“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton. Traveling is a gift which we give to ourselves. Traveling solo, of all, can be an experience which brings you closer to yourself.
It teaches you to rely on yourself and makes you more confident. It gives you an opportunity to interact with strangers. Solo traveling makes you more confident and makes you less dependent on others. It surely can be a nerve-wracking experience and if it is your first solo trip, the adrenal must be off the charts. Follow is a list of top 5 places to go to on a solo trip.
Thailand deserves the first spot as it is affordable, safe, and friendly. Located in Southern Asia, Thailand gives you tons of options to explore from visiting temples to scuba diving around beautiful islands. The place has regular flights landing and taking off, making it popular among solo travelers, couples, and students as well. You can enjoy the trip without burning a hole in your pocket as the place is pretty affordable. Moreover, it is very safe. Other than that, language can be a barrier but in popular tourist spots, you can find people who can converse in English. You can also visit surrounding countries if you have longer vacations and want to explore some other place as well.
This country checks all the boxes when it comes to solo traveling. It is very safe and affordable. English is widely spoken here and people are friendly and helpful. Basically, Germany has everything one needs for a solo trip. In summers, Berlin becomes a commonplace for people to share beers with fellow travellers and exchange their experiences. The nightlife of Berlin is also pretty popular. Their night clubs are famous among solo travelers as they give preference to individuals or smaller groups. Other than that, here you also get to witness street art, plays, etc. that can often be fascinating!
Japan will amaze you with its modern infrastructure, insane technology, and super friendly people. Here you can find an amazing blend of technology and traditions. Efficient transportation and world-class hotels or hostels are prime features of Japan, which are often looked up to. Japan also surprises you in terms of their unique culture and food, especially their lip-smacking street food. Language can be a problem in Japan as not a lot of people are familiar with English. Other than that, it is an amazing place for a solo trip.
- New Zealand
New Zealand becomes a perfect travel destination for people who count themselves as outdoorsy. It is a beautiful place and a road trip within the country is a must. You may rent a car here and drive wherever the way leads you. New Zealand provides you with options like skiing, whitewater rafting, parasailing, bungee jumping, etc. Additionally, here you would find a super friendly crowd as well. So if you want to blow some heat off, New Zealand is a place for you. With its stunning glacier, beautiful lakes, and friendly hiking places, a trip to this country would definitely be an experience of a lifetime.
- London, UK
London can be treated as the queen of the places around the world, mostly because of its royal architecture, planned streets, The Big Ben, and, of course, the Buckingham Palace. Entry to museums are free here, including places like Tate Modern, British Museum, etc. You can also buy a ticket for a play and enjoy one of the finest theatres around the world. At night, you can grab a drink at any bar nearby as they are considered to be one of the friendliest places in London. It is a safe and a friendly place for solo travellers. You can also visit nearby countries like France, if you wish to extend your trip.
Remember to pack essentials for your solo trip, like power bank, identity card, pepper spray, etc., which can come in handy. Always stay alert as no matter how friendly a place is, you might encounter an unwanted situation. Make up your mind and book the tickets already! It is time to travel solo!
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