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Travel alone around EURO countries for 2-3 mths. Ur opinion?

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1. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

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Hi there

After my studies, I wanted to travel alone around the EURO countries. It was suppose to be a group thing with my friends but then when I found that I could actually choose my destinations without any considerations (free spirit). Some of my friends are concerned about my safety and advised me to actually go with groups of friends.

I want to know what's your opinion on this before I actually decided to travel alone or not? I'm quite confused right now because of the safety issue. I'm a solo female traveler and also an Asian (dress like local doesn't actually help me to blend in with the locals) ;)

=D

2. Posted by lonetraveler (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

I have always wanted to go to Paris but no one I knew had the funds or the desire to go, so I decided to go on my own last summer. I, like you am a female and everyone told me that I should wait for someone to go with me because they were worried for a young (I was 25) female to go alone because I was going to be kidnapped like that movie Taken. I didnt listen and I flew from Las Vegas to Paris and was there for 5 days alone and it was amazing!
My opinion is if you are smart and relatively cautious you should have no problems! And dont worry about "blending in" Europe like the US is a melting pot of all cultures and ethnicities! And whats funny is I'm half Japanese and half German and Im planning a trip to Japan next year and I will not blend in at all seeing as how I look 0%
Happy and safe travels!!!

3. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

thx lonetraveler!!

galz like you traveling alone do give me some courage in standing firm in my decision. :D ROFL at the movie Taken. Thx for the encouragement. I'm 22 this year so I really can't wait to travel around. WOOOWW!! Paris for 5 days!!! I can't wait to go Paris myself but then I won't be spending so much time down there. Prolly around 3 days.. =(

KEWL!!! I'm wishing you having fun in Japan but with the turmoil going down there recently. Is really sad.. =(

4. Posted by lonetraveler (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

In most euro cities they have the hop-on hop-off busses and I found them to be great! I used it in Paris and I saw everything that I wanted to see and then some. Its like a tour bus that allows you to hop-on and hop-off (lol) whenever and how often you like. It also helped me get my barrings in the city so when I was walking around I never got lost. Also they provide great little maps with pictures for the directionally challenged like me

5. Posted by lonetraveler (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Quoting mkey_gal

thx lonetraveler!!

KEWL!!! I'm wishing you having fun in Japan but with the turmoil going down there recently. Is really sad.. =(

I know its sooo horrible. My grandma just got a hold of our family who live in Sendai City and they are all ok. I am so happy!!!

6. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

thx for the info!! =))

i'm glad hearing ur family is safe... ^^

7. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

Hi mkey_gal,

When I was travelling with my girlfriend who's from singapore, her family and friends had exactly the same concern as yours.

I can tell you that travelling around alone in europe is no more dangerous than walking in the center of singapore daytime.

There are millions of girls who had done the same without any problem. For europeans, it is quite normal to travel around in europe, families would easily send their 18 year old daughter to another country to travel or to study.

I know it will be difficult to convince people at home but you will be perfectly safe!

8. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

kichikacha

Thx for extra insight. =D. Hope parents tend to worry much but that what parents do.. ROFL.. But I heard about how Barcelona being the hub of thieving. My concern would go to that place...

Carmen

9. Posted by shepalie (Budding Member 9 posts) 5y

You could try doing a bit of both! I'm a 21 year old girl, and last summer I went to Europe for two months. I started out with family in Ireland (where my grandparents are from), and then met up with three friends for London and Paris, and broke off on my own for a bit, met some girls in Rome, and visited a friend's uncle in Prague... I called it "loose group travelling." I had friends in Europe at the same time, and we met up but had completely different experiences. I found it really reassuring at the beginning to have people to share with while I got comfortable being abroad, but breaking off on my own was amazing!

10. Posted by mkey_gal (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

Shepalie

O.o~~~ Kewl!! I have a friend who might want to tag along for a month after that i'm alone.. I'm still planning on it... Can i know to how many countries u traveled in 2 mths? Maybe some intresting place you would recommend.. =D... Since u did well, I think i hav no prob???? LOL