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  1. Ivana Split

    Such a well written post! It is not fair but as women we are more likely to get targeted, attacked or robbed and that is something we should take into consideration. When planning a solo travel as a female, I think it is important to really think ahead and minimize our risks in any way we can. Your post was very helpful in that it stressed how we should never relax so much that we forget about safety precautions. I like that you shared your Iceland experience, pointing out that even in the safest country in the world one can be a victim of a crime if one makes oneself an easy target. You also showed that this can be a complex question. What is safe for someone might not be safe for somebody else. Some people might feel very uncomfortable having to cover their hair or having to be dressed very conservatively- and if somebody feel so extremely uncomfortable or preoccupied with a certain location perhaps it is best to look for some other? As you showed in this post, there are many factors to be taken into consideration. Like with any travel, you have to ask yourself what country is the best fit for you and what do you really want to see and experience.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Ivana, I agree—it’s not fair that we are more likely to be targeted…but until that is not the case, we need to stay vigilant. And I agree with everything you said. Thank you for sharing!

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