Hello, welcome to cruise chat. I use "lonely planet" website alot, for their "thorn tree" chat board. Go to there website. On the left side is the "Thorn Tree" tab. It is there worldwide travel chat board. We are traveling independently to Morocco, and it has helped me alot.
Definately get something secure for your wallet, money etc...that is a NECESSITY! Not an option, if you ask me. Read the post "Purse stolen in Rome", in this forum, posted a week ago or so. Good luck.