Traveling the world as an independent, solo female traveler is often seen as dangerous, daunting or too risky. But in fact, it doesn’t have to be. These following tips will help solo female travelers to reduce any potential risk and stay safe on exploring the world.
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1. Be confident
It’s likely to get overwhelmed in a place you’ve just arrived for the first time and what you should do is never ever show your confusion or fear. Just act as if everything is so wonderful otherwise you may become kind of a fun target in some stupid entertainment of bad guys. Be confident in every single step you make then no one will notice you’re a just-come alone girl.
2. Keep your intention secret
You can not avoid giving your private information to some locals to get knowledge and show your friendliness but for the sake of safety, you should keep it secret as much as possible. It is apparently not a good idea to talk too much about your money or intention of spending it or will-go places.
3. Be careful with your stuff
Want to sit down for a rest? Remember to put your bags on legs. Enjoying a cup of coffee or entertaining in a bar, don’t forget to hang bags around your seat. Or never put your wallet, phone, or valuable small things in your pants’ pockets in a crowd otherwise they will suddenly disappear as if they could fly.
4. Go out in group at night
Basically going out in a group increase your safety or just the feelings of safety in an unfamiliar region at times – especially at night. It would be better to offer some ones whom you share rooms with when going to crowded places.
5. Get to new places in daylight
If you intend to leave for a new place at night, it is advisable to change your itinerary a little bit. Because transport options are not so various or available at night, or even there are, it’s not sure that these will not do any harm like harassment. In case it’s urgent to leave at night, remember you can pre-book from time to time. You can pre-book a room for the new place and offer them to call you a taxi.
6. Sit by females
Waiting for buses at the bus stop or on buses, you’d better choose a seat next to local females in order to avoid unexpected things.
7. Wear a wedding ring and leave valuable jewelry home
It’s advisable to leave all of your valuable jewelry at home and even if you are single, just wear a ring so you’ll get so much curiosity.
8. Be careful with drink
Take notice of every cup you’ll drink or limit alcoholic beverages to stay awake and active in every possible situation.