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I appreciate your encouragement. Absolutely, we're determined to make travel more immersive and meaningful for travelers and more beneficial for developing communities around the world. What we're working toward is a way to go anywhere and live someone else's life alongside that person as their friend--stay in their home, cook meals with their family, participate in their hobbies, experience their place of worship, go out with their friends, and see the sights of where they live through their eyes. Moreover, through dignified, personal sharing of their life and culture with you, they could earn a livelihood. That's our vision of travel that transforms the traveler and the destination.
Actually, we have many single, foreign female travelers as guests, so I can direct you to what they report of their experience from our online reviews (https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/408900). A lot of these women have walked around our favelas alone late at night and have felt safer than in the more "touristy" parts of the city. Particularly, check out the reviews from guests named Shari, Joanna, Alexandra, Beccy, and Hannah.
Of course, it remains challenging for women to travel alone. However, I recommend researching the trust and reputation features on platforms such as Airbnb, Vayable, and Couchsurfing that make it easier for females to protect themselves.
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