Questions on issues affecting traveling women.

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How safe is public transport in San Francisco for a female travelling alone?

I am planning to visit San Francisco but I am unsure about public transport reliability and safety, being a lone female traveller. How good and safe is public transport in San Francisco?
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Is a male guardian required for women skiing in Iran?

NY Mag's article Vogue Left Out a Few Things About Skiing in Iran claims that women need a male guardian to go skiing, citing a 2011 Washington Post article. (The Islamic term for this is mahram) The ...
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Should I travel to Morocco alone as a young female?

I've already booked a flight for a one-week long winter holiday to Morocco. Due to a great change of circumstances (=breakup), my partner won't accompany me on the trip. I have never been to Morocco, ...
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Safety in Warsaw Poland

Just want to be prepared, with no intention of judging or whatsoever, I have some questions about safety in Warsaw: Is it safe to stay in a dorm? I've read some reviews where the person get robbed ...
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Are women required to wear skirts to get into some tourist sites?

There is mention of not wearing short skirts; does that mean skirts are required for women when wanting to visit places like churches, the Vatican, etc.
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Oman visa for a young Morrocan woman

As I hear a lot of talks about Oman goverment not giving visa for young morrocan travellers. Does it still exists? Is there any possibilities of getting a tourist or visit visa for a girl from morroco ...
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What makes a backpack a women's backpack?

I was looking around a bit for new backpacks, and encountered, as examples this 55L+10L backpack and 70L+10L backpack. The first one is especially designated as a women's backpack. Why? Only because ...
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Safety considerations for solo female business traveller in Mexico

I'm heading to León in Mexico next week in a business capacity. Other than the usual precautions that solo female business travellers normally take (don't go looking for trouble, have an emergency ...
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Precautions to take when travelling alone around Ireland

I am thinking of visiting Ireland during October (Dublin, Cork, Killarney and ring of Kerry). That will be my first time travelling alone. As a woman I am already in a disadvantaged position. So what ...
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Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?

When I was in Tbilisi (Georgia), during my one week trip, 3 months ago, I found out in some hostels the women only dorm rooms have higher prices than mixed dorm rooms with equal numbers of bed or room ...
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What is appropriate attire for women in Muslim countries?

If my girlfriend was going to travel with me to, say, Jordan, or where-ever, should she probably wear a hijab when she's out and about in public?
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Oman Visa for Russian Women

My wife is Russian and carries a different family name in her Russian passport than mine. I carry a USA passport. she is under the age of 30 and we are planning on traveling to Oman together. What is ...
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Are non-Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia?

A link from Are there any man-only places in the world? called No Women Allowed by Fox News repeats a claim I've often heard: Women need a man, or government permission, to do just about anything ...
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Are there any man-only places in the world?

I know it is forbidden to enter to Muslim's mosques/shrines without proper Islamic cover or having your shoes during walking through temples/tombs/shrines in India and some other Hindu countries or ...
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Is there any restriction/limitation against female passengers who travel to the Arab countries of the middle east by these countries?

I was searching for visa rules of some Arab countries in the middle east which may limit or prohibit women (in relation to marital situation, age, male accompaniment, etc) to travel to their ...
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Are Japanese women visiting middle eastern countries at risk of being seen as “easy”? [closed]

I've heard that in some (but not all!) areas in the middle east, there's a stereotype held by some (but not all!) that western women are easy. From The Arab myth of western women by Khaled Diab: ...
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Is it allowed to carry “a knife” or “a pepper spray” while traveling by road in the Schengen area as a woman?

Can a solo female traveler carry a knife or pepper spray to be able defend of herself when she is on the road or when hitchhiking, or it is illegal?
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How dangerous is India for solo women travellers, or female-only groups?

Why India is not safe for solo women is an article in The Telegraph (UK) describing one woman's issues with sexual harassment in India. Some of the information there describes a worse situation than ...
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Are there any women-only places in the world?

It looks like reports of a women-only city in Saudi Arabia are greatly exaggerated. But are there any other places in the world where the population is entirely or almost entirely female? The place ...
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What class of travel is suitable for a woman travelling alone on Indian railways?

What class should a lone woman travel on a sleeper train to be safe at night?