Solo traveler, or not?


They are saying touring is sort of a lifelong studying college. It’s like a college that has rather a lot to show. In addition they say that for those who reach touring alone is like receiving a Grasp’s diploma. You battle with your self, you get to know your self, and also you get to know a world you didn’t know existed.


I contemplate myself a fortunate particular person. I really like my job, which is sadly a uncommon factor. I don’t lose my mood simply, and I don’t get bored. Flying provides me power, and I discover it laborious to think about how my life can be with out it. I’ve studied Economics, however I discovered myself finding out in the very best college – the college of Life.


I by no means cease touring, attending to know the world, attending to know myself, and this weblog is my very own commencement certificates. I’ve seen myself numerous occasions, touring solo, wandering the cities, consuming, ingesting, studying. However is it really straightforward touring alone, you may surprise.

I’d say it takes braveness, danger, and plenty of creativeness.

Are you able to think about your self wandering by means of the Ηutongs of Beijing, along with a tour information on a two-seat bicycle pushed by a neighborhood? Out and in of New Jersey buses, till you attain Higher Manhattan to start out your stroll? Sleeping for hours in an airport ready for the morning flight? Strolling right into a Parisian restaurant stuffed with {couples} in love and having fun with a glass of wine alone? Fixing Sudoku puzzles on the seashore of Mahe in Seychelles, with solely a three-legged canine for firm? Driving a cab in Shanghai for 3 hours as a result of the motive force, who goals of crabs, misplaced his approach because of miscommunication? 


When you can think about your self even in simply one among these conditions, relaxation assured that you may end up in all. Whereas touring, you must first be capable of handle by yourself. Individuals who purchase a metropolis information and a map, observe to-do or must-see lists, and by no means speak to the locals, are by no means good journey companions.


Whereas touring, it’s essential free your self, change into one with the place, get to know the place, and overlook about lists. When you be taught to get round by yourself, you’ll change into your individual finest companion. Plus, you’ll discover that your requirements will change afterwards; you’ll begin selecting your journey companions in another way.



Good firm makes a very good journey, however not the alternative. Maintain that in thoughts.

Translation from Greek to English: Maria Coveou 


Are you a solo traveler?
Or not?


Maria Kalymnou

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