Tips for Solo Travelers to Asia
“You must go on adventures alone to find out where you belong.” A quote by Sue Fitzmaurice captures the essence of solo traveling. Navigating a foreign country brings in a sense of independence, empowerment, and freedom.
It is very safe to travel to Asia, especially for lone tourists. The crime rate is low, a chance for mugging is flimsy and violent attacks are rare. The people are warm, accommodating, and very hospitable. A very reassuring tidbit is that the English language is widely used and spoken, especially in the Southeast Asia region.
Asia is set up for tourism, and it offers an array of touristy stuff such as remarkable beaches, exhilarating nature, epic parties, calm, rich, traditional history and culture, and a killer food scene.
Come prepared with a local SIM card.
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Do some research
Knowledge is power. Go around and travel comfortably to a new place by equipping yourself with the norms, customs, tradition, and what to wear. The right amount of information can make you feel secured during your solo travels.
Travel insurance is an essential travel must-have. However, it is still best that you are always prepared. Acquire insurance with more excellent coverage and affordable.
Observe and take a look around
As you are in foreign territory, it is best if you act like the locals and blend in. Look at how they are behaving, what they are wearing and how they go about their day. Be friendly and get acquainted. The locals are very much happy to assist and help. Strike up a conversation and join workshops, social networks and group trips.
Soak in the traditional charm, scenic places and diverse mix of people. Take as many photos as you can. Every location is unique; it is not something you can see when you get back home. So take opportunities to snap a shot. Asia is an Instagram feed dream.
Navigate the public transport system. Countries like Japan and Korea have the most efficient and well-connected forms of transport. Set a day without an itinerary and wander around. You will indeed discover sightseeing places only the locals would know.
Disclose to your loved ones your plans for the day
It does not need to be a blow-by-blow account of your itinerary. It is advisable to be always on the safe side. A framework of your day disclosed to your family and friends will keep you safe, and feeling looked after.
Refrain from going out alone at night
A rule of thumb is to not go out alone at night in Asia. It depends on the city primarily, but good old-fashioned research before you travel will come in handy.
These tips will surely guide solo tourists traveling Asia. It is a part of everyone’s bucket list. Suggested countries would be the South East Asia region like Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Taiwan, South Korea and Japan are excellent travel destinations as well.