Even though I agree with most of the points mentioned in the article “solo travel: how can women feel safe?” I think it’s ridiculous to go that much deep into the mentality of people whose country you are going to visit on vacation. I want to relax, pop in some cool places, and enjoy sightseeing tours instead, but I definitely don’t want to fill my head with the information I don’t care about. The author has given an example about Brazilian football, but I don’t really understand how it’s connected with women safety. Talks about football will hardly help you survive if you find yourself in bad company somewhere in a slum. Besides, it looks like such things are nothing more but stereotypes. I don’t think all Chinese eat dogs or all Brazilians go crazy about football. You know, even the basic self-defense moves can benefit safety for women more than all the casual talks and knowledge of nations’ peculiarities. Nonetheless, I share the opinion that it is important to know the dress code since a wrong outfit can provoke aggression on the part of locals. It is especially true for Islamic countries that adhere to strict rules in choosing clothes for women.