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Safe Destinations to Travel Solo

Thursday, 03 November 2016
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Love to wake up with an open heart and pinch yourself, to see if itÔÇÖs really you? Well, thatÔÇÖs how solo travel feels. Nourishing the human spirit, traveling alone feeds oneÔÇÖs soul with perspective, self-awareness and excitement that even the best personality development programs canÔÇÖt teach.

However, are your solo travel plans hurdled due to safety concerns?

HereÔÇÖs our list of safe destinations for unaccompanied exploration. Our suggestions are based on the Safe Cities Index 2015, an Economist Intelligence Unit report. The destinations have been declared safe keeping in mind digital security, health security, infrastructure safety, and personal safety. The world is not such a bad place after all!

Solo travel destination

1 Japan

While prepping for Olympics 2020, Tokyo and Osaka have been declared one of the safest cities in the world. Travelling alone, you can explore accommodation options such as hostel stays, couch surfing, capsule stay or home stays to connect with the warm locals to appreciate their culture and tradition. DonÔÇÖt miss to see the fall foliage and dine at the interesting themed cafes along the neon lit streets of Tokyo!

2. Singapore

The city in a garden, Singapore is rated as the second safest place in the world. A land of contrast, Singapore is an ideal location for shopaholic solo travellers, as itÔÇÖs equipped with an efficient public transportation, ultra-modern malls, and delicious food. If you feel hotels are boring and expensive, try bed and breakfast or capsule hostel options for fuss-free economical stay.

3 Scandinavia

A dream destination for solo travellers, Nordic countries such as Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have the lowest crime rates and the highest quality of life across the world. To experience the best of Nordic fairy-tale you can stay at castles or manor houses. You can also opt for accommodations at farmhouses or cottages and laze around the rolling meadows and azure lakes to experience the Scandinavian countryside.

4. Australia

Fun and lively, Australia is one of the safest destinations to travel. Cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are known for their culture of music and backpacking stories. So the locals are very warm and friendly towards solo travellers. Opting for short stay apartments is a good alternative to bond with locals and avoid expensive hotels.

5. UAE

Oozing opulence and warmth, UAE has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are architectural marvels that are beyond imagination. With man-made islands, futuristic skyscrapers, giant aquariums, biggest malls and sensational shopping arenas, UAE is the wonderland of the Middle-East. You have to spend minimum a night at the Bedouin desert camps to make the most of your trip.

Traveling solo is a voyage to self- discovery. Even though the above locales are considered safe, youÔÇÖll still need to exercise caution to avoid mishaps. Secure you original documents in the hotel room safe, and donÔÇÖt carry all the cash in your wallet. Have a dummy wallet, so that in case you are cornered, you can hand it over and escape unscathed.

If you plan on visiting more than one country, then ensure you carry your multi currency travel card. Several cards offer up to 16 world currencies, POS payments, ATM withdrawals, interest rates locking facility and also free travel insurance.

So, where would you like to travel solo?