A lot of first-time solo travellers are afraid that they are making a big mistake travelling. And of course, they should feel some uncertainties and even be afraid since it is very normal to feel them. However, most solo travellers know that it is really fun and productive travelling on their own and uncertainties are common.
Travelling solo really has their own pros and cons but for most solo travellers, the pros outweigh the cons. When you travel on your own, you are in control of your situation and you are mostly independent. You can travel at your own pace, eat anywhere and anytime you like, and splurge anytime you’d like to spend more. You do not have to wait for anyone or negotiate where to go or where to eat. And you can go anywhere you desire.
When you travel by yourself, you will be able to meet people and have friends along the way. You will be friendlier and you will eventually have to make friends with the locals compared when you are travelling with someone.
It is easy to meet people when you are on the bus and trains. You will also be able to meet other solo travellers and talk about your experiences.
If you do not like to eat on your own, you can consider eating at crowded and popular places or you can ask other solo travellers to dine in. If you eat alone, you can use the time to read your favourite book or just admire the place where you are dining.
These are just two of the advantages you can do while travelling on your own and there are more to experience once there.