I’ve always wanted to go travelling, and want to do it as much as my finances would allow for, especially on my own. However, as a woman, I fear that there are a few dangers I may face when travelling solo, such as harassment and having accidents. Those are the two incidents I fear the most, but I want to overcome them at some point.
This November, I plan to visit India (Delhi in particular) for four days and three nights with a friend as we’re attending a wedding. Afterwards, I want to extend my stay and go backpacking around the country or even attend a yoga retreat alone like in the book-turned-film Eat, Pray, Love.
What do I have to do as far as preparations for my trip are concerned? I have to save for travel expenses, as visiting attractions like the Taj Mahal isn’t cheap, but it should be worth every cent. Then, I have to get leave from work, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Also, there’s the issue of getting health and travel insurance; the former is covered by my employers, so all I have to do is find a suitable travel insurance policy that covers injuries sustained abroad.
If I can’t find one that helps me make personal injury claims, I could always get in touch with a specialist legal firm like First4lawyers should I need to make a compensation claim after being injured in an accident while on holiday. Although I don’t plan on having an accident abroad, I want to be prepared in case it does happen.
Our company had over 950 days without a single employee suffering an accident-related injury. Although that record was broken because one of my co-workers had a car accident after a tire burst, which resulted in a collision with a fence, it shows how careful we all are. As for his health, he’s fine and making good progress with his recovery after being advised to have a few days’ rest.