So it's kind of sad that I need to ask this question but anyways..I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer..I'm planning to visit Amsterdam, London, Paris, Bern, Milan, Florence and Rome...I'm planning to use trains and public transportation from city to city and probably going to be staying in hostels. I've never been to Europe and I'm going to be traveling alone, so obviously safety is a concern for me. I've heard that some parts in eastern Europe can be worse than others. I'm an american citizen, but I'm hispanic with some middle eastern traits...Should this be a concern for me?
I think you'll fit right in - Europe these days is not the homogenous landscape it once was (thankfully).
I was in Italy last September and used the train system with a 5 year-old and a 9 year-old in tow. Perfectly safe, very efficient, and despite the usual reticence of commuters, people were very friendly (swapping seats so my child could get a view etc.)
I suggest you pop over to our travel smarter section and read up on the countries you'll be visiting. It can be a bit alarming to read all the things that MIGHT happen to you, but remember 90% of people travel without any trouble whatsoever.
Go here and enter the country names: www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety 10 months ago
Europe is generaly pretty safe and muticultural. I'm also Latin, I've traveled whole Europe and I've never had any problems besides seeing some petty criminals in the big cities. This article might help you to stay safe during your travels: http://outofyourcomfortzone.net/travel-safety/ 10 months agoAnswered by Mauricio via WorldNomads.com