Safety Tips for Women Travelers to Pakistan
In many ways Pakistan is much like any other developing nation when it comes to crime. You should be able to easily enjoy your stay if you use common sense when travelling about the city. It is a good idea prior to travel to see what is in the headlines about the region. If there are no particularly controversies that might stir up political conflict or terrorist activity, chances are you will enjoy a peaceful stay. Make sure to take not of embassy advisories on safety. For women travelers, travelling to this part of Asia can be somewhat worrisome so it is a good idea to travel with a companion.
Having a tolerant attitude, especially towards the different faiths is advisable. The more respectful you are the more positive a response you will get from the locals. Dress comfortably but covered up to avoid offending others. Give the heat this country often experiences it is also in your best interest so as to avoid heat stroke. When entering mosques you will need to cover your head and remove your shoes. Also be observant. Some places within Islamabad actually have signs prohibiting foreigners from passing through so either have a knowledgeable local to guide you, or find another way around.
When using public transportation like buses, take your cues from other women. Many have segregated seating areas for women where you are less likely to be hassled. When it comes to hotels in pakistan, chances are you are just as vulnerable as male travelers. Always lock the door behind you when entering or leaving, and do not leave the windows open when you go out. Monkeys are a problem in many neighborhoods and can cause m problems. Lock up your luggage by tying them to furniture and using combination locks to deter theft.