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Things Females Need to Consider when Travelling Alone

Marlys Mccarron

You must be often told that females should not travel alone since it is not safe. Well, you shouldn’t let that fear stop you. If you’ve set your mind to travel, done your research and found some of the best destinations and have it all planned out, then you surely need to go ahead. Travelling will boost confidence in you as you will be taking care of your own self and it is also believed that travelling helps to discover your inner self. It is no surprise that any girl feels anxious before their first solo trip,  however the challenge is to overcome it and go enjoy. It is also bital that you pa attention to some of these tips before you head off to an unknown territory.

Understanding culture

It is extremely vital that you do your homework before you step into the country. If you don’t know their culture, you might end up offending the locals and getting into trouble. For example, in some parts of the world, thumbs-up gives a whole different meaning. Also, it may be inappropriate to talk loudly in public so you might have to lower your volume. If you are entering a muslim country where women wear the hijab, it is better if you avoid revealing clothes too since that may offend their culture. Learn some common words of the local language so that you can easily communicate with locals. Stay updated with the current affairs of the country. For example, if there are elections going on, special festivals etc.

Keep emergency contact information

You never know what can go wrong, whenever and wherever. Hence it is vital that you learn the emergency numbers of the locality since 911 won’t work everywhere and research travel precautions. It is better to save them all in your phone before you go or right after you reach. Ask someone for the specific numbers since in some countries, there are different lines for different purposes such as crimes, medical emergencies etc. Write them down somewhere too incase the battery of your phone, dies. Also write down family contact numbers so you can call them up and let them know you are fine.

Plan your itinerary

.Knowing where you are travelling before you set off is very important. There is always great appeal in planning as you go as most travellers are free like a butterfly but this makes it difficult to let others know where you will be travelling on what dates. Looking for tips from travel bloggers on the internet to get inspiration before you jet off means even if you do change your track there is atleast a good understanding of the original plan of your travel.P

Stay around people

Some may believe that taking a room all for yourself is much safer than sharing accommodation, however that can be wrong at times. It is always safer to stay with a few more travellers just like you. Hostels, shared Airbnb rooms, host families etc. will not only keep you safe, but also let you meet new people and even lower your cost.

There are many tourism businesses around when you travel, these places will usually always have someone that speaks multiple languages which might make you feel safer as well.

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Steps to becoming a good tourist

Marlys Mccarron

Travelling is a great way to learn about new cultures and beliefs, meet new people, eat various foods and experience something special. However, with being a tourist come great responsibility. It is your duty to ensure that you don’t litter around in the locality and also respect its people. You should admire its beauty and heritage and help in preserving it wherever you go. Such basic principles are expected by a tourist. So here are some steps to become a good tourist, and not a burden for the country you are visiting.

Do your research

If you are stepping into a completely new country with a different language and culture, you sure need to make sure you are familiar with some of the most common words and cultural practices. This will make the locals appreciate your effort even if you know just a very few words. Also by doing your research, you will know exactly where to visit and how to get there safely. Pay attention to some of the events that will be happening while you stay. It is also essential that you check the weather before you go. The last thing you need is for your summer in South Asia be ruined due to rain. The weather is very unpredictable and hence always view updated weather reports of the area. If you’ve hired a tour guide, ask him ample questions since he can give you better information than guidebooks and maps.

Respect the country you are visiting

Different countries have different cultural behaviours and hence you need to ensure you do not offend the locals through your behaviour. For example, some cultures believe that talking loudly in public is very rude and inappropriate is mind your volume. You can really fit in if you dress according to the local norm, especially in Muslim countries. You don’t have to wear a hijab but the least you could do is dress modestly and avoid revealing clothes. Participate in their local festivals to experience true culture and enjoy good food, dance and music. Always protect the area’s natural beauty hence do not litter.

Engage with local community

The best way to enjoy a new city is to knowits people. Only then will you truly be a part of the city. Shop at local food,arts and crafts stores and purchase stuff to take back home. This will not onlygive you a souvenir, but your purchase may uplift a local vendor’s sales. Talkand interact will local people and get to know their culture. You can learn howdifferent people do things differently and this diversity will give you a newexperience.

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