Travelling Safe

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How do you travel safely alone - especially as a woman? Conde Nast Traveller asked it's editors, journalists and readers for their tips:

“Having been robbed in a taxi in Nairobi, I would advise against driving or walking around with valuables after dark. This is easier said than done if you’re on your way to the airport, which is why it’s best to fly during daylight hours and to make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked for the duration of your trip. Don’t take your driver’s word for it—check and insist.”
–Rosemary Behan, travel editor of The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi
"For me, a huge part of feeling safe is feeling prepared. I always carry a paper map (not just the one on my phone, in case the battery dies) and a mini pepper spray. I also try to have a very good idea of where I’m going before I step out on the street."
–Isabel Weiner, undergraduate, Tufts University

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