Women need to know they have options that are safe and affordable. You can be perfectly safe staying with a host family or at a hostel. Choose accommodations in populated areas and use verified reviews to guide your decisions. In addition, seek advice from fellow travelers and locals if you are unsure about where to stay. Share your itinerary. Similarly, make sure you have emergency contact information on you at all times, and not just on your phone. Use technology to your advantage.
Familiarize yourself with the area. Check maps and travel guides before leaving on your route to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood. Burying your nose in a map can make you more vulnerable to pick pocketing. Exude confidence and walk with purpose. Instead, be confident and ask nearby business owners for assistance if you needed.
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