Women in travel

Four tips for solo travellers

Mandy Tay shares what she has learnt visiting 45 countries on her own

It was the second morning of my two-week trip to Italy. I woke up with a startle. Did I forget to take along any of my credit or ATM cards?

It turns out that my hunch was right. I had only €200 for the entire trip and did not have a single card in my wallet. I needed a solution.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 30, 2018, with the headline 'Four tips for solo travellers'. Print Edition | Subscribe