Hi holy... I'm not a girl, so difficult for me to give you a considered opinion, but this blog might be useful to you: http://www.hostelworld.com/blog/solo-female-travel-nine-myths-and-one-truth/155970
#2 Xircal has been a member since 24/12/2012. Posts: 95
You're welcome holy... and good luck with your trip.
#4 Xircal has been a member since 24/12/2012. Posts: 95
The ones saying it's unsafe have probably never been on such a trip and have zero experience in the area. Some people just can't fathom travel that is not the all inclusive resort type. To each their own, but I wouldn't pay any attention to what they are saying unless they have recent first hand experiences in the areas you are going
#5 RooX has been a member since 3/3/2012. Posts: 9
One other thing worth mentioning holy... is that it's advisable to get the recommended jabs for that part of the world. These are:
1) Twinrix which is a combination vaccine and provides you with lifelong immunity against Hepatitis A & B. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis
2) DTP which provides immunity against Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio for 10 years. See these:
Both of these are courses which means after the first jab, there's a one month interval followed by the third one six months later.
If time is short, your physician can adopt a different strategy by giving you four injections spaced out over a shorter period.
Neither vaccine causes any side effects though although the muscle in your upper arm may feel a little stiff for a week or two.
#6 Xircal has been a member since 24/12/2012. Posts: 95