An amazing post by the amazing Blogger- The Shooting Star..Must read if you travel Solo or want to in future
At an altitude of 3,300 meters, while hiking along the crater of Cuicocha Lake in Imbabura (Ecuador), I came to a sudden stop. The realization that I was hiking by myself in this remote terrain, with not another person around for miles – and not a care in the world – had just dawned on me.
The thing about traveling alone is, you can’t truly open yourself up to adventures if you’re constantly worried about your safety. And without a fellow traveller to rely on, you have to work a tad bit harder to curb that nagging worry in your head.
Based on sticky situations, stupid mistakes and plenty of WTF moments on my solo travels in the past 4 years, these are my practical tips for staying safe on the road:
Get a local SIM card with data
Navigating my way through Bahrain. Photo by Prathamesh KriSang.
I usually pick up a local SIM card to get internet access if…
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