“I am from the US, and this is my first time traveling alone to a different country. I have traveled extensively with my girlfriends and sisters, and although I miss them right now, I don’t find traveling alone as daunting as I had expected!
I do feel, however, that wanting company while traveling is rooted in a sense of safety, security. For example, I don’t feel as comfortable being out alone after dark. I have traveled to Las Vegas on my own before, and I think, there is an unwritten rule where girls watch out for other girls. Whether strangers or not, I like to think we all keep an eye out for each other.
And it’s interesting that even though you’ve caught me alone, I am in fact waiting for one of my female friends, who is flying in from the States today. Oh, I’m getting a call from her right now!”