A woman’s terrifying experience at a bar in Cambodia has raised safety concerns for travelers with solo adventurers being urged to be “hyper-vigilant.”
Ashley Victoria Phaup, from South Carolina in the US, is an experienced traveler and has been traveling around southeast Asia on her own.
“I went into it thinking I was totally safe,” she told Yahoo News Australia. “I have a lot of solo travelers in my TikTok feed and I follow their very positive experiences as solo women.”
The 35-year-old was in Siem Reap, a resort town in the country’s northwest, and was hoping to explore the area.
She was a five-minute walk away from the popular Pub Street, filled with restaurants, markets and bars, so decided to wander down for a drink.
But while inside a “really cool” rooftop bar, which was recommended