Be on the lookout for scams
Not all strangers are equally sweet and innocent, that is the sad truth that traveling alone teaches us. This can happen in any country or city in the world, but Southeast Asian countries and Asian countries in general are especially rich in all kinds of “helpers” who will help you carry your luggage, show you to your hotel or help you take an expensive taxi. This is the time when you should listen to your instincts the most. Come prepared, stay alert, use the services of well-known taxi companies or choose a prepaid taxi if you leave the airport. Book your hotel for at least the first night and then decide where to go next. Book train and bus tickets yourself to avoid scams.