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Traveling alone.

June 24th, 2015 by Addy · No Comments · article, travelling

In this article I want to explain, why I like traveling alone. Of course I don’t want to miss any holiday with my friends and would definitely do it again but generally I prefer traveling by myself.
Here are some reasons why:

1. You are independent

There is no friend who waits for you at 7 a.m because he or she wants to do sightseeing in the morning. You can leave the hostel 15 minutes before they throw you out anyway and have a relaxed breakfast and coffee, while you plan your day. Or you decide to have no plan at all.

2. You meet new people

Certainly, you also meet new people when you’re with a friend but you might be more open-minded if you are traveling by yourself. Moreover people rather help you and give you hints for your trip. I love sitting in a hostel with strangers and talk about everything under the sun until late in the night. Traveling alone does not mean to be alone!

3. You get to know yourself better.

You are at the coast, the wind blows through your hair and you look at the infinity of the sea. Okay, this might sound a bit cheesy but a lot of people calm down at the sea. Where do you have the possibility to think quietly about the last months or to have a careful look at the future? Of course, for doing this you don’t need to be at the sea, you can also reflect at a calm spot in a city or during a trip in the mountains. But if you are with friends you may not have the time for this or you think differently about yourself. Besides, if you are travelling by yourself it’s easier to find out how you would like to design your trip.

4. You learn to deal with loneliness.

You learn to appreciate what a lot of people fear. Of course, loneliness can be annoying when you start to challenge the same issues over and over again. But a trip gives you new impressions which replace the feeling of loneliness. They can be inspiring and might appear differently than on a trip with friends.

 

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