There's much to be said for solo travel. Quite often, those who have taken the plunge extol it as an unforgettable way to experience the world. Travelling alone puts you in charge of your own itinerary. Want to spend hours strolling on the cobblestone streets of Montreal? Or explore a museum at your own pace in Stockholm? Or pick up yet another indulgent treat in the street food stalls of Taipei? Go ahead! You're the master of your itinerary.

Travelling solo is an altogether different experience from travelling with companions. It allows you to create deeply personal, meaningful experiences by focusing only on your interests and needs.

However, a concern for solo travellers, especially solo female travellers, is one of safety. If you're a lone traveller looking for your next (or first!) destination, we've compiled a list of 10 cities you can consider. These cities are ranked by their countries' Global Peace Index, which ranks 162 countries by peacefulness, and the World Happiness Report, which ranks 157 countries by their happiness levels.

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