Solo travel

May 18th, 2001, 07:18 AM
  #1  
Lindsey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Solo travel

I have a week's leave due in June, and I'm considering a trip on my own. I have never travelled solo before, so I'd be grateful for any advice. I live in London, and will be travelling on a limited (but not tiny) budget. I have been thinking about a trip to one of the smaller Greek islands, as my idea of a perfect holiday would be an unspoilt beach, turquoise sea and a great novel - does anyone have any experience of travelling alone in Greece? Safety tips for a young female traveller also gratefully received!
 
May 18th, 2001, 07:37 AM
  #2  
Darlene
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
You need to rent the movie "Shirley Valentine" (British-made, in the 1980s I think)!
 
May 18th, 2001, 07:41 AM
  #3  
ALW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
To be honest, I much prefer travelling alone. I have not been to Greece, but I have been to Sicily and along the southern coast of Italy, which I have been told has a semisimilar atmosphere. Be forewarned: you will be noticed. Obvious attention will be paid to you. However, in my experience it was completely nonthreatening. While some men may go out of their way to make contact with you (or even follow you around), they will respect your physical boundaries (again, in my own experience). As long as you can recognize the possibility of this situation occurring and think you'll be ok with it -- go, enjoy, relax !
 
May 18th, 2001, 12:40 PM
  #4  
Sara
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Lindsey, I went to Europe alone last year and had such a wonderful time that I will be there again this year. I am more of a sight seeing person but I am sure you will have wonderful time relaxing on a beach. I moved around alot so had a chance to meet people on trains and very much enjoyed chatting with someone for an hour or two and then being on my own. Just don't go out late at night or doing things that you know would be unsafe at home and you will be fine.
 
May 21st, 2001, 01:56 AM
  #5  
Lindsey
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thank you!
 
May 21st, 2001, 03:44 AM
  #6  
Simon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Great way to see the world, but since you are female, I would avoid southern europe, unless you don't mind being harressed. Wouldn't mind my sister/daughter travelling alone to northern europe though.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:13 PM.