How to travel around as a woman??

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1. Posted by Kimmetje_8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I plan on going to Thailand on my way to Australiƫ, but I've heard a lot of scary stories about women travelling on their own.
Does anyone have tips for me about what's the savest way tot go about? Maybe you also got some sightseeing tips, or you know about a nice place to stay. Please let me know!

Thanks a lot!!

2. Posted by stucavs (Budding Member 10 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I believe that Thailand is a safer place for single women travelling than Australia!
I would suggest that if you use the same level of care that you would use in your hometown in similar situations, you will have no problems at all.
Thai men in the most part are courteous and respectful.
As for thailand travel tips, if you're coming to North Thailand, don't miss out on Chiang Dao!!

3. Posted by brigiboo (Full Member 22 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


Any thoughts on Italy? Or rather Italian men and how to deal as a lone American traveller?

4. Posted by Aman (Full Member 59 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hello friends,

Why you all women are so afraid from men ? you talked about men in Australia, Thailand or even Italy or anywhere around the world . Is it a matter of security or the psycology of men as well as women. I think by nature men are more helpful then women as women are generally jealous . Though i apologize in advance to those who are not like that. As it is a fact and not a universal truth. Exceptions are always there but in general i think men are cooprative and helpful. Do you still feel men as a matter or concern while travelling to a new country ?

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 6782 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Although you make some interesting points Aman, I must admit Italian men. for example, do seem quite daunting to women. Hollering out to women seems like a tradition in Italy :) My best advice to females is to see it as a bit of fun and that's it. I don't think they mean any harm by it.

Kim, I don't think you need to worry when you are travelling to Australia. There are plenty of single women travelling around here and people are fairly civilised believe it or not! Anyway, who am I to talk as a male


6. Posted by bigpeter (Budding Member 12 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

How to travel around as a woman??

Well, you'd need a mini skirt, some lip stick, high heels thats sort of thing. ha ha, comedian of the year.

In thailand the women are more scary than the men! its us that have to worry ;) but seriously, you'll be fine in asia. Just don't take risks, and have a bit of common sense etc.

7. Posted by belz (Budding Member 2 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I used to be in Thailand by myself as a woman, nothing happened like scared things we imagined in our mind. And I met a very good Chinese who told me some intesesting things there (many Chinese lived there) on the borning travelway. One remark that there is a long queue for taxi in front of the airport in the Friday afternoon, so avoid that period if you can (I don't know whether it's same for every afternoon). And as I know Thailand people are willing to help if you got question.

8. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I travelled Europe by was really fun to be friend with loneliness, but i still have to say---travelling around as a woman isn't very ....rational:D like when i was in France....guys just came up to me and talked to me,which made me extremely Amsterdam, i was almost stolen twice:S
i think u should have a mate to go with:)
travelling is the best experience a person can ever have, but...what should i say?.....:) safety is beyong anything:)
have fun:)

9. Posted by yamseng (Budding Member 12 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi, do yourself a favour and buy or borrow a copy of LP's Thailand before setting off. They have a whole section on woman travelling alone and also on Gay and Lesbians. You take your western cultures and values to Thailand at your own risk. A woman travelling alone in Asia (and for that matter Italy, Greece, France, Australia, USA, UK, etc) is definitely at a higher risk than travelling with another female or male companion. As in business, the higher the Risk, the higher the "expected" Return. Nothing in Life is for sure so who knows.

Wishing you a wonderful time in Thailand. It's a most beautiful country but it's the people you meet along the way that makes it special.

10. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Lonely Planet makes a lot of errors on the version of China.....a lot of telephone number of hotel are not the hotel they refer to.....which caused many troubles.....:(