Hey you guys!
So couple of days ago I went to Australia alone. One. Uno. Ein. Solo. Yep. I have seen many travellers do that even female travellers. I haven’t been to many places but usually when I go traveling I went with my brother or some members of my family or some friends.
The first time I travel “alone” was last year when I went to Lombok. I was not completely alone because I wandered around Lombok with a tour agency. On my first day, I was alone and I visited a beach not so far from my hotel and on the second day until I went back home I was with other people that were on the same tour. I think there were 8 of us. On this tour, they asked me if I always travel alone, well I met many people along the way before I met those guys and they also asked the same thing. Of course the answer was no and I told them that I never think of this trip as a solo traveling because I travel with a tour agency. The next common question was, “aren’t you feeling lonely or something?” Well, I was not feeling lonely or anything. I meant I was with them right? Also, I could always make new friends during traveling and that is the fun in it!
Alright so back to my solo traveling to Australia. In my opinion, that was my first real solo traveling experience. I did go to some places with a tour agency if I think that it is hard for me to get there alone. Being a solo traveler of course has it upside and downside. Well, everything has them. I always like to make new friends during traveling, talk to local people etc etc. So being a solo traveler was great for me. The downside? Well, when I got lost I have no one to “share” the experience with so I was miserable all by myself hahaha
Everyone is different. You don’t have to feel “pressure” to do something that looks cool or in trend
But the real question is, should YOU do solo traveling? The answer is depends on what you like. Everyone is different, some like to do backpacking style, some prefer to use luggage, some likes traveling alone and some likes some companions during their journey. And it’s all fine! You don’t have to feel “pressure” if some people like to do certain stuffs and it looks cool or in trend or something. But if you do want to try it, do some research about solo traveling, what to expect, the upside and downside, what should you prepare etc.
You know yourself better, so just travel the way you feel you most comfortable with!
So tell me, how do you usually travel? What travel style or personality are you? 🙂