Short work weeks are the best! It’s Thursday already, which means two things; the weekend is almost here and I have another travel post for you :). Today’s post is what I learnt about solo travel. I’m not sure if you noticed but I went to Barcelona on my own. It was my first solo trip and I thought I would share with you what I learnt, in case you were thinking of doing one yourself.
I found solo travel to be liberating and that was surprising. I didn’t have to think about another person and what they wanted or needed. If I wanted to have a lie in, then I could without feeling guilty. Being able to decide when, where and how was all down to me on this trip. I could be as adventurous as I wanted to and didn’t feel bad walking around for hours. My feet did, but I didn’t!
As liberating as it was, solo travel can be a bit lonely at times. I went on birthday and it would have been nice to have had a drink or dinner with someone. However, being me, I think it’s good to be lonely sometimes because I learn more about myself. To me, that’s a price worth paying.
I believe most experiences show you who you are and how resourceful you can be. Whether that’s figuring out how to get from point A to point B on public transport. Or, bartering for that item that you truly want, in another language that you don’t speak fluently!
Self-timer is your BFF
This is something my fellow bloggers, would truly understand. You have no Instagram husband/friend/wife/family to take pictures of you in some cute outfit, in front of a fabulous view. Thankfully, modern technology can help in most instances with this, in the form of your self-timer.
Although my solo travel was short and a mixed bag of feelings, I would love to do it again! Have you ever taken a trip by yourself? How was it for you? Let me know in the comments below!
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Until next time, be well!