Who would of thought I would find trouble in Tulum, of all places? Yet there are times on the road where people will take advantage of you or your situation, which can in turn either ruin your trip entirely, or even end it for you completely. Especially as a female solo traveller, as much as we all aim for equality in all aspects of our lives, it is on the road that we may find the most problems when it comes to being female.
We are all aware that safety is key when travelling alone and it is probably safe to say, that we all as women, try not to put ourselves in to situations that could cause us harm. For example I wouldn’t go walking alone at night if the area was deemed a little unsafe and if I needed to, then I would take a taxi.
It’s all common sense and being wary of your surroundings but what happens when you do all these things yet still, you are taken advantage of? Sometimes it’s inevitable and having things stolen from you is part of the journey, no matter how safe you keep your belongings. Unfortunately I found out the hard way here in Tulum that sometimes, it’s not just the cliché theft and ‘cat calling’ that can cause us female solo travellers problems, it can be the people who pretend to be your safe haven and in the end let you down…
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