Caravan Sonnet: The Safest Places To Visit For Solo Trave

8/23/18

The Safest Places To Visit For Solo Trave

As a solo traveller, you are free to explore the world as you please. With no travelling companions holding you back from doing what you want, you can go on an epic journey alone almost anywhere. We say 'almost,' because let's face it; some places are probably not safe to visit by yourself. Take a look at this list for some of the areas that you should think twice about visiting if you are on your lonesome.

Safety is key, and while visiting any new area can be intimidating, there are some places in the world that are perfect for anybody travelling alone. We will list some of them here, so after reading our tips for solo travel, add one of the following places to your bucket list.
Singapore
Singapore at night (image)
Not only is Singapore safe, but it's also considered one of the cleanest places to visit in the world too! Perfect for those of you who place hygiene as a priority when choosing where to travel. Thankfully, for the solo traveller, English is one of the main languages here, so you don't need to worry too much about learning the lingo. And it's a great place for long-term travel too. If you are looking to visit other parts of Asia, it's worth renting a place in one of the local towns. We favour Paya Lebar for accommodation diversity, as well as the fantastic shopping and entertainment options nearby. Check out these Paya Lebar area facts for more information.

Still, wherever you decide to visit in Singapore, you are guaranteed a great time. Old and new collide, with ethnic areas such as Chinatown sitting comfortably with the modern architecture filling the country's skylines. Despite being a relatively small island, there is a rich cultural heritage here, from Chinese to Malayan. This greatly enhances your experience, as you can not only learn more about these different cultures, but you also have a diverse selection of shopping experiences and tastes to try. And for flora and fauna enthusiasts, there is so much green, from beautiful eco-attractions, including the Botanic Gardens, to places ripe for exploration, such as the jungles of Pulau Ubin. Come for the safety and cleanliness, stay for the cultural hotspots and incredible natural beauty.

Rome
Trevi Fountain (image)
What's not to love about Rome? This is the city of romance, as you will know if you have seen such films as Roman Holiday with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. You arrive in Rome on your lonesome, and you may leave Rome with a loved one by your side. Or you may never leave at all! From the famous Trevi Fountain (throw a coin and make a wish), to the lush Pincio Gardens, these are some of the most romantic places to visit in Rome. Still, even without a marriage proposal (if that's what you come for), there are other reasons to spend time here. There are the awe-inspiring ancient landmarks, such as the Pantheon and the Coliseum. You can visit the Pope at The Vatican City. And you can tour the city's art museums and fashion high spots (this is the birthplace of Giorgio Armani and Donatella Versace) in the day, and spend time at the fabulous piazzas with its bars and diners at night, all in relative safety as you soak up the vibrant and laid-back culture of this magnificent city.

Iceland
The Northern Lights (image)
Iceland has been classified as the safest place to travel in the world, so no matter where you visit in the country, you can sleep safely at night knowing no harm will come to you. Well, it can get a little chilly so there's no escape from Jack Frost, but other than that weathered miscreant, you are perfectly safe. But other than safety, why visit? Well, thanks to the never-ending daylight over the summer, you have plenty of time to explore the region, with all of it's incredible locations. Iceland is absolutely beautiful, with the incredible Northern Lights which are visible from the end of September to the start of April, as well as the black sands of the East Fjords, the geothermal wonder that is the Blue Lagoon, and the country's famous glaciers. There are adventure trails aplenty, waterfalls to stand in awe against (perfect for your Instagram pics), and ice caves to explore. And yes, there are all the usual shopping places to visit, but let's be honest, this is one place to come to get away from the modernity of western civilization.

Amsterdam
The canals of Amsterdam (image)
Finally, why not consider Amsterdam, the so-called 'Venice of the North.' With its romantic canals, legendary nightlife, and fascinating cultural history, this is one of the safest (and friendliest) places to visit in all of Europe. Fully adapted for cyclists, you don't have to hop on public transport to get around, and as English is a common language, you don't have to rely on language guides to get to where you want to go. And believe us, there are many places to visit. Amsterdam is home to the some of the most famous breweries in the world, Heineken included. You can visit the home of Anne Frank, and dwell on man's inhumanity. For lighter fare, you can  delight your senses in the Tulip fields. You can also stand under a windmill, visit the Van Gogh Museum, traverse the delights of the local marketplaces, and visit (you knew it was coming), the Red Light District, one of the main reasons why tourists (whether they admit it or not), enjoy coming to Amsterdam every year. Considering the seedy aspects of this popular high (red) light, this is one area that isn't as safe as most, so consider finding a group or a tour guide to take you around this particular area.

Finally
So, there you have it. Shiny Singapore, Romantic Rome, Icy Iceland, or Amorous Amsterdam. Four places that we think are worth a visit, especially when travelling alone. Did any of them take your fancy? Let us know what you think, and if you do visit any of them, don't forget to send us a postcard. Happy travelling, and thanks for reading!

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