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How to independently visit Saudi Arabia?

I've read that Saudi Arabia doesn't grant tourist visas to independent travelers. I've also read that recently they grant visas to group of travelers, if the tour is organized by a recognized tour ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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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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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?
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How do I avoid conversation with strangers while traveling?

Personally I hate traveling not just because I hate going to a new city but because of seeing strangers who are watching and trying to start conversation with me. Well talking with someone is not a ...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied child visa now that I am over 18?

I got a visa with my mother when I was 17 years old. On it was stated "Not valid unless accompanied by my mother". Can I travel to the UK alone now that I am 18?
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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have baggage to collect. I have no idea what to do after landing. What happens and where do I go first, will I be told?
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Eating alone in London

I am in London this weekend alone. Is there any restaurants that cater specifically for the single eater or have sections for single diners? Although confident, I don't think I am THAT confident to ...
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What are some strategies for keeping solo travel costs down?

As solo travellers, one often finds hotels charging for two beds in a room. Cruises charge a double occupancy for cabins, usually. Even in hostels on a regular basis I've seen this happen if you want ...
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Traveling through Europe as a minor

So I'm a 15 year old teenager who moved to Germany like 6 months ago (with my family of course) and I was wondering if I could travel alone back to my hometown in Croatia for a few days with a bus ...
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What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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Khiva to Bukhara (Uzbekistan) for solo traveller

I'm looking into how to get to Bukhara. I've been offered a shared taxi at USD 80 (200,000 soms). The Lonely Planet claims it should be about USD 15. I realise it's been a year since this was ...
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Map apps- know where I will be on route at specific time?

Is there an app that will tell me what city I will be in at a given time along my route? Eg, if I leave NY at 2am to drive to Detroit, and the estimated total commute time is 10 hours, what city will ...
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Suggestions for 15 year old ( child / teen ) travelling alone

I'm traveling to Albania from Australia next week alone. I'll be taking multiple airlines (mainly emirates) Last time I traveled overseas was when I was 12, I traveled with my family. Any things I ...
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How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers?

How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers, including overnight trains? Obviously, the usual precautions of being more mindful of belongings when travelling solo need to be ...
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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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Transfer from Geneva Airport to La Thuile

I am trying to book a last minute ski trip for the Easter weekend. I am about to purchase my flight tickets, but I'm unable to do so, because I am not sure how I can get myself from Geneva Airport to ...