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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

Germany is a very safe place to be in, even as a woman, even when travelling alone. That includes festivals such as the Oktoberfest with obvious caveats I’ll deal with in a second. The assault series ...
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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

There were many crimes (a few cases of rape, mostly theft, robbery, and assault) during the New Year's Eve Celebrations in Cologne which have been attributed to young migrants from North Africa. The ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

Alternate Answer provided at OP's request: If travel from Europe to India is the goal and specifically flying is the problem, you can travel by ship. One option is vacation style cruise lines such ...
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Is there a guide for breast feeding etiquette around the world?

Country guides The closest I can find to a "guide" is the Wikipedia entry on Breastfeeding in Public. It has a comprehensive list of attitudes by country and continent that is a good head start for ...
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How should I expect a non-gender-conforming woman to be received in India?

As an obvious non-Indian, you will stick out either way, and however you dress, will stick out too. Otherwise, they typically consider all western habits different (or even strange, depending on how ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

Disclaimer: this is mostly personal experience, and quite outdated (2015). It depends a lot on how you define "safe" (for example, would you feel safe talking to a border guard threatening you in ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

The UK Government has travel advisories against all travel into the area of Iran within 100KM of Pakistan. Most of the rest of that path has ony "normal" advisories. Within Pakistan itself, the ...
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How should I expect a non-gender-conforming woman to be received in India?

For posterity, during the trip I only received maybe 1 catcall in 2 weeks, though I can't say for sure whether that had anything to do with how I dressed. Also people were certainly right that visibly ...
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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

Yes, they're pretty safe. The reports of the sexual assaults gained such publicity because of how loaded that topic was/is in a political sense. Although still horrible, they weren't mass rapes ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

I can answer only about Russian part of your trip. You can avoid "Kazakhstan > Uzbekistan >Tajikistan > Kyrgyzstan", Russia has a common border with China. It will extend you trip, but not too much. ...
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Safety in Warsaw Poland

I live in Warsaw whole my life. I can't answer on question 1 because I've never slept in dorm in Warsaw :) With regard to question 2 I think it's safe city but it's worth to be watchful as there ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016?

The answer to your question is rather opinion based and very much depends on your personal behaviour. Meanwhile, few people who have actually traveled to Iran will call it 'unsafe', though of course ...
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Are German festivals safe for foreigners?

All things being equal it's safer to go just about anywhere in Germany or just about anywhere in Western Europe than it is to be in the US: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Is Cambridge UK safe?

I live in Cambridge and all you’ve got to be worried about is some teenagers messing around or a Chinese tourist running in front of the road with their selfie stick. Although the town is bustling it’...
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How can solo, female travelers use public transportation safely in Rome?

(disclaimer, I'm a man) Like in most city, use common sense; know your way around, be conscious of your surroundings. I found Rome to be safe day and night (evening) in most tourist areas. When ...
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How can solo, female travelers use public transportation safely in Rome?

If you look at crime rates by city, you'll see that Rome is similar to Lahore. Rank City Crime Safety index index 1 Caracas, Venezuela 85.90 14.10 ... 80 ...
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Is it appropriate for female tourists in India to wear ball cap style hats?

It's fine, in the sense that nobody will be offended or find it particularly odd, but will it mark you as an obvious tourist. That said, assuming your profile photo is accurate, you will stand out as ...
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What is Doha Airport like for a single 17-year-old female?

Doha Airport is a very safe and clean place. You will see signs everywhere for direction and it is a delightful place to be. I have travelled through their Airport many times and I like it a lot. Also ...
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How should I expect a non-gender-conforming woman to be received in India?

India and especially Hyderabad is a conservative city, but you will find an interesting mix of modern and positively ancient in most cities. However, dressing boyishly will not really raise hackles or ...
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Does Turkey stamp passport in case of visit visa rejection?

single adult women can apply individually for Turkish visa .Turkey is a Muslim country and its requirement is different from most Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia where women cannot apply ...
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Are women required to wear skirts to get into some tourist sites?

From all the places I've been to the only ones which require women to wear long skirts were Eastern Orthodox Churches and Eastern Orthodox monasteries. Those places also require men to wear long ...
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What trousers/pants do women wear in Baltic cities in winter?

"Does fashion go out the window": there are certainly fashionable warm clothes. The fashion may evoke a rather different character, though, than at an outdoor nightclub in a tropical ...
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How safe is public transport in San Francisco for a female travelling alone?

As an extra note to what the others say, I would like to add that the stops, for example the bus stops has usually homeless people, which seek a place to sit and such. While this may sound minor, it ...
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