In this modern era, many people are considering to travel solo even women in particular find it a lot more safer and more accessible to travel alone. This is because of the huge numbers of travel services that are increasing the safety and allure of solo traveling. But once you take the step forward and go traveling alone, there are so many things you will surely learn unexpectedly.
You learn that not all people are bad
You might think differently and act protective when you’re in a different culture. If you visit a deeply religious culture like Yemen or Ethiopia, you will realize that the people there are like you. They laugh, they worry, they love, get angry, sad and celebrate all the same as you do. It is easy to think that countries have different types of people, but the truth is, it’s all nonsense, the vast majority of people are good, who wants only the best for others and are always willing to help anyone in need.
You learn to crave for living
Traveling broadens the body and mind, and traveling alone also helps you value life – crave for the idea about what living is all about and the way you interact to the world and people. This is suppressed when you’re at home, experiencing the daily routine, going to work, hanging out with the same friends, etc. It is important to step out in this routine and view life as a whole.
You learn to develop friendship
For a lot of people, it is common that approaching a complete stranger is not ideal. Most of us would rather go with a group of friends and stay in our comfort zone. But, when you’re traveling alone, there are no friends to back you up and approaching a group of complete strangers somehow feels a bit more comfortable. There are various services out there that can help meet fellow solo travelers, there are ways to help yourself in this situation – don’t stick your face on the phone, chat with people on dinner time and learn not to be afraid of people or conversations in general.
You learn that it’s okay to be alone
Some people like being alone while others can’t bear spending time without someone with them. Being okay to be alone is really important to your overall happiness. You can’t rely to other people for your own happiness, you need to be able to enjoy time that you spend alone.
When you’re traveling alone, you’re literally spending a huge amount of time for your self. Sometimes, it might feel lonely but that’s part of the journey of going solo. Don’t fight it, embrace it and learn to love your own company.