Finding time and space that you can call your own is a rare and difficult thing to have these days. Quiet times are always disturbed by the busy urban landscape. But that doesn’t mean that the “me time” you’ve always wanted is impossible. “Difficult” and “Impossible” are two completely different concepts. You’re probably asking, “How do I create a compromise between the noisy city backdrop and a quiet “me time”?” Well, the answer is plain and simple –travel alone (and of course sans your gadgets)
Now, what’s so special with travelling alone? Read on and discover it yourself.
There’s A Greater Sense of Freedom
While travelling alone for the first time may be disconcerting and nerve-wracking, you’ll soon learn that it gives you freedom and control over the things you do—something you don’t get when you’re with your buddy or your overly strict parents. You have the power to decide where you want to go, where you want to eat; or practically anything you want to do. Just a reminder though, since you’re alone, you need to be extra careful of your choices, one wrong move may spell trouble. Yikes.
The Sceneries Are Extra Beautiful
Since you’re alone, viewing breathtaking landscapes is extra special. You have this intimate opportunity with nature that you don’t exactly get when you’re busy chatting with your friends or scrolling your social media feeds. You appreciate the fine details in your surrounding since no one’s disturbing you. The cool fresh air is simply relaxing and alleviates urban stress. To enjoy this rare moment refrain from taking selfies or photos, just focus on the view and enjoy every bit, this is about you, not your likers/followers.
You Meet New Friends
When you travel alone, you sometimes ask for directions especially if you’re not familiar with the place you’re travelling to. From the tricycle driver, the random passenger you get to sit next to, the vendors—these are people you’ll most probably encounter and have a chance at interacting with. You have direct communication because no one else is going to do it for you. It may be awkward at first, but here’s a tip, they won’t bite you if you ask (just be cautious of your valuables)
The thrill of exploring the great unknown companionless is a huge thrill; there’s a lot of uncertainties that you try to fix along the way, you get more independent as you select crucial options like food and whatnot, there may also be a few awkward situations that you’ll laugh at when you reminisce—it’s an unforgettable experience that you’ll surely enjoy. This “me” time lets you explore the things you don’t get to when you’re with friends. “The more the merrier”, yes, but it won’t hurt to try new things every once in a while, alone.