Why it suits me!
Since I dipped my toe into this world of blogging, I’ve been reading a lot more posts than I normally would and a hell of a lot of them are about solo traveling. Most of them are about ‘why you should only solo travel’, ‘how awesome solo traveling is’ or ‘how hard it’ is or ‘5 reasons to solo travel! and so on and so on…
Before I go any further let me say this – No matter what you read, there is no right or wrong way of traveling, you travel how you feel best and how you want to. This post isn’t me saying my way is the only way to travel, I’m writing why it works for me…The beauty of traveling is you see and do things the way you want to.
Solo traveling is how I’ve travelled for the majority of my 5 and a half years around the world. I have traveled in a group, I’ve traveled with friends but I prefer to travel solo. Don’t get me wrong now, It’s not like I just love my own company, well I do amuse myself most of the time but I also have demons inside me so I can’t be alone for too long or they like to come out. I’m a bit of an enigma like that, I like my own company but I don’t, I don’t have to be around people but I do, I’m quite a closed off and private person but I’m not. Only the people that really know me will understand what I mean.
The reason I solo travel is that I can do everything on my own terms, in my own time and how I want to – The only person I need to compromise with is myself and that’s hard enough at times!
“You’re so brave to travel alone”…”it must be daunting to travel by yourself”…”It must get so lonely traveling by yourself”…”just the thought of going somewhere by myself puts me off”…”I could never travel by myself” …”How do you do it”?…”It must be so hard?”
Those are just some of the things that get put to me about solo traveling and to answer that last question, it’s as hard or easy as I make it. What I mean is, if I want to be sociable and want to make friends I put myself out there, If I don’t then I step away and close myself off. In the past I’ve made friends straight away at the reception desk of a hostel, and other times I’ve kept myself away from people depending on my mood.
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