When I was a journalist, I lived in Bangkok for two years, covering Southeast Asia. It was a wonderful platform to visit the entire region and I’d be hard-pressed to decide which country was my favorite – because they all were.
Asia was an easy continent to travel solo as a woman. Most of it is relatively safe, the food is extraordinary and the variety of cultures is immense. No two countries, nor even two regions of a country, are alike, a diversity that makes Asia travel a delight.
This section covers a large chunk of Asia, however, and even goes beyond to Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Middle East and Gulf States.
- Thailand for First-Timers
- 3 Days in Bangkok: Explore the Chao Phraya River
- 7 Yummy Street Foods You Must Eat in Bangkok
- Sensational Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Singapore for Solo Female Travelers – so safe!
- 17 Memorable Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam
- First-Time Solo Travel to Vietnam for Independent Women
THE MIDDLE EAST AND GULF STATES
- A Solo Woman’s Holidays in Oman
- Is it Safe for Women to Travel to Doha?
- A Woman’s Guide to Kuwait Travel
- Travel to Kyrgyzstan: An Independent Woman’s Guide
- Visiting Uzbekistan: Solo Travel Along the Silk Road
THE REST OF ASIA
- East Timor: The Country Hardly Anyone Visits (but should)
- The Most Mysterious Places in the Philippine Islands
- A Week in Sri Lanka, Solo
- Solo Female Travel to China
- The Ideal Two-Week Korea Itinerary for Solo Women
- Solo Tbilisi Travel For The Independent Woman
OCEANIA & THE PACIFIC
- Most Beautiful Places to See in NZ if it’s your First Visit
- Solo Female Travel to Australia: A Beginner’s Guide to Oz
- The First-Timer’s Guide to Queensland, Australia
- A Guide to Uluru and the Rest of Central Australia
— Originally published on 18 February 2017