As a black belt in martial arts, as well as a former martial arts instructor, ladies self-defense instructor, and a female solo traveller, I highly recommend that some form of self-defense class be taken if you plan on venturing out into the world of solo travel.
Whenever travelling solo, it is imperative that we do our research to determine the best and safest destinations to visit. We ask ourselves, is it safe for a woman to travel solo to a Developing Country? The short answer is yes, absolutely!
What keeps you from travelling solo? Or from doing anything solo for that matter? Fear? The majority of the time, the answer is fear, plain and simple! Fear of the unknown.