Local celebrity Jeanette Aw was almost pickpocketed during her recent trip in Spain. She related her experience in an Instagram post with the caption, “Almost pickpocketed.. So the story goes, I’m walking along the streets of Madrid and I felt a slight tug on my bag, turned around and caught this lady in the midst of very delicately unzipping my backpack. Well, I guess she wasn’t delicate enough, and I was lucky everything’s still in my bag. I think it helped that I had a scarf right on top of everything so she couldn’t find what she wanted with a small opening.. Anyway, she turned and strolled off, perhaps to find another victim.. So I was warned about the pickpockets in Spain, and I’d warn anyone else heading this way.. Do be careful. #JeanetteAw”.
While travelling alone can be immensely therapeutic and incredible for your personal growth and self-discovery, it can also be extremely daunting and scary.
So we’ve put together this list of safety tips to make your solo travel experience a safer and ultimtely more satisfying one. While some of the tips might seem overly cautious, you know what they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Photo: Jeanette Aw/Instagram
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