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Travelling solo as a black woman is still a topic that raises eyebrows. Is it safe? Lonely? What about racism? All question I have asked before I took my first solo trip and they often stemmed from misconceptions I had. For black women, the fear of sticking out, being fetishised or being racially abused makes travelling solo a very daunting thought. Growing up, we’re taught that the world is dangerous, especially…

So, you’re planning a trip to a new city, tickets booked and your friend drops out at the last minute! Your heart drops to your bum at the thought of going alone but you decide to brave it anyway. Whatever the reason is that you’re considering solo travel, YAY YOU! You can’t waste that ticket money and you need a break from work. Or you’re just tired of waiting on friends…

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