel insurance and the Aust embassy. The only thing that has taken time to recover is all the passwords that I had encrypted in my diary. Having to revisit all the sites and work out the login name and passwords were all gone and I had a bugger of a time trying to find them all again (thank god the bank accounts were not compromised). Finally got back onto this forum. The morale of the story: 1) If some bastard tries to 'lift' something from you, if you catch them, give them the caning of a lifetime (so as long as there are no cameras around and no witnesses). 2) Keep your details safe. 3) Encrypt your login details and passwords so that only you can recall the details easily. Just hope your memory is good enough to remember all the websites. 4) If overseas, keep two sets of ID in different locations. You can generally get a emergency passport overnight if you have at least one set of ID. Be nice to them as they can provide some very fast service (and they are only doing their job). Food for thought.