I have traveled solo. I went overseas and most of the time I spent is at airports, hotels and public spots. It depends on the country of course, but generally, it is safe to travel solo. But some countries are not safe to travel solo, such as Mexico City, Indonesia, Thailand, especially in Bangkok. Mexico City is notorious for kidnapping, Indonesia is not safe because there are a lot of crimes such as robbery, pickpockets and even kidnapping. Thailand is also not a safe place because there are many robbers and pickpocket.
I also advise to walk in public only during noon. It is not safe to walk in some countries at night alone (above 10 pm).
If you are going to tourist spots outside the city, I really recommend a guide. Not only the guide will help you to find places easier but also it is safer to travel with a company. Make sure the guide is from a reputable company and can speak clear basic English.
I traveled a lot during my younger days. today I still travel alone overseas to meet people.
· 4 months ago