Talk:Tips for women travellers

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Another site[edit]

I stumbled on [1], a site mainly for women travellers. It seemed worth a pointer here. Pashley (talk) 19:08, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, that's all copyrighted stuff, but I wonder if we couldn't find a way to collaborate with them—really useful stuff! --Peter Talk 20:28, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

stay safe[edit]

I deleted the content of the stay safe section, as I found it wrong and patronizing. Of course female travellers face particular risks, or at least face them more than men. Nevertheless, general advise to "stay in tourist areas" and "never accept food or drinks" from strangers is ridiculous. We need to rewrite that section. I will try to make some time this week, unless someone else is tempted before then :-) JuliasTravels (talk) 21:01, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Guys.. :-)) While most of our (supposed) female contributors make no big secret of their being women when dealing with the regular community here, it seems very unwanted that you would make a list of them here. I hope you don't mind too much, but I deleted your comments regarding this. Let's keep this discussion about the article content. JuliasTravels (talk) 09:59, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Right. Sorry. ϒpsilon (talk) 10:04, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
I don't mind, and I'm sorry for being incautious. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:44, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Pakistan[edit]

I read many accounts of foreign female travellers comparing Pakistan with India when it comes to being a foreign female traveller Pakistan. While generally Pakistan is definitely not as safe as compare to India due to poor security situation, but this really surprised me that still, many see Pakistan safe for women travellers. What-more, Even Lonely Planet 2008 guide says travelling to Pakistan have less risk than it is in some western countries. So I wonder whether it is worth to mention this in Pakistan stay safe section? --Saqib (talk) 11:07, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

I'd say it's okay to mention something about Pakistan not being as dangerous for women travellers specifically as people might think (without suggesting that it's safe). The main issue is the overall safety situation, and travel warnings are still in place. When encountering extremist groups, women travellers (especially solo ones) would be faced with their disapproval of women travelling independently. Otherwise however (so extremist influences aside), when behaving and dressing respectful of local culture, Pakistan is not known as a particularly intimidating country for women. Many women will testify that while there's always a lot of attention, Pakistani men usually seem fairly respectful to foreign women (and Indian men have a much worse reputation ;-) ). However, there are limited accounts of women travelling outside the main spots, so it's hard to give good, up-to-date impressions for the whole country. I'd keep it in general wordings. If you want to discuss it further, the Pakistan Talk Page is probably the best place. JuliasTravels (talk) 23:09, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Could use another image & suggestions[edit]

I think this page could use another (non-historical) image, but I'm not being very successful in finding one. Any suggestions? Ideas on what would be good content additions are also welcome. Is a suggested reading section a good idea? JuliasTravels (talk) 12:09, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Yay! Travel is aaaawesome!
Photo added. c:Category:Hostel also turned up the picture to the right. Is it too random and low-res to add to the article? ϒpsilon (talk) 13:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
It's decorative rather than really illustrative anyway, so I don't find it too random. And it does bring about the fun part :-) I was a bit worried that images like these would go against our policy to not have recognizable people in our pictures, but if no-one else minds, I do find images with people far more lively. JuliasTravels (talk) 16:24, 28 July 2015 (UTC)