Women need to keep in mind some important principles to avoid the dangers of traveling alone.
1. Find out about your intended destination
Before deciding to travel alone, you should find out about cultural standards, customs, dress style, political situation, climate, … at the places you plan to stop. In addition, you should also refer to the experience of women who have traveled alone.
2. Notify phone numbers for relatives
Make sure to always let your friends or family know where you are and can contact you via text or phone call. Most mobile networks in the world today allow calls from abroad.
3. Always keep in touch with relatives
Thanks to modern technology, you can use digital maps to inform your relatives about your current location. But you should also avoid using your phone on the street to avoid danger to yourself.
4. Be careful with social networks
Never post status with real-time on social networks. The safest way is to post photos of places only after you’ve left the place.
5. When having difficulties, ask women for help
When you need help like asking directions, you should ask a woman. This does not mean that every woman is trustworthy, but you are more comfortable with having the same gender.
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6. Seek women’s reviews
Read reviews of women about hotels, motels, restaurants, … about the destination you plan to visit. Not all reviews are accurate, but you will certainly have lots of useful information.
7. Take care of yourself more
Pay more attention to your safety when traveling alone. You can wear life jackets when you swim, even if you know how to swim, go at the end of the line when climbing if you’re afraid of heights,…
8. Use the trust application
You should choose a reputable taxi call application in your country instead of waving the car on the road to avoid possible troubles. For reputable apps, at least your location or driver’s information is saved on the app.
9. Save money in many different bags
You should only bring money and some essentials. Everything else important should be sent at the hotel. Keep money in different bags to prevent theft and keep a habit of wearing bags in front of your chest when crowded.
10. Follow instinct
“Believe in your decision. Traveling alone really makes you depend on strangers on many things. So you should rely on your instincts to analyze people and specific situations.
11. Be confident
Bad guys often look for people who are scared, confused, and wavering, so you need to be self-centered when traveling alone. You may think in my mind that I was born and raised in any country I visit.
12. Stop being afraid to lie
You can choose to lie if someone asks you to travel alone, especially when meeting strangers.
13. Be cautious
Be wary of those around you by carefully observing both people far and near you. Does anyone go near you? Has anyone peeked? Does anyone follow you?
14. Be aware of everything around you
When walking on the road, you need to know clearly what’s going on around. Listen for footsteps and watch for people behind you.
15. Act panic when needed
If you walk on a deserted street and see a man moving close, go to the other side. If no one shows up, panic to avoid being disturbed, robbed or encountered a worse situation.
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