Travel solo as a man

By Faz Abdul Gaffa for Yahoo! Travel

Yes, men have less precautions to take when traveling alone compared to women, but after you've booked your ticket to Prague for the summer, just read this and keep it handy.

Keep gadgets to a minimum

If you have a great trip planned seeing the sights and making new friends, your use of electronics should be kept to a minimum. They add more weight and make you a target for muggings if you outrightly display them.

Protect yourself from pickpockets

Wear pants with a zipped pocket at the front for keeping valuables. It's not as good as a money belt but it's way better than any other pocket. It will reduce the chances of having your wallet stolen.

Stay in control

Whether it's foreign booze or foreign women, make sure you're still in control of the situation, whatever situation you're in. You don't want to end up lost, broke, or worse. Let's just say you're on the set of the third Hangover movie.

Take a risk, but don't push it.

Sure, cliff diving is heaps of fun, and so is picking up kitesurfing. But if you've never ridden a motorbike before, Thailand isn't exactly the best place to learn.

Keep in touch with home

Leave your itinerary with someone at home, along with the numbers of each place you're staying at. It's okay if your plans are sketchy, but if there are any big changes, you might want to e-mail the new information to your "in case of emergency" person back home.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • ‘Conflict to affect economic growth, stability in SEA’
    ‘Conflict to affect economic growth, stability in SEA’

    Conflict in the South China Sea can affect economic growth and stability in Southeast Asia, New Zealand warned yesterday, amid China’s aggressive reclamation activities in disputed waters. New Zealand is marking its 40 th year of diplomatic ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and hopes to intensify trade and other linkages with the 10-member grouping. ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have overlapping territorial claims with China over the Spratly …

  • OIC asked to complete review of peace pact with MNLF
    OIC asked to complete review of peace pact with MNLF

    The Philippine government is asking the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to finally complete the tripartite review process of the implementation of the 1996 peace agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). The review – snagged  for several years as government had its hands full with the peace process with rival faction Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) – tackles how the 1996 peace pact with the MNLF has been implemented and centers on the three remaining …

  • Alleged Binay dummies appear in Senate probe
    Alleged Binay dummies appear in Senate probe

    Eight of the resource persons ordered arrested by the Senate finally attended the 21st public hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee into the alleged anomalies involving Vice President Jejomar Binay, but the proceedings turned out to be a review of matters previously presented. For over three hours, the subcommittee heard presentations regarding the alleged hidden assets of Binay and the issue regarding the supposed P200 million in kickbacks he received from a deal between the Boy …

POLL

Should Aquino be held accountable over the Mamasapano operations?

Loading...
Poll Choice Options