Women Traveling Alone:
Sexual Hassles & Assaults
My new Travel Tales Monthly Issue No. 7 for January 2015, a monthly book-of-the-month bookazine, is now available in my eStore. Go to www.michaelbrein.com for more information and to purchase or subscribe.
Travel Tales Monthly bookazine Issue No. 7 for January 2015 con-tains among the best travel stories from my huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that I have gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during my four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world.
The January issue samples safety and security of the woman solo traveler (as well as women traveling together in pairs or very small groups)—the quest to achieve safe and secure, relatively comfort-able, unencumbered, and unimpeded travel throughout the world.
Unfortunately, travel today for anyone, and particularly for women, has increasing challenges, what with growing terror threats, the imposition of severe and strict cultural and religious restrictions of women’s rights and freedoms as well as the apparent decreasing tolerance for cultural and religious differences and diversity across certain borders around the world.
Introduction to Travel Tales of Women Alone: Hassles & Assaults
Travel Tales of Women Alone: Hassles & Assaults is divided into two parts simply because there is so much material. Part 1 appears here in the current Travel Tales Monthly issue No. 7 Jan 2015 and serves as a general introduction to this subject matter.
The unabridged, expanded forthcoming ebook Travel Tales of Women Alone: Hassles & Assaults, part ofThe Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, is a larger volume and includes both Parts 1 and 2.
Women traveling alone and surviving the many hassles and occa-sional assaults is challenging in the least. For women alone, travel mostly is exciting and relatively safe, but for many women, traveling in some countries, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, can often be traumatic and downright dangerous.
I have tales of women constantly doing battle with those who would bother and hassle them. And some women, sad to say, have simply disappeared from the market place, never to be seen again.
To be a woman and to travel alone in such forbidding places is simply not for the faint of heart. Unfortunately, many young women simply do not ‘get it,’ in that they are rather naively unaware and must be exceedingly careful and very circumspect in their interactions with men overseas.
Just because the men are well-dressed and speak your language (English), does not necessarily mean that they are to be trusted. Read these tales of women traveling alone, but be prepared for anything. Some of the tales are quite graphic.
Every woman traveling abroad NEEDS to know and prepare herself for dealing with such things. While travel is mostly adventurous and exciting, it can also be foreboding and downright dangerous.
PAY ATTENTION: Look, listen, and learn!
Please, please! If you are a woman about to travel alone in the world—please at least read these pages! If I were you, I’d really want to think THRICE about traveling to some parts of the world as a woman ALONE!
Come on! It’s REALLY a dangerous world out there. Yeah, yeah, it’s dangerous enough to walk alone in some U.S. cities as it is, let alone in the back alleys of North Africa and many other places in the third world.
Women have shared 100s of travel stories with me about how they have had to fend off—YES, even fight off—the unwanted advances of men, ranging from verbal harassment, unwanted touching, expo-sure, and, yes, even rape!
I have heard more encounters by young women relating to me “yes, I should have known better; I should have seen the signs.” And sad to say, there are some stories I’ve heard where women have simply disappeared out of market places, never to be seen again—presum-ably sold off into white slavery, even!
This is not a book designed to merely scare you—it is meant to SHOCK you into a mind space that you had better duly consider the risks and repercussions of doing any foreign trips all by your very own self!
The accounts in this ebook of women traveling alone are in some cases VERY graphic and disturbing. Be forewarned that the material contained in this ebook includes some horrific language, images, ac-tions, and dire consequences. This ebook is meant for a mature adult audience only, yet, the material contained herein needs to be com-municated in a clear and responsible manner to young and inexper-ienced girl/woman travelers who most definitely have a need to know how to travel more safely and securely.