To travel alone in a foreign country is a big step outside the comfort zone. Solo travel is a great way to see the world, and can be rewarding and teach you things that can be hard to encounter otherwise.
Here are 4 key questions you should ask yourself before embarking on a solo trip.
1. Have you done your research?
You should be as prepared as possible.
For solo female travelers, and all travelers for that matter, it’s important to do a little research into the culture of where you are going.
Are they conservative? Do women cover up? Are there certain behavioral traits you can downplay to avoid confrontation?
In many countries smiling and looking men directly in the eyes can be seen as an invitation that can cause severe problems. Do you need to dress a certain way to visit places like a mosque or church?