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How Sexual Harassment Changed My Attitude to (Solo) Travel

How Sexual Harassment Changed My Attitude to (Solo) Travel

A man once asked my partner to exchange me for two fifteen-year-old girls. Another squeezed my hand when saying goodbye and rubbed his finger against my palm while looking suggestively in my eyes. Yet another one rubbed his hard-on against my butt while watching a traditional dance spectacle in a crowded square. Once, a man felt free to take a look while I showered – not on a beach, I must say. Each of these happened in a different country…

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Is Northern Cyprus Safe For Solo Female Hitchhikers?

Is Northern Cyprus Safe For Solo Female Hitchhikers?

Short answer: yes. When I told my mom I left my loving husband on the mainland in Turkey and took a ferry to hitchhike around Northern Cyprus on my own for two weeks, she got really nervous. I think she even lost some sleep because of it – sorry, mom! In spite of her concerns, I felt safe and happy in Cyprus. I enjoyed the culture, the people and the food, the landscape was beautiful and I even got to…

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I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I said I loved traveling alone and I lied

I met Juan Diego in Colombia; we haven´t become particularly close as he likes to keep to himself – but after talking to him a couple of times, something clicked together in my head. Diego has walked hundreds and thousands of miles across South America, camping in the wild, playing his flute and admiring landscapes. He is a biologist and loves to watch nature, knows everything about plants and loves his calm – he is not much of a party maker. He didn´t prepare,…

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