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Safety Tips For Solo Women Travelers

As i mentioned in my previous post i really wanted to travel alone to give myself time and space, to heal and recover from a heartbreak. And if ever given the chance i want to do it right now, anyway it’s not the first time that i will travel abroad alone so i’m ready to go. I had my first trip abroad alone when i had one week training in Korea. However i still lack some money to push through with my plan. Anyway, my friend invited me to become a merchant account reseller to earn extra money. Hopefully i’ll succeed on this so i can save some budget for my trip abroad.

By the way, speaking of women traveling alone, if this is your first time to travel without companion here are some tips for you.

Familiarize Yourself With The Laws Of The Country. Read up on the laws of the country you are travelling to, it is better to be safe and sure than sorry. Various Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE have strict rules as to what dress codes are acceptable in the society.

Visa And Passport Regulations. Make sure your passport is updated and valid; always remember to double check your visa and other travel documents before you set out on the journey.

What Not To Carry. When travelling alone women should always leave behind certain things, expensive jewelry, extra credit cards and extra bank notes. Take only what is necessary and always leave behind a detailed itinerary with a close friend. It should contain all the information as to the places you would be visiting, all your passport, visa and ticket information.

Medications. If you take any sort of medications, make sure you have a prescription for it and also have the medicines in labeled bottles, as airport security in certain countries are very suspicious of unlabeled bottles and medicines.

Asking Directions. It is always safer to ask for directions from families or from other women in a country where one is a stranger. Always trust your instinct; it is safer to ask for directions at shops or public offices. Be confident when you walk and head to the nearest shop or hotel if you are being harassed or suspect someone is following you.

Hotel Bookings.Always check with travel sites and other fellow travelers about which are women-friendly hotels in the region, use a “do not disturb” sign to prevent unwanted attention at your hotel room.

Travel Insurance.Always take travel insurance for your entire trip and remember to maintain enough credit on your cell phone for emergencies.
Have a nice trip!

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