There was a time when backpacking and solo traveling was only a fantasy for most women. While women did travel in groups or as families, rarely would a woman take a chance to travel solo given the uncertainty and insecurities about being alone in a foreign land. However, thankfully, the internet and communication technologies have made life much easier and more women are taking the leap of faith and taking up solo traveling. That being said, picking the right destinations that are safe to travel alone as well as interesting and cost-effective in terms of what they offer, is the trickiest part of solo traveling. If you are a woman who is planning a solo trip, remember that it is worth the experience. Here are some of the super fun and safe destinations that you should consider exploring as a backpacker.
Phuket is the largest and the most developed island of Thailand. Thailand itself has a lot of diversity and has so much to offer that it is next to impossible to cover the entire country on a single trip. Therefore, if you are on a shorter trip, sticking to Phuket would be your best bet since it will give you a hint of everything Thailand. There are several Phuket attractions such as adventure and amusement parks, jungle trekking, and sightseeing. You will never get bored with this breathtaking place. You can even book a trip on a ferry to explore other majestic environment and natural formations such as Maya Bay and Koh Phi Phi in the neighborhood. If you have more time at your disposal, add other areas of the country such as Krabi and Koh Samui.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is one of the many countries in the Emirates, however, the incredible number of activities and attractions that it has to offer makes it a standalone destination on its own. The best time of the year to visit Dubai is in winter, preferably around the new year, unless you don’t mind getting baked under the desert sun. Dubai is by far one of the most happening places on earth. You will be surprised how it allows you to ski down snowy slopes and scuba dive with sharks all inside a shopping mall in the middle of a desert. From amazing amusement and water parks, breathtaking beaches, majestic Arabian deserts, humongous shopping malls, and a crazy social scene, Dubai is one place that will never disappoint you.
Malaysia is an exceptionally diverse country both in terms of culture and topography. This tropical peninsula is dominated by lush green landscapes and gorgeous beaches backed by incredibly well-kept infrastructure. It is not only very budget friendly but also one of the safest countries in the world. You can explore the beautiful metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, the pristine islands of Langkawi, Perhentian a Redan, and the dense tropical rainforests in the eastern belt of the country. The country offers a unique blend of food, entertainment, attractions and culture in a very safe and homely environment.
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