It’s not a question of bravery or courage. Everyone can travel alone. It’s comparably safe nowadays, but the way you do it and the conclusions you make are meaningful. Just one such trip can change your life and open the world for you. This post will prove that you should try it at least once.
Without live communication for two or three days you’ll feel that something goes wrong. You’ll find so many interesting and friendly people in different parts of the world that you’ll remember their stories better than the places, you’ve visited. It could be a fisherman in Asia or policeman in Africa. Don’t be afraid of talking to strangers. That’s the right route to wonderful adventures.
Long journeys are different from the standard week tours. There are many low-cost airlines and cheap hostels. You’re travelling not to spend a night in a luxury suite, but to see the world and meet interesting people. If you travel alone, you can plan your budget independently, so it helps to cut the expenses down.
There is a cool feeling, when you’re travelling with a single rucksack. You don’t need to wait for your luggage after your plane landed. Being alone means that you packed your bags more thoroughly, so you didn’t take unnecessary things. You’re learning to plan your trip.
If you aren’t a 100 percent introvert, you’ll be missing companions, but you’ll have plenty of time for thinking and soul-searching. That’s cool! Just don’t shrink into your cell for too long. Extraverts will quickly find new friends instead and soon you’ll see them in the center of the party.
It’s difficult to move along every two days. You can’t make a clear sense of the place you’re visiting. You’re free. No one asks you to book the ticket to the next destination. You can stay in the particular town as long as you wish. That’s the point of trip.
You won’t escape from your problems, when you travel with your friends. Sooner or later they’ll remind you about the break up or your recent release. And that will certainly spoil your vacation. Being alone is a perfect way to forget about everything, but the present moment.
We are influenced by mass media that tells us what to do and what attraction or artwork is better. But you’re smart enough to make your own conclusions and find the places that you really admire.
Only when you tear yourself away from your circle of contacts, you start paying attention to strangers surrounding you. You’ll be surprised to find out that people are the same in each corner of the world. They have the same vices and virtues.
You’re just a grain in a desert. You’ll understand how unprotected you’re traveling far away from home. If something goes wrong, no one would help you and this fact is really disturbing. But you have no choice except putting yourself together and going on.
As time goes by, you get used to the new places. You begin to take it as your own home. You behave like people living next to you are your neighbors. You’ll understand that home is a place, where you feel comfortable, no matter where you were born. Maybe you’ll even decide to settle down in another country.
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Being far away from home, you’ll realize whom you’re missing most of all.
So many people around the world speak English. Of course, most of them have such accent that you’ll have to adapt to understand, what they say, but nevertheless it’s cool. But in spite of this fact, don’t be lazy and try to learn the local languages. People are much friendlier to you, when you speak their native language.
You’re responsible for yourself only, so you can try some risky things like trusting the intuition. Imagine you’re in a strange town and you don’t know anybody there. Relax and go where you think your marvelous adventure will begin. That’s the way to make your trip unforgettable.
It’s a common problem of group trips: one wants to go there, another one prefers another direction. As a result there is always an argument and disappointed guys. But when you travel alone, you can quietly drink in the pub or party in the club. You can do whatever you want, exploring your inner world.
Every person has his own tempo. You can get up and be ready to move in ten minutes, but your companion can’t do anything without a cup of coffee. This is annoying for you. It’s quite understandable. So traveling alone you can follow you routine.
You don’t see even a half of interesting things around you, when you travel with friends. You’re deep in kidding and conversations. Traveling alone you can lose yourself in the atmosphere of the place. You get more colorful memories.
Don’t you think sometimes that you are a slave of routine? You can’t break free, because you have to earn money and do other stupid things. But since you’re on vacation you can release the breaks and find where your real limits are. Don’t be afraid of yourself. You’re better that you used to think.
You’ll probably get into difficult situations traveling alone and there won’t be a more experienced friend, who will give you a piece of advice. You must make the decisions only by yourself. It’s cool, when you get used. Whatever happens you find the way out. It’s a good school for persons who lived with parents for the whole life.
Even if you’re the kindest person in the world and you spend all your time helping as a volunteer at animal shelter, you need to treat yourself on occasions.
Maybe you’re the unknown superhero or the king of the party. You’ll never know till you try. Forget about the people that know you and the stereotypes they made up. You’ve traveled so far to rediscover yourself, so don’t care of what they would say about you.
If you’ve traveled alone and feel something like this, tell about it below. You can also add your own stories.