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1. Posted by rachescapes (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

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Hi! I am going to be traveling in Asia alone as a woman and I'm a little nervous about it. I've traveled alone through Europe and Australia, but I've never been to Asia and I'm not sure how safe it will be. I know other people have done it, but what is some advice for traveling there alone? Do I take the same precautions that I would anywhere, or are there different things I should look out for?

2. Posted by Hamed.Dehghani (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

hi
which countries are you going ?

Asia east countries are safe enough (Japan, south Korea, Thailand, Vietnam , ...)
but Middle East isn’t good for an alone lady (it’s my opinion)

3. Posted by rachescapes (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

I'm starting in Bali, Thailand, and hope to go to Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia. Maybe India as well?

4. Posted by Hamed.Dehghani (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

often above countries are popular destination for tourists and enough safe

but always be care and read travel tips and warnings

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Cambodia/Warnings_or_Dangers-Cambodia-TG-C-1.html
http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Travel-g293939-c66949/Cambodia:Travel.Tips.html

take easy

5. Posted by WalkSpain (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hello
I hope your journey successful and happy.
and welcome to india , india is a great country

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7. Posted by Chloe Jay (Budding Member 11 posts) 1y

Hey Rachel. when are you goin to Bali.? :)Im doing the same start of november!

8. Posted by maps2anywhere (Budding Member 42 posts) 1y

Hey Rachel, I'm glad you took the decision to explore Asia on your own. I, however, wish to know why you are traveling alone? Why not any friend, family member is accompanying you? It is safe to tour the places alone if you know who to trust. Prepare yourself for the journey. It will be nothing less than an adventure.

9. Posted by shannonbullman (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hey! I have been living in Asia for 2 years now (1 by myself and 1 as part of couple). In general...I would say that Asia is very safe. I have walked around alone in China, Vietnam and Thailand by myself and had no problems. In these countries that I have been to...I have rarely ever experienced any catcalling and I actually feel more safe and comfortable than I do back home in the States. However, I think that these countries have a different idea about women sometimes. For example, smiling at a man or giving a wave (something that to you is just being polite) is often an invitation for them to approach you in a flirtatious way. I have had occasional run-ins with men in Asia just assuming I was promiscuous because I was foreign and traveling alone. But no one was ever aggressive towards me. I think you should just use the same caution you would anywhere and maybe try to avoid being "polite".

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