While on the road – alone – it can be challenging. Everyone is a stranger. And if your parents or guardians told you to not talk to stranger when you were a kid growing up and you want to keep following that adage – you’d be inadvertently on a silent retreat.
Sooner or later, you will HAVE to talk to a stranger… for directions, for help, to check into your new accommodation.
Then if you’re on a budget and staying in dorm rooms, there comes another level of interaction with strangers. No you’re not sharing a bed with them but you are paying to share a confined space with them. Your personal space is a little smaller. All your current personal belongings on display.
Personally I have never had the need to share a room with a complete stranger until I started my solo travels. Yes I was fortunate – I did not share a room with my brothers or cousins when we traveled. I tend to trust people by default – some times I trusted too much.
Some hostels, pensions or whatever they are called in your destination provide a locker for all or part of your belongings. Some do not.
Question: What happens when one of your roommate is intentionally waiting for the opportunity to steal from you? Continue reading
Now that I’m back on the road, curiosity strikes when I meet new people – locals or fellow travelers alike. So I thought it might be interesting to share the questions I get asked and my answers here. If you have a question, feel free and ask away. I will do my best to answer them!
I met a mother and daughter who are from Saskatoon, Canada who are visiting Greece and Turkey for 3 weeks. We met at the Trikala bus station and were headed to Meteora, Greece. The following day we met again on the bus ride up to the famous Megalo Meteoro Monastery. They are on a pilgrimage of sorts. Continue reading
Love – Romance – Fling – Travel
LOVE – is a beautiful thing to share and to have in life.
Personally I’ve been in a couple of (very) long term relationship and a smattering of shorter ones. I have traveled while in relationships and while single – though recently mostly the later, hence the name of my blog.
Traveling solo as a single woman may leave me vulnerable at times, however, it also help create opportunities I would not have if I was attached. I have noticed, in general, when people travel alone, they become a bit bolder and braver – willing to do things they would never dream of doing when in a familiar place or with familiar faces. Continue reading
So you’re considering spending some time away from your daily routine. However, you are not sure if you are comfortable with the idea of traveling on your own – near or far… now you’re wondering how safe is it to see the world on your own?!
First of all, I’d like to congratulate you on making the decision to see the world – solo!
Regardless, whether you’re just going to another city in your country or a whole different country or continent. It takes courage to travel solo – I am constantly reminded of this aspect by my friends and random strangers. Honestly, I did not know it takes courage or bravery, its almost second nature to me to spend time on my own but it all started as method of survival. Continue reading
In light of recent rape incident of a 51 year old Danish traveler in New Delhi, India I thought it’d be helpful to share some tips on how to travel safely as a single woman. I’ll admit I’ve done some dumb things in the past and been stubborn with my decisions. Luckily I’ve come out unscathed and only have stories to tell.
Pardon the bluntness but Shit happens. But it shouldn’t stop you from living your life. Continue reading