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    The Best And Worst Cities For Traveling Alone, According To Solo Travelers Who Have Been All Over The Globe

    "I think people overlook this country when planning a trip, but it should be high on any solo traveler's radar."

    Maybe you love traveling alone, or perhaps you're thinking of embarking on your first solo adventure. Whatever the situation, there are certain destinations that are especially great for solo travel and others that are best for visiting with a companion or group. So I rounded up responses from the subreddit r/travel of the best and worst destinations for anyone thinking of traveling alone.

    And of course, there's always risk involved with any type of travel, so it's important to do your own research and take precautions whether going solo or with a group.

    1. Best: Japan

    A man in a bamboo forest in Japan.

    2. Best: Ireland

    Temple Bar in Dublin.

    3. Worst: Paris

    A quiet street in Paris.

    4. Best: Taiwan

    A sprawling view of Taipei

    5. Best: The Netherlands

    Woman Standing On Footbridge Over Canal In City

    6. Worst: Colombia

    A fruit market in Colombia

    7. Best: Portugal

    Boats in a river and a colorful city in the backdrop.

    8. Best: Guatemala

    An outdoor market in front of a church

    9. Best: Argentina

    Horses with mountains in the background.

    10. Worst: Rome

    Rome during the fall.

    11. Best: New Zealand

    A traveler looking at a glacial lake

    12. Best: Portland, Oregon

    A beautiful fall sunset in Downtown Portland

    13. Best: Thailand

    A young woman sitting on a wooden boat in the water

    14. Worst: Marrakesh

    An alleyway in Marrakesh.

    15. Best: Crete, Greece

    A Greek church surrounded by mountains.

    16. Best: Mexico

    A colorful street in Mexico.

    17. Worst: Ibiza, Spain

    A busy beach with lots of umbrellas set up

    18. Best: New York City

    A person walking by the Brooklyn Bridge.

    19. Best: Hanoi, Vietnam

    The streets of Hanoi

    20. Worst: Egypt

    A busy shopping street in Cairo

    21. Worst: India

    A busy street with traffic in India

    22. Best: Malta

    An alleyway with colorful plants and shutters.

    23. Worst: South Africa

    Colorful houses in front of a mountain

    24. Best: Iceland

    A woman in a natural hot spring

    25. Best: Republic of Georgia

    A church on a hill overlooking colorful buildings

    26. Best: South Korea

    People shopping in a large fish market

    If you've traveled alone, what destinations would you recommend and which would you warn solo travelers to avoid? Tell us about your experiences in the comments!

    Disclaimer: This article was written to provide travel recommendations or suggestions; however, it’s important to keep in mind your own health, community health, and COVID-19 exposure risk.