Let’s face some unfortunate facts about travel safety and the sexes. It is unfortunately true that women face a tougher security environment than men, especially with respect to matters of the opposite sex as well as matters of street crime. It is a commonplace that when a woman walks alone down the street, she can, unfortunately, be heckled by men who are nearby, and can be threatened up to and including sexual assault. This is not to belittle the security challenges that any person faces, whether male or female, when traveling in another country. Continue reading