We already know Anthony Bourdain is no weak or fearful traveler: He's been known to eat street food in the middle of cholera epidemics, and he definitely doesn't need to sit in an aisle seat on an airplane like travelers with weak bladders. No, Bourdain is a badass when he hits the road.
Latest evidence: In an interview with The New York Times, Bourdain revealed that his travel essentials include both the practical and obvious — such as something he can turn into a pillow, and Moleskin notebooks for jotting notes — as well as the seriously menacing.
Indeed, Bourdain says he always carries with him a weapon — and a concealed one. “If it’s a place with heavy street crime, I have this sneaky credit card that turns into a knife," he told The Times. "It’s not something you’d want to get into a serious fight with, but it might be a rude surprise should someone grab you from behind as you enter your hotel room.”
So now you know better than to barge into Bourdain's hotel room asking to borrow his ice bucket without giving fair warning — or risk getting shanked by a credit-card knife.
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