Lloyd Figgins is a former police officer, soldier and expedition leader. Lloyd has worked in over 80 countries, including some of the world’s most hostile and remote regions. He has encountered adversity in many forms. Figgins once came face to face with militia in the jungles of Colombia and survived an earthquake in Peru. He also evacuated clients during a coup in Madagascar and even escaped a targeted grenade attack in Syria.

Listen to Lloyd Figgins’ Safety Podcast

Figgins now uses his experience to teach organisations and individuals the skills required to operate safely overseas. Lloyd’s highly acclaimed first book, Looking for Lemons – A Travel Survival Guide  is packed full of adventure, as well as containing essential travel safety tips.

I asked him a question that could be very useful for any novice traveller: how to get from the airport to your hotel room safely? Listen to the podcast below to hear the answer. (Figgins’ image is from his website www.lloydfiggins.com)