Traveling to a new place can be daunting, especially when you are unfamiliar with the language or when you are alone. Backpacking and traveling has almost become a right of passage for teenagers transitioning into adulthood. However, it’s not as easy as just getting a plane ticket and going. Here are some things many travelers, especially women, are concerned about:
Many countries have lots of petty crime, like pickpocketing. Imagine going to a new country, ready to explore and shop, but then find out that your wallet and credit cards are all missing. You can’t call home because of the time difference, you don’t have an address they can send a new card to, and what are the chances that the police find the culprit? It can really ruin your trip.
After the thrilling 2008 movie “Taken” it is almost impossible to travel without thinking of the possibilities of kidnapping. Apparently something as harmless as splitting a taxi or an uber can put you in danger, when in actuality you were just trying to save a buck. Even though this may not happen as much as we worry about it, is has become a cultural horror story.
Being safe at du’ club
What better way to explore a new city than by food and drink? In many European countries, the nightlife goes much later than it does in the states. Many find themselves out on the streets or on their way home intoxicated in the middle of the night. This is a prime time for getting lost or being found in an unsafe situation
Not being from that particular city, it is extremely easy to find yourself on the wrong street and in a sticky situation. Developing countries especially have high amounts of disparity from neighborhood to neighborhood when it comes to safety. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way to know what areas to away from.
An invasion of privacy and space can be the most jarring experience, especially if it happens in public and with a weapon. What resources do you utilize when that happens? What if you get hurt? Where is the nearest hospital? What is the phone number for the police? What if they don’t speak english and you can’t communicate with them?
If you find yourself relating to these concerns, we have a solution for you! Sayfer® is your modern safety community. Sayfer allows you to see what crimes are happening in an area, navigate yourself home on the safest route, and report crimes so that others can avoid crime ridden areas. Sayfer aims to build a community of shared knowledge of crime in a timely manner in order to ensure safety and peace of mind, especially in a new area. Next time you are in a new place or even in your hometown, use Sayfer to ensure safety for you, your friends, and your family!