For me solo travel is no less than a meditation.
Initially I was very reluctant to travel solo. I thought how can one just go without anyone, what’s the fun after all? No one to talk to, nobody to click your Instagrammable pictures, no one to share your food, no one to make fun of! ‘A very bad idea, Right?
Wrong! All these are just myths which you should be avoiding strongly. When you travel solo you tend to learn a lot about yourself.
Firstly, since you are all alone you will keep talking to your inner self, which we never ought to do when we are in the regular surroundings. This helps your mind to explore certain new things about yourself. I learned that I use to procrastinate a lot which I never realised at my workplace or home, but thanks to my solo trip I learned this thing and when you are all alone you cannot delay the task that too when you are in a strange country.
Secondly, your travel plan is independent and you can just pack your bags and go without any worries of your friends cancelling your super plan at the last minute. This had happened with me a lot, I use to plan out and people use to back out. Too bad. After I started with solo travel, it was much easier to plan and execute as you have no third party to convince.
Third and most important thing is decision making, you will improve upon this a lot. When you are confronted in some unforeseen situation then you have to make some decision, be it right or wrong but making a decision is important. When I was in Spiti valley, riding solo in those mammoth mountains, I had decided upon my route, my stay, my destinations etc. It was an exciting journey and the most memorable one too!
After this trip I did many more solo trips because each trip you always learn something new!
Thank you for your minute 🙂