3 Amazing Cities That Are Perfect For Solo Travel

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When you think about travel, are you picturing exploring new countries and cultures with friends and family? That’s the ideal travel experience for a lot of people but there’s a lot of great reasons to travel alone as well. Solo travel can be incredibly daunting because you don’t have anybody else there to help you out if things go wrong. But there are so many benefits that outweigh your fears about traveling alone. It forces you to get outside of your comfort zone and try something new, without anybody else to back you up. It’s a great confidence builder for people that struggle with their self-esteem because it shows you what you’re capable of. For some people, the joy of solo travel is simply having the chance to do exactly what you want to do without having to worry about other people. If you want to go to a country that none of your friends or family are interested in or they have a different idea of what the perfect travel experience is, going alone might be a more rewarding experience.


But even though solo travel can be a great thing, it can still be quite dangerous depending on where you go. There are a few things that you can do to keep yourself safe when you travel. First off, you need to have a rough itinerary for your trip that you should give to a friend or family member. That way, if something does happen to you, they’ll have a good idea of your recent movements. It’s also important to protect your money and passport etc. so split it up and keep it in different bags so if one gets stolen or lost, you don’t lose everything. You should also use a travel wallet that straps to your body so you can’t get pickpocketed easily. Researching your chosen country beforehand is important too. There are a lot of scams directed at travelers, particularly people that are alone. If you do a little research you’ll be aware of what those scams are and the different danger areas that you can avoid etc.

All of that stuff is important but your choice of destination is perhaps the most important thing, especially if you’re traveling alone for the first time. With that in mind, here is a list of some of the best and safest countries for traveling solo.



Rome is a great city that has so many amazing things for you to do and you can enjoy most of those things on your own. The people there are very welcoming so you’ll be fine if you get lost and you need to ask for directions. Part of the joy of visiting Rome is just walking around and seeing the amazing architecture in the city. If you’re a history lover, this is the place for you because you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the Roman Empire and visit some amazing sites like Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Forum. There are plenty of great places to stay while you’re there but the prices can be a little high if you go for hotels that are near the city centre. You might be better off renting an apartment from Airbnb because you can get a more central location for your money.

Italy is, of course, famous for its great food and quaint cafes with some of the best coffee in the world. There are plenty of laid back places to eat and drink where you won’t feel out of place on your own.



Singapore is one of the most interesting cities in the world because it blends traditional Asian culture with a modern metropolis, so whatever you’re looking for, you’ll probably find it in Singapore. It’s a very safe city so it’s ideal for solo travelers as well. You can easily find a great room for rent in Singapore that won’t cost you too much but the flights can be quite expensive and the cost of living over there is fairly high so it might be an expensive trip. However, there are are a lot of great things you can do that won’t cost that much so you could do it economically if you really want to. There are some amazing temples and shrines around the city that give you a great insight into the cultural heritage of this unique city. But if you don’t really go for that, take a wander around and admire some of the awe inspiring modern skyscrapers that make up the impressive skyline.

If you want some retail therapy, Singapore is the ideal place to do it. It’s famed around the world for its great shopping districts where you’ll find the biggest fashion brands in the world. If you’re not bothered about shopping and you want something a little more relaxed so you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city, there’s even a man made beach there.

All of that stuff is great but one of the most amazing things about visiting Singapore is the food. It’s a multicultural city that has people from all over Asia living there. That means there is a huge mixture of cuisines there so you’ll get to sample a cross section of authentic food from around the continent as well as some great modern fusion dishes.



Reykjavik in Iceland has been rated as one of the safest cities in the entire world so if you’re traveling alone and you’re a bit apprehensive about it, it’s the ideal city. But the safety of the place isn’t the only reason that you should go there because it’s got so much to offer. It’s a very unique city so you’ll have to deal with a bit of culture shock but once you get used to it, you’ll absolutely love it. It’s the natural features that bring people to Iceland and you won’t find anything else like it in the world. It’s one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights (just check what time of year is best to go because they’re not always visible.) The Blue Lagoon is another great natural feature that you should visit while you’re there. It’s a beautiful geothermal spa where you can relax in the hot springs.

There are also some great museums like the National and Saga museums that chart the interesting history of the country’s Vikings. There are some beautiful art galleries in the city as well, housing collections of traditional and modern works from around the globe.

The food in Reykjavik is delicious and sometimes unexpected as well. You’re probably expecting the traditional, hearty food like the amazing lamb soup but you probably didn’t think that hot dogs are Iceland’s favorite food. There are some great hot dog stands dotted around so make sure that you try one while you’re out there. Reykjavik is one of those cities where you can have an amazing time just wandering around and taking it all in. You’ll get breathtaking views of the harbor and the mountains to the north and the cute colorful houses look amazing in the snow.

Traveling on your own can be incredibly scary the first time you do it. When you first land, you’ll probably feel like you’ve been thrown in at the deep end but after a day or two when you get yourself acquainted, you’ll start to enjoy the freedom of traveling alone. When you get back from your trip, you’ll feel a great sense of achievement.

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Top Asian Destinations You Have To Try Once

The continent of Asia is so sprawling and massive that you could easily spend your entire lifetime travelling around it and still not quite discover it all. There is a very good reason why so many travellers enjoy Asia above all other parts of the world, and it is because there is just so much to explore other witch you can uncover. It also happens to be a cost-effective way of travelling, as generally you will be paying much less than in other parts of the world. But if you are keen to visit Asia, whether for your first or fiftieth time, you will want to know what kinds of destinations within it are most likely to be the best to visit. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the top Asian destinations which you should consider, regardless of whether or not you have travelled Asia before and how experience you may or may not be.


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Thailand is one of the most visited places in the world, and its beautiful capital city of Bangkok is the number one most visited city anywhere in the world. Clearly, then, it is a relatively tourist-friendly place, and for this reason it can be a great introduction to the world of Asian travel for a newcomer Westerner to the Asian trail. If you want to get into Asian travel easily and slowly, then you will find a brief stint in Thailand is perfect for that, especially if you choose to go to the capital of Bangkok. You can see many Buddhist temples and sights, and you might even find that you are surprised at just how accessible and friendly everyone is as well. There’s no doubt that Thailand is an easy travelling experience, and if you are like many others before you it might be enough to get you a little addicted to the whole prospect of travelling around Asia at all. That being said, for a first-timer it could still be considerably eye-opening, and a small measure of culture shock is no strange thing. But all in all, you are likely to be able to just have a great time exploring this amazing and friendly country.

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Ranked ninth in the world for tourist arrivals, Malaysia is in a similar league to Thailand, in that they are not exactly strangers to tourists. But while Thailand is essentially extremely tourist-based, Malaysia is somewhat less so. This means that you are both more likely to feel a little culture shock, and more likely to feel that you are genuinely experiencing something real, and not just a touristy version of something. All of this makes Malaysia a profoundly singular place to visit, and it is likely to be a good place for the new traveller or the experienced traveller alike. With many of the most beautiful natural and man made sites in the world, you won’t get bored of what there is to see, and you will find that they are, on the whole, a welcoming and loving people. If you find apartments for rent Malaysia can be an easy place to stay, and it should be a pretty straightforward kind of travelling on the whole. What’s more, you will be delving into some of the real parts of Asian travels which many other Westerners never truly get to see.



Many parts of Asia are primarily Buddhist in belief, but only Nepal can rightfully claim a kind of ownership of the Buddha himself, it being his actual birthplace over two and a half thousand years ago. As you would imagine, therefore, Nepal is generally a pretty spiritual and calm place to live, and its people do happen to be amongst the most welcoming and friendlist on the planet. Nepal travel is, however, much more off the beaten track than somewhere like Thailand or even Malaysia; you should expect to have a really eye-opening time of being truly a part of a ramshackled culture, and you will find that it is enormously refreshing as a culture and a way to live. Tourism is the vast majority of their GDP, however, so again it is hardly as though you will be the first tourist they have ever seen. Most tourists to Nepal go for trekking tours around the foothills of the Himalayas, which is the kind of experience that you will be likely never to forget as long as you live.


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For many, India is the jewel in the crown when it comes to Asian travel, and it’s not hard to work out why. It is something of a spiritual wellspring for many people too, and probably you will have heard stories about westerners going to gain enlightenment or find themselves, or many other similar kinds of tales. But whether or not you are eager to achieve such ends yourself, India is still a phenomenal unique experience and something that you should seriously consider at least once in your life. From the busy and famously smelly capital of New Delhi to the many eye-opening slums around the country, and some truly beautiful beach resorts in the stunning towns of Goa and Rikashesh, India has to much to offer that you would do well to give it a proper month or two of travel at least. It’s the kind of experience that may change you dramatically, and you should absolutely prepare yourself for that before you travel.


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If you are looking for a truly cultural hit, then you should absolutely consider Japan as well. This is one of the world’s superpowers, and yet is nestled in amongst many of the world’s poorest countries, all of which gives it a certain special feeling which you can’t shake. Because we receive so many ideas about their culture here, it is the kind of destination whose reputation precedes it, but as usual that is likely to be far from your actual experience of the country in question. A great place for technophiles and nature lovers alike, it’s certainly worth putting this somewhere high on your to-do list.


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