Dear all members. Just a quick update: British Government recently issuing a detailed information sheet for ‘survivors of rape and sexual assault’ for its citizens travelling or staying in India. “The advisory by the British Government to its citizens was released on its website recently; it stated that rape and sexual assault survivors should ‘in…[Read more]
Hi SheTravel community, I am travelling to Cape Town for 6 days over New Years. Any advice re: safety and getting around the city without a car? I intend to make use of Uber for most of the trip and organising a few excursions, just mostly thinking about the hours after it goes dark and any dos and donts. There will be a group of 4 of us in total.…[Read more]
HI Dawn, until we wait to hear back from the community, please see below for some advice. There was also a recent post from Corinna who mentioned she visits South Africa every year and has not had any negative experiences so far.
South Africa remains overall at medium risk There is a high risk of crime in South Africa, concentrated in its major…[Read more]
Hi SheTravel community, I am travelling to Burkina Faso to perform some surveillance works. Any advice? Thanks in advance
Hi Elena. Thank you for your question. I have been to Burkina Faso for a deployment late last year. Which part are you travelling to and are you travelling with someone? During my visit, for our road move in the high risk areas, we had security detail and also we made sure we had plans in place for any emergency/or security incident. As I am…[Read more]
Hi SheTravel community, I am travelling to Benin to perform some offshore works. Any advice? Thanks in advance
Hi Elena, thank you for your question. We will ask our members and also get back to you.
Hi Elena. Benin remains at medium risk and has, until recently, been one of the most politically stable countries in West Africa. Situated on the Gulf of Guinea next to states suffering long-running instability such as Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Nigeria, Benin has generally managed to avoid the ethnic, social and political problems that…[Read more]
I went to Marrakech in June and it was really hot, actually a bit too hot for me! I think there is definitely a lot to do and see there and you’ll be a lot more comfortable doing it with the weather in January rather than in the summer. Also in Marrakech when visiting the Souks/Markets and generally walking around, I’d advise to dress…[Read more]
Hi SheTravel community, please see below for a note from our member Corinna about travelling to South Africa.
I am in South Africa every year and had no negative experiences so far.
My experience is that you have to trust your feelings. If you feel uncomfortable in a situation or area, you should go quickly.
And you should be…[Read more]
I really want to take a vacation very soon and go to Marrakesh (second time). How is it there in January-February? I see that it should be around 12-15 degrees. Would you go there at that time or rather choose some further month?
PS! In case of any recommendations on shopping (in addition to Djemaa El Fna), please let me know 🙂 especially…[Read more]
I was hoping to do a bit of travelling in Africa, but when I spoke to a friend she was really alarmed and said that backpacking isn’t possible in Africa. I’m just wondering if anyone has any experience of travelling in Africa and whether there is much of a backpacker culture? And more importantly, whether it’s safe?
I’m going away for a few months around South East Asia, and wondered what is the best way to remain aware of different cultures’ traditions?. I know that in some places you need to cover up for example, and just want to make sure I stay respectful and aware while I’m away.
Any thoughts welcome and thanks in advance!
Hi Daisy, thank you for your question. Which countries are you planning to travel to? We have just published an article on dress codes and restrictions for women around the world: https://shetravel.co.uk/2019/10/30/cultural-restrictions-dress-codes-and-traditions-for-women-around-the-world/ If you let us know the countries you are interested in,…[Read more]
Hi Sylvia, thank you for your question. We had a similar one from one of our members about Istanbul, and our member Caroline kindly provided some top tips: “Enjoy being there.Take licensed taxis from hotels or booked for you by restaurants. If you are blond, consider a hat or covering hair as everyone else is pretty much dark haired and you may be…[Read more]
Hi Caroline, until we are waiting to hear back from our community, below are some top tips for Thailand:
-Thailand is generally safe for female travellers, however exercise caution at all times.
-Sexual assaults against foreign women have occurred.
-Crime poses a moderate level of threat in Thailand, with occasional violent crimes…[Read more]