The trend of independent travels is growing every day: millions of viewers follow the adventures of solo travelers on YouTube, and through the #travel alone hashtag on Instagram you can find attractive photos from around the world. Why travel alone become so popular and some nuances worth considering, before venturing out, and take a trip one, says the online service for UFS.Travel travel.
Let’s start with the minuses – they will warn of unwanted illusions and romanticized paintings, travel alone with him is no different from going to a couple or group.
You need to be on the alert 24/7: control the schedule of transport, the charge of the phone, the remaining budget, the presence of a patch from corns, pads or mosquito repellent. If something is safely forgotten at home, then the responsibility for the deed will have to bear the most. Refer to the forgetful partner will not work.
When you go on tour with someone, you can ask for an extra pair of socks, shampoo or pain pill from friends. If you go alone, the list of things will have to be made much more carefully, so as not to forget anything. On a trip to the big cities to stay without an umbrella or a charger is not terrible – you can simply buy a forgotten thing or ask at the hotel. But if you forget something really important before traveling through the wild corners of the planet, have to be content, that is. Well, or make the most, as go to these guys did Tom Hanks in “Outcast.”
Get ready to spend more. Traveling alone, you have to be ready to double spending: a hotel room for one does not usually cost less, than two, and split the cost of a taxi or a rental car will not work, unless, of course, you do not find a companion (but the girls need to be careful with fellow travelers, keep this in mind). On the other hand, free spending the night on Couch surfing is more likely for a single tourist – with one person the landlord has less trouble.
Disable the instinct of self-preservation only happens in a dream. During the whole day you will have to think about your own safety and the safety of things. Before the trip, brought up to date relatives, drawing them to your route and leaving hotel rooms, in which you plan to live. At least one person should know, where you’re going, let it even be a concierge at the hostel reception. It is better to carry valuables with you in a small bag over your shoulder, and keep money on a card, having some cash in your pocket for food and excursions.
If you suddenly started speaking Swedish on a journey , saved a penguin or embraced George Clooney, then only you yourself will be the witness of such a scene , and you will have to keep all new emotions up to skype-calling with your relatives or friends. And after a trip on the phone you can find quite a few shots with you, because to capture the moment, you need to ask someone about it. Surviving in this case, if this is the last time, when you see your camera.
But, despite all the difficulties, a trip without strangers can bring real pleasure. And that’s why.
First, it is an opportunity to be alone with yourself, to air the lungs and head, to hear your own thoughts. Many grand ideas are born in silence.
Secondly, traveling alone, do not have to be torn between their desires and the desires of fellow travelers. Drink Czech beer or broccoli smoothie, go around all the exhibitions of the city or live in a tent on the shore of the lake, wake up at lunch or go to catch the rays of the sun at dawn – it’s up to you.
Among the travelers there is always someone, who better to speak in English or reading maps. But when you’re alone , and buy a train ticket still need to , willy-nilly will have to remember long-forgotten language. Travel – an incentive to learn a few new phrases or learn something new.
Wandering alone with yourself is a good opportunity to test yourself, to become more independent and decisive. Swimming in the sea alone, spending the night in a dubious hostel , bargaining for a second magnet from the seller for free and going through all the difficulties with your head held high is priceless. Upon returning home, you will feel, that in certain situations you can do without the help of others.
You will get the opportunity to chat with new people and make a lot of interesting acquaintances. Maybe, you meet the locals, who will hold the best bar in town without waiting in line , because that’s where his friend works , or will a secret place , where you can see the sunset without the crowds of tourists around.