So, I’ve been to 45 countries so far!! And yes, it’s been a ride!! Although each country has provided me with such unique experiences, there are a few countries that took a little getting used to and may be a bit hard for a beginner solo traveler to navigate. To help kick start your globetrotting journey, I’ve provided a list of four countries that are easy for a novice solo travel to navigate around, visit famous attractions, and also feel super safe!!
So of course, I’m gonna start the article off recommending my favorite city in the world. PARIS!!!! There is just no other city like it. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Paris was the first country I solo traveled to. Safe to say that starting my solo journey in Paris, gave me the confidence to go from country #1 to country #45 relatively quickly. I recommend flying into CDG airport when arriving in Paris. Also, for safety reasons, DO NOT accept any transportation services from ANYONE besides the official airport taxi kiosk. Haven’t we all seen the movie Taken? As far as hotel or Air B n B, I definitely recommend staying in the 16th Arrondissement.
Here’s the Air B n B I recommend
. It was super safe and right near Champ Elyses. The Air B n B was located in a super Safe building that was well lit and very quiet. So if you’re traveling solo as I do, you’ll definitely feel safe. The apartment also came with a balcony, as well as a washer and dryer which is PERFECT for travelers.
The 16th district also has hookah lounges. I’ve been to several hookah lounges and here’s the one I have the MOST fun at
!!! Chez Maram is the BEST!! The staff is great, they let you play your own music if it’s not too busy!! They have WIFI that’s strong, and you can really sit in their with your laptop and just chill and smoke. Plus, the best part is.... THEY SPEAK ENGLISH!!!
The 16th district offers amazing views of the Eiffel are super amazing, and most importantly I felt VERY safe. There were so many tourist that walked the streets that I definitely felt safe as I walked the streets at night. If you’re looking for a city that allows you to safely tour, enjoy beautiful views, and comes with a nice vibe, Paris is a great place to start.
Prague, Czech Republic
OMG!!!! Prague felt like “Little Paris” to me. I absolutely loved it. I stayed in the Old Town Section of Prague. The views of the astronomical clock and the cathedral were absolutely amazing. I had the time of my life!! I walked along the Charles Bridge, which is reminiscent of the Sienna River in Paris. I walked to John Lennon Wall, and even spray painted my mom’s name on the wall. I felt super safe in Prague, and literally walked the streets until 2 AM, as I visited clubs, and hookah lounges alone. They also had a ZARA store there, so I was super happy about that!!! Check out my lovely Air B N B!! You guys this place was amazing!! The hosts were beautiful and this was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed at ever. The hosts messaged me each day to ensure I was okay, as they knew I was traveling solo. And the place had the most incredible view ever!! I’m
THAILAND!!!!! You have a special place in my heart!!!!!!!! I stayed in Phuket near Bangla Road, and had the TIME OF MY LIFE! Im very big on SAFETY!!!! And Phuket is the only city that I’ve ever been to that I allowed myself to feel comfortable enough to have several drinks at night and walk myself back to the hotel room. But please don’t drink and walk. I took a day trip to Phi Phi islands, I went parasailing, received a Thai massage, and had some of the BEST food and FRESHEST SEAFOOD in my life!! It was definitely fun and super safe for me!!
Bali is the one of the most exotic, and relaxing places I’ve ever been in my life!! The people there are so friendly and peaceful. Being in Bali is so tranquil. From views of rice paddies, taking flower baths, chasing waterfalls, and being pampered by a personal butler. I also visited the monkey forest and the elephant sanctuary while there. Bali is definitely a wonderful and safe place for a solo travel beginner to get started.