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Three Safe Places for Women to Travel Solo


“Exploring the world out of harm’s way”

While the privilege of exploring the world is usually a soul-enriching experience, travelers must never lose sight of the potential dangers that could be lurking in exotic locales. Indeed, anyone heading to a new city should maintain a sense of alert vigilance in the midst of taking in different sights, sounds, and tastes. The following cities aren’t just interesting places on their own merits, they’re also widely regarded as some of the safest cities in the world, especially for lone female travelers.

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, officially the happiest country on Earth, according to the UN’s 2013 World Happiness Report. Copenhagen can be accessed in the United Kingdom from the Heathrow Airport which is located to the west of London. According to the designated Heathrow airport page on parking4less, the Long Stay and Short Stay car parks are often patrolled and monitored by CCTV cameras to ensure maximum security. In addition to stunning architecture and renowned designer-goods shopping, Copenhagen was recently awarded the 2014 European Green Capital award that recognizes cities with consistently high environmental standards. Moreover, Copenhagen is home to Bakken, the world’s oldest (426 years old, to be exact) amusement park.

bakken

Bakken, the world’s oldest (426 years old, to be exact) amusement park

Ottawa is a diverse multicultural haven that is home to several charming attractions like the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, and the ByWard Market – a world-famous farmer’s market and shopping district with a mind-boggling abundance of local produce, artisanal breads and cheeses, handmade clothing and jewelry, and other specialty items can be had for reasonable prices. Pork enthusiasts can head over to Murray Street, a charcuterie bar where a whole pig’s head (preferably ordered 48 hours in advance) is smoked and roasted for a group of eight or nine people.

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ByWard Market – Ottawa Canada

Oslo is another city brimming with enchanting attractions that can be admired and enjoyed for free. Whether it’s the collection of iron and bronze pieces at the Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park or the massive murals of the Oslo City Hall,  the 7,500 species of plants in the Botanical Garden in Tøyen or the waterfalls and iron bridges of Akerselva River, all of these places (and more) can be explored just by going for a long walk within the city.

Oslo City HallMurals inside Oslo City Hall

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