Doing things freely and independently is something that I enjoyed the most. Things like nobody is asking you why you're doing it or maybe nobody is dictating you why you need to do it. I enjoyed going to a movie, eating out in a fancy restaurant, walking in the park, going to the gym, having coffee, watching TV, drink some wine/beer in a bar are some of the things I enjoyed doing all by myself.
Sounds boring? Not exactly! I love doing it as it gives me time for myself. It brings me joy when sometimes I treat myself into something like those I mentioned above. But what about traveling alone? Is that also the same case as those I've mentioned. Well, the answer is YES! I tried traveling alone, just me and my backpack.There is power in numbers, but if you know the drill, there is also power in being alone. Why its fun to travel alone? Because...
- You can go anywhere you want to go without thinking of other people. If you want to change your schedule or plan then you can do it without asking permission or asking the opinion of your travel mates and getting worried if they like your idea. Your the boss and the decision maker of your travel. No need to compromise your own happiness when your travel in a group.
- You have more time for yourself. If you want to relax and enjoy the beauty or serenity of the place you're in, then it will be yours.
- Its your chance to meet up with other travelers. Imagine you're in a cafe or pub alone and then on the next table you see couple travelers and on the other side is a girl sitting by herself all alone. Who you are going to talk to? Solo travelers love to meet people who are also alone. With it, you can get other options or maybe ideas on your next travel. Or if you meet someone who already traveled to that place, then its a plus for you to get helpful information from that person. Maybe she would like to be with you in your travel.
- Traveling alone will do wonders in developing your self-reliance, even your self-esteem. Taking full responsibility in all the decisions you've made during the travel without asking the someone else is such an empowering thing.