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Travel Tales Women Alone The #MeToo of Travel

by Michael Brein


Travel Tales: Women Alone
—The #MeToo of Travel
True Travel Tales, Volume 3
Michael Brein
Published by Michael Brein, 2018
Some story excerpts from this book
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You wouldn't believe the incredible strories people have told me about their travels.
You wouldn't believe the incredible strories people have told me about their travels.
Michael Brein
These are the true travel tales of solo women travelers being sexually harassed and assaulted in their travels around the world and what some of them were able to do about it!
They are shouting “Me Too!” to you through these pages! 
No human being should be subjected to the despicable, disgusting and degrading behaviors that these women have had to put up with at the hands of men who should be relegated to the dregs of humanity!
For my True Travel Tales series, I have interviewed nearly 2,000 world travelers. And I have weaved the best of their 10,000 fantastic travel tales into a psychology of travel as revealed by these very telling stories. These are travelers I’ve met on airplanes, trains, buses, ships, tours, safaris, and in hotels, campgrounds, cafes, and pubs.
These courageous travelers have shared often their most personal and private travel experiences, some good and wonderful and others horrific and life-threatening, which I, in turn, share with you now through this series in general and this book in particular.
Travel Tales: Women Alone is Volume 3 of the True Travel Tales series and deals with safety and security of the woman solo traveler. It’s about how to travel safely throughout the world.
Unfortunately, travel today finds us in a world of growing terror threats, the imposition of severe and strict cultural and religious restrictions on women’s rights and freedoms, as well as decreasing tolerance for cultural and religious differences and diversity around the world.
For women traveling alone, having to deal with sexual hassles and assaults is daunting in the least. For women alone, travel mostly is exciting and relatively safe, but for many women, traveling in some countries, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, can often be traumatic and downright dangerous.
I have tales of women constantly being bothered and harassed. And, sad to say, some women have even disappeared from marketplaces, never to be seen again.
To be a woman and to travel alone in such forbidding and foreboding places is not for the faint of heart. Many young women are naively unaware and must be exceedingly careful in their interactions with men overseas.
Just because men are well-dressed and speak your language does not necessarily mean that they can be trusted.
Every woman traveling abroad needs to know about and prepare herself for dealing with such things. Again, while travel is mostly adventurous, exciting and safe, it can also be foreboding and downright dangerous at times, and one must be prudent. 
Forgive me for pulling no punches: but, if I were you, I’d think very carefully about traveling to some parts of the world as a woman ALONE!
Women have shared hundreds of travel stories with me about how they have had to fend off — yes, even fight off at times — the unwanted advances of men, ranging from verbal harassment, unwanted touching, exposure, and, yes, even rape and disappearance.