Single women: tips to travel safely

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According to Booking.com, there’s been a huge increase in women travelling alone. If you’re planning on travelling alone these holidays, read these tips.

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Use street smarts

You need to carry cash, a map,a guideline and phrase book. If you get lost be careful who you ask for help; rather get in the nearest restaurant to ask for directions.

Carry a slash-proof bag

If you are going to bring along your expensive electronics, a slash bag will help you feel more comfortable than leaving your belongings at the hotel.

Let someone know your whereabouts

At least one person who’s not travelling with you should have a general idea of where you’ll be.

Pack light

Nothing says “rob me” like someone wheeling four large bags along the side of the street.

Don’t keep all your cash in one place

Keep some cash in various places just in case you lose your bag.

Have hard copies of important numbers

Make sure you have contact numbers of your hotel, rental companies, cabs and location of your hotel.

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