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Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

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Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Hi,

I'm in my late 20's and i've never been on a vacation alone. I'm not a big party girl. I'm looking for a place with a mixed crowd, beautiful relaxing scenery, and somewhere i wont feel to uncomfortable being alone. any suggestions?

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1. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

If backpacking have you thought about South America or Asia?

I have met many singles backpacking around and they generally meet many others in the same situation when staying at Hostels and most will have the same general itinerary so you may not be traveling single for long : )

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2. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Belize, Panama, Costa Rica - so many choices and you really haven't given us a lot of information on what you're looking to do.

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3. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Number one destination with me was Japan. Its a simply awesome destination with so much to see and do. You will also be there during the Cherry blossoms. The people are great, transportation, especially the trains are awesome and the sights live up to expectations and beyond.. You might want to invest in a Japan rail pass. The main cities are Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka with loads more once you start researching. You can even stay at an authentic buddhist temple which is a great experience. Incidentally once you have the ticket and rail pass Japan is affordable. Food is reasonable and plentiful and transport within cities themselves is pretty cheap. Entrance to many of the temples etc average about 500-600 yen which is less than $10. Btw it is also a very safe country.

Other suggestion would be India - its one of those countries everybody should go to with lots to offer and cheaper than Japan. Wherever you decide have a great time.

Angie

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4. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

If this is your first solo trip, do you feel comfortable travelling to non English speaking destinations.. or do you speak more than one language?

Do you know what time of year you want to travel, and just as importantly, do you have a total budget?

How far do you want to travel in terms of flying/train times?

How well do you know your own country ? Are there. places that you've always wanted to visit? This may be a good starting point for your first solo travel.

Once you have made your own first trip, (think of it as a test run), you may feel much more confident to look even further afield.

Do come back with more information, and you'll find many other solo travellers on this site that will be very happy to give you ideas and practical advice.

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5. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Do you want to travel in your country?

Or do you want to go far away?

There are so many great cities in the USA, why not California (San Francisco, LA, San Diego,...).

Otherwise British Columbia in Canada with cities such as Vancouver and Victoria are easy to discover on your own (and great for scenery).

Japan is also a great choice as angietravels1 says.

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6. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Damascus, the capital city of Syria, offers both the solo traveler, groups and families, a taste of all the delights of the mysterious Middle East. The old walled city of Damascus is older than time itself. Every footstep you take within its ancient walls is a step trodden by biblical characters many centuries before you. Intricately decorated doors and gateways open into fragrant gardens and glimpses of family life are revealed for all to see as you make your way to one of the historic sights.

If you love silence, Damascus has places of quiet reflection in her many churches, mosques, monasteries and parks. Outside these, however, the city itself vibrates with the very sounds and rhythm of daily life. Donkeys meander along the laneways carrying cartloads of watermelons for you to sample, corn on the husk is boiled in giant cauldrons as you walk by. The variety is endless. The sellers cry out their wares and this all adds to the charm and atmosphere.

Eating meals in a former palace is part of the regular dining experience. The loveliest eating places are the restored old Arabic houses with large central courtyards citrus trees, vines, and famous Damascene Jasmine flowers. These houses used to be palaces from the Ottoman, French and Mamloukan eras where the rich and famous used to live. Food is very affordable in Damascus and an entire family, vegetarians in particular, will easily find something to their taste. In Damascus restaurants and eateries are plentiful and serve a large range of Middle Eastern food and wine at its best.

Syria offers a dry, warm climate in spring and a hot summer which brings a melting pot of travelers from all over the world to experience the famous hospitality. The most popular leisure activities appear to be to hang out at venues like the many taverns, bars, cafes, and wine house, or just to enjoy a falafel roll or a shawarma, a visit to a Hammam (Turkish bath) enjoy a Dervish show. or listen to the Hakawati (story teller)at Nofara cafe.

You can stay at famous Boutique Hotels (Hotels De Charme) or, also in the Old City, old houses converted to 4/5 star special hotels. These are the buzz word at the moment. You can spend a few days strolling around in the old walled city if you choose to. The whole wall of Damascus is so valuable to history it is heritage listed by UNESCO.

Apart from Damascus you can visit and walk amongst the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Bosra, Krak De Chevaliers, Aleppo, Tartous the Med beach and many other cities.

If you have 2-3 weeks you can also visit neighbouring countries like Jordan with famous Petra and the Dead Sea and of course Baalbeck and Beirut in Lebanon.

Travel by car from Damascus is only a 2 hour drive to Amman or Beirut.

Here is a taste of Syria by Holly Morris

pilotguides.com/tv_shows/…syria.php

here is where you can get the CD

www.globetrekkerstore.com/dvdsyria.html (but... shipping only to N. America) - International Store (www.GlobeTrekkerStore.co.uk), stock not yet confirmed.

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7. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Southern Europe??Turkey, Greece, Italy should all be warming up cooler nights. But quite safe to.

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8. Re: Best place for a single female to travel alone in april?

Everyone is different in terms of how they take on new challenges (e.g., traveling alone). Some people wade in with shorter trips closer to home, and some dive in with long trips to far away destinations. It is hard to make a recommendation without knowing more about you:

1. How many days do you have for this trip and what is your budget?

2. How experienced a traveler are you in general and within specfic geogprahic areas?

3. Where have you traveled to previously that you liked/disliked and why?

4. Are you open to both domestic and international travel?

5. Do you speak any languages besides English?

6. What kind of things do you want to do on your trip?

7. What would make you feel uncomfortable about being alone? I'm asking this because I think that there are different factors that make people uncomfortable (e.g., safety fears, concerns about gettng lonely or about how others will perceive you, fears about not being able to communicate with others or get around your destination, etc.), and there would be different recommendations depending on your specific concerns.

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