Tips for solo female travelers in Cambodia

  1. Choose female hosts and/or well-rated ones
  2. Be as independent as you can
  3. Be unattractive
  4. Learn some key words and phrases
  5. Watch out for groups of men
  6. Keys are weapons and windows are exits
  7. Follow people
  8. If in doubt, sit beside a woman
  9. Trust your gut and err on the safe side
  10. Refine your gut feeling
  11. What looks safe at home might not be there
  12. Walk (more) like a local
  13. Act confident
  14. Don’t stare
  15. Be prepared to glare back
  16. Map your washrooms
  17. Use street lamps, not flashlights
  18. Having company doesn’t make you ‘chicken’
  19. Know your colour

5 more tips on not afraid to travel alone

  1. The world is not as dangerous as the media makes it seem
  2. Trust your instincts
  3. Do your homework
  4. Strangers are more likely to be helpful than threatening
  5. You know you can surround yourself with people

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