In this awesome post collaboration, some of the best female travel bloggers are sharing their experiences traveling solo. Before I became a seasoned traveler, I wasn’t sure which places were safe for solo female travelers. That’s why I put together this list with many other awesome girl bloggers who love to travel the world.
Are you also eager to take on traveling all by yourself but aren’t sure which places are safe and, more importantly, which ones aren’t?
At the end of the post, you will also find the names of the 3 winners of my Chinese New Year giveaway!
Here are some of the safest countries for solo female traveler in random order:
Taiwan – Rafiqua Israel
Taipei was the first city I traveled to alone. I felt safe even when walking around late at night because the city is very open, and all the streets are lit up. Even as a solo traveler getting lost I felt at ease, as everyone was willing to help me find my way back. One tip I can give to a solo female is to screenshot any maps that are important to you, such as where you are staying. This will make finding your way back home much easier, to both you and the person trying to help you.
South Korea – Linda
Traveling in Korea is, in my experience, very safe for travellers, especially female adventurers. The country is overall very “feminine” with pet cafes and the local make-up and Kpop hype. Apart from that, it’s very easy to get around in Korea with its convenient network of bus, train and ferry routes. If you are thinking about traveling in Asia, you should definitely put South Korean on your list!
Azerbaijan – Brenda Mejia
Even though Azerbaijan is a Muslim and Male society, traveling there won’t be a problem. My biggest culture shock was seeing someone at the Mall’s Food Court leaving a purse over a table just to save the space! Be careful about men, they can be a little persistent when they want to flirt. It can be a little uncomfortable but is not dangerous. Azerbaijan is a great place for women!
France – Lindsay Mickles
Although I can only speak about visiting Paris, I’d highly recommend France to solo female travelers. Other than being wary of pickpockets and con artists at the major tourist spots, there wasn’t a single time I felt unsafe. Great country + great food = one fabulous trip!
Great Britain – Lindsay Mickles
I’ve been to every country in Great Britain and I took several solo trips over the span of 5 years. I visited most major cities and never had a hint of trouble! From Belfast, to Edinburgh, to Cardiff and London, make sure you see as much as you possibly can!
Thailand – Linda
Thailand was the first country in Asia I visited and I enjoyed every minute of it. Even though it might not be necessarily among the safest countries in the world, if you travel smart, you won’t be disappointed! I backpacked the country for three weeks from Bangkok over the islands on the Gulf of Thailand over to the Indian Ocean. The Thai people are very welcoming, speak English and I have never felt they would try to mess with me when buying things. If you avoid shady areas and pay the extra dollar to stay at safe and nice places, Thailand will give you the time of your life!
Hong Kong – Laura Nalin
Hong Kong is an excellent option for any woman looking for a taste of culture while still feeling incredibly safe. I traveled solo to Hong Kong for the first time in September 2014 – a trip that I will always look back on fondly. There were plenty of other solo travelers and I had the pleasure of meeting expats my age who were living and working in the area. People speak English and the MTR app makes public transportation journeys that much easier to handle. It doesn’t require WiFi, so it’s ideal. All you have to do is enter the locations you’d like to get to and it will tell you the best way, be it by bus, train or taxi. I highly recommend visiting this lovely place!
Japan – Gina Bear
You won’t find a country safer to travel to. With a super low crime rate of 19.34, you don’t need to worry about getting mugged or your things being stolen. The Japanese respect the properties of others so you can leave your laptop or cellphone on the table and no one will touch it. You can walk around late at night and no one will bother you. If you lose your wallet? No problem, check the local police box because someone will have most likely returned it. There is such a stigma for going to prison, most Japanese follow the rules. After living there for three years, this should be the top of your list for safe traveling destinations.
Denmark – Izzy
The only things I worried about while in Denmark were being hit by a bicycle and secondhand smoke. Other than that, like most Scandinavian countries, I felt a genuine sense of peace and security. In the capital city, you are surrounded by locals that are expert English speakers and there are really no “bad” neighborhoods so feel free to explore alone and you’ll find help along the way. The only thing I would suggest as a solo traveler is to not be alone late at night at the train stations.
China – Anita
China is a huge and beautiful country with a great landscapes and amazing mountain sceneries, nice cities and rich history and performing art. The Chinese people are kind. After a while, I understood that public transport in China is good, efficient and can take you almost anywhere. I have found that it is very safe country and have never felt any fear going or being anywhere. Have a great and safe travel in China!
Laos – Linda
The people of Laos are among the friendliest and most welcoming I have ever met. The country is a hidden gem in Southeast Asia and should definitely be on your bucket list. Just like many other countries in Southeast Asia, you need to travel smart. I especially loved renting a bike for $2 per day in cruising around Luang Prabang along the Mekong! When you avoid dangerous areas and stay at good guesthouses/hostels/hotels, you are free to explore the country – even as a solo female traveler!
Let’s grow this list!
I am looking for more female traveler collaborations who want to share their opinions and experiences about traveling alone around the world! Please be sure to leave a comment or share your experience via email to info [at] lindagoeseast.com and you will be featured in a part II series!
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