ICYMI: Most Dangerous Travel Spots for Women Around the World
Travelling to far-flung exotic destinations can be a hugely rewarding experience that many women in the West take for granted.
For most, it is an entirely safe and liberating adventure that they will never forget – for all the right reasons.
But while wolf whistles, cat calls and belligerent taxi drivers may be an annoyance for some solo travellers, there are some countries where women may be exposed to misogyny, pestering and, in some extreme cases, danger.
She said: ‘I’m truly appalled at how unsafe and how unfriendly some places are. You can’t even enter some countries if you’re a woman, yet most travel websites just skirt around the issue and prefer to focus on what lipstick a woman should wear.
‘We’re absolutely in favour of women being adventurous and having a great time, but let’s not delude ourselves and say that women are welcome everywhere.
‘There’s a big different from going to Brazil versus Denmark as a female traveller, at least let’s be honest about what the dangers are.’
Seattle-based American blogger Stephanie Yoder has travelled extensively and says she’s always felt relatively safe on her travels, and stresses the importance separating the reality from the hype.
‘I’ve been very fortunate. I honestly don’t feel like I’ve been anywhere particularly dangerous, but I was definitely more on edge in South America than anywhere else.
‘Crime rates are higher there and tourists can be targets for muggings, so I was careful never to carry many valuables and not to be out alone after dark.’