The safest place for a traveller to keep his/her money is at the hotel. If the hotel doesn't have a safe, they may offer to keep your valuables safe in a sealed envelope at the reception. The second safest place is in your money belt. The third safest place is hidden in your luggage in your hotel room (but we strongly advise against that if you don't trust the staff). The fourth safest place is in an ordinary purse in your pocket, but please be aware that in case you choose this, you're treading dangerous waters.Money – where do you keep it? Use a money belt. They come in all kinds of shapes and forms and are, in short, bloody brilliant. Keep it close to your body where strangers can't get hold of it. Keep your passport, plastic cards and most of your cash in your money belt when you're traveling, but don’t keep all your credit cards and cash in the same place. That way you will avoid everything getting lost or stolen at the same time. Always keep a small amount of money in your pocket or in a light purse in your pocket - but never more than what you can afford to lose. It's like a decoy for thieves and as a bonus you can always pay for your minor purchases without having to flash your money belt.
Our recommendation is not to bring valuables when traveling the world - and if you must bring those flashy diamonds for party and looking-good purposes, make sure they are fake and affordable to lose!