For those women who prefer to travel solo, here’s five handy tips to keep you safe and sound… 1
Pre-arrange your first night
Making sure that you have your first night’s accommodation booked in advance and pre-arranging an airport transfer to your hotel – especially if you’re arriving at night – can help settle any nerves.
2 Dress appropriately
Sadly, in some societies, how you dress can often make you a target. Err on the side of caution and dress conservatively, whether that involves covering your legs, shoulders, arms or head.
3 Act confident
Look like you know your way around a destination, even if you don’t. Carrying a local carrier bag and avoiding getting out maps or guidebooks in plain view can help you avoid unwanted attention.
Let other people know where you are going to be
Always let someone know where you’re heading, whether it’s via social media tools, such as Twitter or Facebook, or the people at your accommodation. Even a simple text home now and again can be helpful if something goes wrong.
5 Trust your instinct
We all have an in-built radar, so make good use of it! Your instinct is invaluable, and if you have any doubts about a situation or person, then get out of there and don’t look back. Safe is always better.