THIS IS FOR THOSE THAT HAVE DONE IT AND/OR LIVE IN Europe .
I live in the USA. Obviously I'd be smart about it, not talk to sketchy dudes, and keep out of the known dangerous areas.
So give me your honest opinion.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it's that dangerous, but of course you need to be extra careful when you're backpacking alone. Make sure you're not out alone at night and that you have your cellphone close. Send a message to your parents or a friend every night just so they'll know if something happens to you. Of course there are countries in Europe that are more dangerous than others, but I don't think that it's more dangerous than the U. S.
Also, people who travel alone need to be very social, because making new friends is such a big part of backpacking and it's also of great help to find other people who are travelling.0