“I Have Substitute Mothers In All The Continents I Visited”
Anika Villalba has been traveling the world for seven years, and admits that being a woman who’s traveling alone has a number of benefits. When she first announced she was traveling solo around the world, people thought she was either out of her mind or one step away from a kidnapping horror story. This turned out to be the furthest thing from the truth.
” Wherever I go, other women help me and protect me, I have substitute mothers in all the continents I visited, families have invited me to their homes, people tend to trust me from the start because I’m a girl, and it’s always been easy to meet the locals and feel welcome everywhere,” she said in a blog post Matador Network.