You are a personality girl, want to experience the feeling of traveling alone instead of going with friends. So, you have to equip yourself with tips for a safe trip, comfortable?
What do the women traveling alone need to pay attention to?
If you are planning a trip without a companion, please refer to some things to do below.
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Scan your entire driver’s license, passport, medical certificate and important documents, then mail it to yourself and your friends or relatives. If you miss a document or have a problem, you can at least find a copy in the email.
Always tell someone where you are going, when and where to go. When you arrive, please call to confirm this information. This will help relatives or friends always know where you are to help when needed.
Believe in intuition. Be approached and feel uncomfortable, be frank and do not be afraid to offend others. When going away, put your safety issue first.
Be careful when moving
For public transport, it is always a good idea to keep in mind that pickpockets are a must. Do not put your backpack behind your back and keep an eye on the people around you.
Do not think only men pickpocket. Sometimes, there are groups of women who pretend to hit you or surround you on the bus. When they get off the car is also the time you find your property without wings that fly.
On long haul trips, if you want to sit near a woman, boldly speak out. If you do not know the route, tell the driver and ask them to inform you when it is near the stop.
Also, find out about reliable taxi firms in the area and the price of each airline. You can ask the staff at the airport, the bus station or at the hotel. Do not climb into the car and then regret that I was fooled or wrong car manufacturers “umbrella”.
Live like a native
If possible, try to integrate as quickly as possible. Do not show any bewilderment and let anyone looking at you also see you as a faraway visitor. Find out where you are going, especially traditional dress or custom and proper behavior.
The robbers are often targeted at new arrivals, and it is unclear how they will move rather than locals, especially if you are so different or attracting attention.
Do not use bags or backpacks too eye-catching unless you are able to fight back if robbed. You can use the old bag a little, no striking brand, but sturdy enough to hold cameras, laptops, music players and dozens of other electronics. Do not let the bandits find that in your pocket “must be expensive”.
If you go alone, you should avoid listening to music. This habit may sound poetic, but it makes you lose the ability to focus and pay attention to the risks around.
Do not let anyone see the invoices are too valuable. If you need to see the map, do not stand in the middle of the road but go to a certain store.
A girl traveling alone will easily feel a little bit scared or anxious. Indeed, even for experienced travelers, getting to a strange place without being accompanied is still a potential problem.
So always be confident and ready to face all challenges. Before you start the trip, be prepared thoroughly, learn all the information and list what you want to do.
Do not go to a place where you do not know where you are going or what you do. If even you yourself do not believe you can, then who can believe you?
Do not try to “break the law”
If you have decided to travel alone , make sure you are smart enough to protect yourself from danger. Do not walk too far or use public transport when it is dark, especially if you feel you may get lost.
Never drink alcohol to the point of drunkenness. This is one of the absolutely taboo things for a female traveler to go alone, as you can easily become a target for bad guys.
Be friendly and smiling
Always smile. When you are friendly, others will be sympathetic and want to help you.
You can get a map at the hotel and ask staff to advise you where to or should not. Also, ask about the risks that you may encounter in your area.
When you go out, always bring your business card with the name and address of the hotel in case you get lost or drunk, you know where to go back.
If you fall into someone else’s “getaway” situation, be smart about finding a way out, by a rescuer or, worst of all, giving them what they want. Do not mess up or try to fight back.
Believe in your decision
A girl traveling alone will always have some disagreement. It could be a parent’s unhappy expression, or a curious look from indigenous people.
However, do not let the reasons that hinder your dream experience. You will have memorable memories when traveling alone without a companion.
The most important thing when carrying your backpack to start your journey is to make sure you are safe, and mature enough to decide on anything. Be careful not to be scared.