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I’ve been traveling solo for the past few years, so I’ve learned a few things about how to save money, and stay safe while overseas. Here are my top 5 tips for traveling solo.
Traveling alone can be daunting and intimidating, but if you prepare properly and use common sense then you can have a great trip, in a new country and even make new friends.
My first solo trip was to Brazil. Everyone thought I was crazy and the scare-tactic stories were a bit much. But I understand where they were coming from. I’m a petite woman and being in a foreign country where English is not the native language could post a challenge. But I didn’t let that deter me and I’m happy that I took the plunge and made the trip.
I think going to a country where the people looked like me helped me to blend in with the locals. Most people assumed that I was Carioca (A Brazilian born in Rio) and would start talking to me in Portuguese. I learned a few Portuguese phrases and got compliments on my accent. Once I exhausted my list of phrases then I would confess that I didn’t know anymore haha. Everyone appreciated that I made the effort and would then speak in English (if they knew English).
What tips would you add to the list? Leave a comment below.
Attorney, Author, and Blogger extraordinaire! MsKibibi is the Founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of KibibiHair.com.
I'm MsKibibi, a Jamaican girl making my positive mark on the world.
I started Kibibi Hair in 2010 to help women achieve longer hair, after I grew my own hair to below waist length. Over the years, it has evolved to cover other topics including, beauty, travel and lifestyle. My goal is to help women look and feel their best.
I currently live in Miami with my two fur babies, Wisdom and Dash, but as they can tell you, I'm usually off jet-setting around the world.