Traveling alone can be very challenging for the toughest of women. Scary thoughts fueled by media hyped stereotypes can put the best of travel destinations in the back burner for most women. In this article you will learn how you can effectively protect yourself and your belongings in a foreign land while still enjoying all the exotic sights and sounds.
Choose your attire carefully
Your clothing can reflect your personality and also what your luggage contains. Try adorn yourself in a simple attire particularly if you are visiting an underdeveloped country. Avoid branded wear for it attracts the most thieves. Furthermore, some cultures may not approve of revealing clothes. Before, setting off, do some research to check how the locals dress. Buy similar clothes to blend in with them. Do not stand out and you will be safe from most crooks.
Avoid talking to suspicious persons
Since you are in a foreign land, everyone would be a stranger. You must try to avoid overly zealous and suspiciously gentle men and women. Keep everyone at an arm’s length and do not trust anyone until you have had the opportunity to observe them. While traveling, you will have to deal with risky situations when you will be vulnerable. Be wary of your surroundings and avoid large crowds or empty alleys in late hours. It is best to take any jewelry off and hide valuables before going outdoors. You may also carry a weapon to protect yourself and at least have a torch in place to help in the dark. Hide some cash in your shoes or stockings just in case.
Take your medicine along
If you are under a prescription, take the required drugs along top avoid the hassle of searching for them in a foreign land. You may also want to be vaccinated before leaving to avoid viral infections.
With these tips in mind, you can now prepare for the next trip with confidence and make your traveling a fulfilling experience.