Sure. Easy. Fun, you say. Except I’m a shy introvert, so while I don’t mind spending time by myself, I’m not built for travelling solo, because I struggle to make quick and easy connections with people and I get overwhelmed by large crowds.
On this trip, I’m in search of a feeling: that magical sense that you can’t possibly predict what’s going to happen next or who you are going to meet or where they are going to take you. In this state, everything flows, every surprise is a delight, and new people guide you to special adventures. My friend Hannah calls this ‘la-la land’. Sometimes you can fall into la-la land (not the musical) on your doorstep, but we all know it’s easier to find that feeling of infinite possibility when you are in a foreign land.
Here is what I learned about travelling alone: