(Kelsey lived in two big cities and traveled a lot. Here’s her take on safety. Read the whole post here).
No one ever cat called me. No one harassed or assaulted me. No one tried to push me around or interrupt me. No one stalked me home. All of these situations that happen to me in America (some of them often) have yet to happen in to be in Germany. Gender equality is just better there. When I lived in Cologne and returned home, even as late as 3:00-5:00 AM I felt 100% safe every time. I also used to live in NYC so I have some level of street-smart, but I don’t think I’m exaggerating about the personal safety here.