Whether it is for business or pleasure, you will see that more and more women are now traveling all over the world. Although this may seem like a good thing, you have to remember that in other parts of the world, women are viewed as weak and are unable to defend themselves. This is why you have to remember that when traveling, safety first should always be on top of other things.
So, here are some tips that women can use in order to have a much more enjoyable and also much safer trip whenever they travel abroad.
The first tip is that you should always do your research first on the country you plan on traveling to. You have to remember that not all countries are the same in regards to culture. Some countries are culturally conservative and will have dress codes that everyone should follow. Always familiarize yourself on the laws and customs of the place you wish to go to. Remember that ignorance of the law excuses no one even if you are a tourist.
A very good example would be Saudi Arabia. If you travel here, you have to remember that tourists here and even women were apprehended by the police for improper dresses. You have to remember that Islamic nations tend to be very conservative especially around women. So, never ever do obscene postures when traveling to unknown places. In fact, in some countries, it is even illegal to invite people of the opposite sex in your hotel room. And, only married couples are allowed to stay in the same hotel room.
Although fashion may always be important for you as it really does make a statement, you have to remember that what may be casual wear for you may be seen as provocative or inappropriate in other countries. Always remember that you can never go wrong with jeans and t-shirt that covers most of your body. Also, these clothes are better option than skirts if you need to run or defend yourself.
Whenever traveling, it is always a good idea to blend in with the public. Try buying a local dress and wear it to give other people the impression that you are a local and is familiar with the country.
If you want a more secure way whenever you are getting around the country, always arm yourself. Today, you will see a lot of safety devices available for sale in the market and can be brought along legally. An example would be pepper sprays, where if sprayed on the assailant’s face, it will temporarily blind them and also disable them for 5 to 6 minutes, which is enough for you to run away and get help. You can also try getting a stun gun which has an electrostatic voltage charge. This safety device will indeed give your assailant a shock of his or her life and weaken their muscles.
Whenever traveling in unfamiliar surroundings, always be alert. It is recommended that you should never carry your wallet in your back pocket. Always carry it in the front or side pockets and keep your hands in there. You have to remember that some places are notorious for pickpockets and there are even places where children working with adults can slash your pants with a blade and get the contents of that pocket. Always be cautious.
These are some of the safety tips that you should remember whenever you travel. You have to remember that as a woman, you will be much more vulnerable to attacks. By always planning ahead, you can be sure that you will be able to have a more enjoyable vacation. Whenever you plan your holiday, you need to remember that safety should always be first when traveling.
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