Beers are crazy cheap in some countries especially if you are a traveler coming from the United States or Europe. In some countries, the government implements a liquor ban on specific occasions, so you should watch out for that.
Stay Safe While Traveling Alone - for Women
Edited by Rubilyn Valdez, Karan Khanna, Robbi, Lynn and 2 others
Traveling is viewed not only as a leisurely activity, but also as a healthy regimen for people who live stressful lives. Traveling attracts different types of people from all walks of life. It could be for business, cultural immersion, vacation, or simply as an opportunity to get to know oneself better. Today, more women are engaged into solo backpacking trips, not only because it is cheaper to travel alone, but also because of the liberation that traveling gives to a person. Although this is an enjoyable activity, there are still perils involved. Traveling alone as a woman requires added security and prevention.
Memorize everything about your trip
This includes your destination, itinerary of activities, directions, and even culture. It does not hurt if you scan a few Google pages and find out what's best about your target place and what's not so safe for women who are traveling solo. Not only that it will save you time and money, but it can also help you appear more like a resident or a long-time tourist. Remember, it is important not to appear to be traveling alone.
Keep your valuables safe and discreet
As much as possible, do not bring luxurious jewelry, especially if your itinerary does not suggest that you go on a high-profile party. If you are a serious backpacker, then you know that the lighter your luggage is, the easier and safer it is for you to move. So keep your important valuables such as wallet, passport, debit and credit cards, and IDs close to you. Do not leave them in your rented dormitory or in a fast food chain. Better yet, bring an easy-to-carry sling bag where you can put all your stuff for the day. If you are carrying a DSLR or any other expensive gadget, make sure that you can store it in a casing that is not too flashy to the eyes.
Even though the city you are currently settling in does not implement curfew hours, you must understand that loitering around, especially during the wee hours of the night increases the chances that you may encounter danger. Stay in your apartment ideally after the last meal for the day if you are not bringing a buddy or not attending a special midnight party in town.
Drink moderately and avoid socializing too much in bars
Travel & Leisure
Recent edits by: Doug Collins, Lynn, Robbi