viernes, 26 de agosto de 2016

My Experience Travelling Solo

As many of you know, this year I did my first solo trip and it was quite an experience I must say. I'm really happy and proud that I was able to overcome this fear and follow my dream. I think this experience taught me a lot of things and I would like to share them with you, so in case you're thinking about travelling alone for the first time you decide to do so ;)
So, the things I have learnt in my first solo trip are:

1. To trust other people: I think this was the most important thing I have learnt from this experience. Since we are little, we have heard that we shouldn't talk with strangers, that we shouldn't trust people we don't know but when you're all alone in a foreign place you often need to talk to strangers and trust them in order to ask for help. During this trip, I have learnt to relax, I've learnt not to be always on guard and to ask anyone in case I need help and what's most important, you'll be surprised of how many nice and kind people are there in the world!

2. That getting to know people is easier than it seems: In my three weeks abroad I have found myself talking with random people everywhere!! You can get to know people in many places, not only at the hostels but on planes, buses, airports, during walking tours, waiting at the bus station, anywhere is a good place to meet new people. The only important thing is to have a smile and stay positive and people will just approach to you. 

3. To take advantage of the time alone: at the beginning I felt a little weird to go out and have lunch and dinner on my own but as the time passed and I started to feel more confortable I ended up really enjoying those moments, eating on my own. I often used that time to connect to wifi and chat with my family and friends or to post pictures on Instagram.
Also whenever, I was visiting a place on my own I realized that it was the perfect time to get creative and record the videos for my video blog or to do some artistic photos, because when you're alone you can take all the time you need to do the perfect shot.

4. That I was more corageous than what I thought: when you're alone you have to manage all by yourself. Before the trip, I tried to do all the research possible to feel more confident but once you're travelling all sorts of unexpected things may happen, and that's the perfect opportunity to realize how full of courage and resources you are to solve things and to overcome fears.

5. That people have many things in common no matter where they are: Humans are just that: Humans. No matter where they live, there are some shared values that all of us have. My experience travelling to the Balkans, which is such a diverse place has taught me that. I have met very different people, but still I was able to understand and get along with everyone because in the end we are all humans, and we must always remember that.

So my experience travelling alone was absolutely positive, I'm very happy that I did this trip and I encourage everyone who wants to do something like this to definitely do it, it will open your mind so much! And in case you have already done a solo trip, I would love to read about your experience!

16 comentarios:

  1. Such a wonderful post! Have a great weekend.


  2. i think traveling alone helps you learn a lot about yourself. it's a great way to really grow a lot in a short amount of time. love this

    1. That's so true Fionna! I really feel like I have grown a lot in those three weeks ;)

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. awesome post! i hope you're having a lovely day :)


  4. I've never done a long trip solo and I would love to try it someday. What a liberating experience it must be. Thanks so much for the tips!

    District of Chic

    1. Thank you for your comment E!! It was a liberating experience as you said! Totally worth it! :)

  5. Beautiful post. I really like your blog doll!

    Love Beba,

  6. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
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    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

  7. Wonderrful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  8. I'm glad you had fun and overcame your fears! I'm sure it was worth it! I'm not brave enough to go on my own, maybe one day haha :) xx

    1. Thanks a lot for your comment Nevena!! If you have the opportunity someday in the future do not hesitate haha ;)