Comments: 428 • Responses: 25 • Date: 2017-02-28 09:38:01 UTCsource
oxigeno1981154 karma2017-02-28 09:53:41 UTC
Do you ever feel unsafe?
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zepsutykompas212 karma2017-02-28 09:56:17 UTC
A lot of times.
The problem is that in some countries it is not a common view for people to see a girl travelling alone.
I am always saying that when you are alone it is easier to get help but also easier to got troubles
oxigeno198143 karma2017-02-28 09:58:36 UTC
Thanks for your reply. So how do you protect yourself or manage any fear that you feel?
zepsutykompas114 karma2017-02-28 10:13:42 UTC
I am trying to stay safe. Not travel durina a night or not walk alone in the cities by dark.
I also have a pepper spray with me.
SarahC41 karma2017-02-28 12:45:42 UTC
Be careful - one high profile solo girl a few years back got into trouble, and I think was killed.
You have self defense? Mace? Taser? Martial arts?
zepsutykompas36 karma2017-02-28 14:02:11 UTC
Basics of self defence and pepper spray as I said
DontmindthePanda107 karma2017-02-28 13:34:59 UTC
Have you already found out what you're worth in camels and goats? Has anyone ever offered you (or a friend of yours) something like this?
zepsutykompas138 karma2017-02-28 14:17:29 UTC
Offer from Hammer tribe in Ethiopia
yourdose69 karma2017-02-28 10:42:17 UTC
What was your worst experience?
zepsutykompas209 karma2017-02-28 14:05:07 UTC
They accused me on terrorism in Kenya and put into prison for 4 days
yourdose24 karma2017-02-28 14:13:18 UTC
On what basis?
jet19959 karma2017-02-28 14:14:50 UTC
For the lulz
zepsutykompas171 karma2017-02-28 14:25:44 UTC
Lonely hitchhiker with big military bag, stamps from Afghanistan and Pakistan in her passeport stopping cars in a middle of nothing... police though that I am going to join a terrorist group in Somalia
CptNero57 karma2017-02-28 13:41:06 UTC
Have you ever felt like "Shit fuck shit, bad decision" during your travels?
zepsutykompas73 karma2017-02-28 14:23:25 UTC
Lots of times
mvyrmnd53 karma2017-02-28 09:47:26 UTC
I despise being without my own transport. How have you found relying on others to move around? Have you missed important schedules? Is it liberating or scary hitchhiking in unknown places/cultures?
zepsutykompas87 karma2017-02-28 09:52:14 UTC
I was hitchhiking all around Europe and Asia before. It is the best way of transport and getting to know new people when you are in a new place.
important schedules - not at all. I don't need to anywhere on time
Badvoodoo36546 karma2017-02-28 09:47:49 UTC
Did you meet up with any other travellers and spend time with them or stay mostly on your own?
zepsutykompas62 karma2017-02-28 09:54:07 UTC
I have met some other travelers on a way. Interesting is that mostly male travelers, not many girls on the way.
I have met also a lot of travelers while using couchsurfing
Badvoodoo36518 karma2017-02-28 09:57:10 UTC
Was it mostly European traveller's? I've worked in various African countries and the vast majority of tourists I meet were french.
zepsutykompas44 karma2017-02-28 09:59:11 UTC
definately a lot of Europeans, Americans and Israelis
Raynosaurus41 karma2017-02-28 09:54:20 UTC
Looks cool! How difficult was it to communicate with everyone you met? I can only assume nobody spoke your language(s).
zepsutykompas96 karma2017-02-28 09:57:49 UTC
Noone speaks polish ;/
But mostly my route was passing through ex British colonies so a lot of people were speaking English there
skepticones34 karma2017-02-28 13:05:23 UTC
How did you get the money to afford to do this? Do you ever find work in the countries you are travelling through?
zepsutykompas40 karma2017-02-28 14:03:48 UTC
I was working and saving before the trip. And also I have done a crowdfunding project to buy a camera.
Skalpaddan13 karma2017-02-28 15:14:05 UTC
To continue on that subject:
What was your budget for a year (or month per month)
I went to Asia for a few months last year. Started March 1 2016 and flew home late May. Went back for another month during Christmas/New Year. I loved it so much and I just want to continue traveling! Do you have any tips to live cheaply while traveling?
zepsutykompas2 karma2017-03-01 07:50:56 UTC
I am spending around 300$ per month including visas, not paying for a transport and accomodation (tent, Couchsurfing, invitations from a road etc.)
I am not going to any expensive restaurants and eating on a road.
Sometimes I am also skipping expensive attraction that I simply cannot afford like climbing kilimanjaro 1600$ ;/;/
Swing_All_Night28 karma2017-02-28 10:55:45 UTC
How is the experience of travelling alone vs. with other people (friends,family...)? Which one do you prefer?
I want to travel, but have no one around that wants to, I want to try doing it alone but not sure if I'll regret it.
zepsutykompas161 karma2017-02-28 14:06:11 UTC
Once I was travelling with my boyfriend.. and because of that he is not my boyfriend anymore
Titanruss2 karma2017-02-28 15:13:45 UTC
care to elaborate?
zepsutykompas2 karma2017-03-01 07:41:03 UTC
He wanted different things than me. It is easier to travel alone cause you are deciding on your own and don't need to consult anything what are u doing or where to go etc.
And much more freedom.
I wanted to travel he wanted to have a stabile life
BasicGimmick18 karma2017-02-28 10:14:47 UTC
Wow this is really cool! Can you see yourself doing this travelling all again after you come back home, or is this an only once in your life deal? What's the most memorable experience you've had so far?
Also what does zepsutykompas mean?
zepsutykompas29 karma2017-02-28 10:20:20 UTC
I don't wanna go back home :)
I hitchhiked a free safari ride in Kenya Masai Mara
dzsimbo17 karma2017-02-28 12:22:23 UTC
You're travels look very exciting. The instagram pictures are beautiful!
My question is how do you communicate with the locals? Is it all body language, or are you picking up the basics of the languages along the way? Do they speak english? Polish, perhaps :)?
zepsutykompas31 karma2017-02-28 14:08:44 UTC
As you said, body language is the best. Also for me is always important to learn some basic words in a local language. Problem is that in Africa simple country can have few or more local languages. In Zambia there is 72!
But you can be suprised how many people speak english
ginteru12 karma2017-02-28 13:45:40 UTC
Greetings from Lithuania! What made you decide you want to start travelling and what were the reactions from your friends/family?
zepsutykompas19 karma2017-02-28 14:23:25 UTC
My family always worried but after so many years of travelling they know that this is the thing that I wanna do and they cannot stop me.
I always wanted to discover the world but my parents never could afford to take me for holidays so when i got a chnce to travel I started doing that
fenirir9 karma2017-02-28 13:51:58 UTC
What's the most weirdest or disturbing thing that has happened?
zepsutykompas49 karma2017-02-28 14:16:14 UTC
In graveyard in Tanzania I found a grave with the same name written on it as my grandfather.
He was never in Africa
Jumper91828 karma2017-02-28 14:12:00 UTC
What has been you're favorite place so far?
zepsutykompas27 karma2017-02-28 14:19:11 UTC
Mozambique, especially Vilankulos
soulpoison8 karma2017-02-28 14:08:35 UTC
Did you plan this trip with a cost in mind or are you doing this without money?
zepsutykompas7 karma2017-02-28 14:19:41 UTC
I didn't plan the budget.
Just trying not to spend much
RedVenomxz7 karma2017-02-28 13:50:16 UTC
What was your favorite part of traveling?
zepsutykompas40 karma2017-02-28 14:14:50 UTC
Food and local beer
samwise09125 karma2017-02-28 11:41:12 UTC
On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?
zepsutykompas29 karma2017-02-28 14:11:52 UTC
Better not ask this question I am a cinema freak
Some of my favourite films;
La Chute de la maison Usher
The Phantom of the Opera
Le Sang d'un poÃ¨te
Det Sjunde inseglet
El Angel exterminador
Pit and the Pendulum
The Saragossa Manuscript
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Once Upon a Time in America
Pink Floyd The Wall
Dead Poets Society
The Silence of the Lambs
What Dreams May Come
The Sixth Sense
Saitama_the_llama2 karma2017-02-28 15:40:44 UTC
Aren't you scared that you'll get into someone's car and never see the light of day again?
zepsutykompas2 karma2017-03-01 08:04:38 UTC
I am scared all the time but also belive that they are also good people in this world
anon01081 karma2017-02-28 13:53:56 UTC
zepsutykompas36 karma2017-02-28 14:20:11 UTC
Maybe chance to do such a thing will never happen again
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