I am planning my first solo trip to Europe (namely Hungary-Austria-Czech) next spring. I've been to Europe three times before, all in groups, and my only previous solo experiences were to several cities within US. I do not speak any Central European languages. I would rely on public transportation
Here are my major concerns:
1. I plan to stay in hotels for most nights and B&B for rare cases. But I read that many suggest all-female dorm in hostels would be a better and safer option for european trips. I have only stayed in hostel once and am not a big fan of it. What do you think of accommodation for a single female in mid-20s?
2. I am of Eastern Asian origin so I guess I will be identified as tourist instantly. And I am aware that there have been rampant petty crimes (and sometimes violent one) specifically targeting Eastern Asian tourists. I know tricks such as wearing a belt bag and splitting cash and cards. Do you have other suggestions or resources against pickpocket?
Thanks in advance for any advice/comments