This was a tremendous problem for her getting all of the documents back but to her credit she stayed on and had a great year.
One of the guys was telling me that he used to keep two wallets. In the wallet closet to the road he used to keep no money whatsoever and in his other pocket on the street side he placed his wallet with the money.. Others kept a purse of sorts underneath their shirts or around their waste with the zipper to the front.
I was never robbed in all of my time in Vietnam ( Ho Chi Minh) but keep your wits about you at ll times. Hard to avoid moped traffic in Ho Chi MInh City since they come up on the sidewalk and all kinds of other crazy places.
Be safe, be careful and be lucky but take the chance. Explore the world. Teach abroad. You have nothing to lose but adventure and making a difference! If you lose some money so be it. It is only cash and you will still have so much to smile about! Look at the pictures. And take this advice. Even if money is stolen, you have one more story to tell!
I spent the money, I admit, since no one wold take it. Thank you to whoever was the owner! The paradox, of course, would be if it was mine.
Take the chance, come and teach abroad, have fun, have adventure, do a good job teaching and if you lose some money just one more experience you can tell your grandchildren about and much less pain, I will say, then falling off a motorcycle which every teacher seems to do at least once in their career.