You guys might be thinking that travelling solo is boring, scary, lonely, and dangerous. But to be honest with you, travelling alone is a choice, and I think it’s important for everyone to travel alone at least once in a while.
Travelling alone is more challenging. Since naka depend ka lang sa sarili mo.
Honestly I’m so tired na rin na puro plano lang ng trips with barkada na at the end isa isa rin naman mag baback out tipong malapit nang umalis hahaha lakas maka sayang ng oras at effort mag plan eh! One of the paasa hahaha! (Wag sana nila mabasa toh or else War to hahaha)
Believe it or not mas fun pa nga mag isa eh. If I had to choose, I would go alone because of freedom and faster decision making. Having no plans and at least walang mag ja-judge sayo pag na tanga ka sa daan haha. You can choose exactly where you want to go and you can stop without warnings in each places like taking pictures or selfies na halos inabot kana ng dekada kaka selfie pero you don’t care kasi wala naman nag mamadali sayo.
Time to observe how people interact and how things work while you’re sitting sa coffee shop, sa daan , sa park…
Or mag senti ng wala kang iniisip na maybe ung kasama mo na bobored na sayu at gusto na gumora, and habang malayo ka sa mga mahal mo sa buhay dun mo sila lalo ma aappreciate.
Tipong bumaliktad ka sa daan ng ikaw lang nakaka alam hahaha.
Kumain ng burger ng parang patay gutom at wala kang pakialam kung makita ka man ng mga tao kasi you know naman na imposible makita ka nila ulit evaaah haha and for sure you won’t let them see you again after the embarrassing moments mo.
People around you don’t even know naman na you are travelling alone. Unless pinag sisigawan mo sa buong mundo na mag isa ka lang or you are too obvious lol.
I know kahit saan naman delikado but please always stay alert. I pang sang tabi muna ang katangahan haha. Mag damit ka na parang local, for sure hinde naman fashion show ang pinunta mo eh, wag na masyado mag suot ng mamahalin jewellery baka manakaw lang sayu or mawala mo.
Wear a fake wedding ring if you don’t want any man to bother you hahah.
I became more sociable when I started travelling alone since it’s easier to meet other people. Learn how to talk to strangers, try to smile and start the conversation like saying “Hi! Where are you from?” haha yan lage kong first line na sinasabe hahaha basta be curious and ask open-minded questions and follow up questions pero I still choose parin kung sino ang kakausapin ko. Maybe it sounds na I’m picky but I’m just looking after myself. Aba, dami pa ako pangarap sa buhay hahaha. Mas may trust ako sa kapwa traveller kesa sa mga local tipong dun nakatira feeling ko kasi papatayin nila ako pag nabwisit sakin or iisahan lang ako lol hahaha since hometown nila un it will be easier for them to do those kind of things pero DI KO PO NILALAHAT ah at least pag traveller kagaya mo parehas kayo nangangapa. Saka when you have someone else with you, you tend to hang out with them instead of making new friends.
Try to communicate, be friendly and wag ka matakot. They’re just like you din. They’re searching for new friends and you will learn a lot from them especially their culture, language , how they travel and some tips din. Sometimes you guys are gonna end up travelling the city together hahah. May mga free stuff ka din na matatanggap from them like when I was in Greece, binigyan ako ng isang bunch of cookies dahil we became friends lang. I met a woman in Hungary, she offered a free fish foot spa. I met a guy in Santorini, he offered me to tour around the island. Then I met another traveller in Athens, he gave me his ticket for full access to Acropolis, Museum etc. So I saved some money din since it’s bit pricey ung ticket. Finally, I met one guy in Turkey who offered me to taste their cultural Iranian food and etc.
Received lot of comments from people during my travels sabi nila na typical asian doesn’t talk that much (which is true) and they were surprise when they met me hahaha, I don’t know its just me lang talaga. I kept saying Hello to everyone hahaha ang F.C ba haha. pero pinipili ko naman lol.
You really get to know yourself. Tipong when you are alone, you realise that you can get through any situation. Whereas, when you are with someone else, you may rely on them. Saka ma fifigure out mo talaga kung sino ka and what you really want.
Some people that I met on my travels, may communication parin kami. Like, the one I met in Greece. He came from Belgium and then what a coincidence na papunta din ako dun so he offered his place for free and we went to Paris together just to explore the city. That Singaporean lady that I met in Poland, we’re still exchanging travel comments on Facebook. So my point is, wag kang matakot makipag friends!They might help you in the future.
People tend to offer help more if you are travelling alone, and especially if nasa restaurant ka mas mabibigyan ka ng attention ng mga staff dun kumpara pag grupo kayo.
Try to go out at night, enjoy yourself. Posible yun kahit solo mo. Just avoid dark alleys, mag lakad sa mga public places ung tipong sa madameng tao.
Thank you, I added more photos to inspire everyone to travel alone once in their lifetime, It doesn’t matter kung saan kapa pupunta hinde naman competition ang travelling as long nag eenjoy ka at na appreciate mo ung mga place na pinupuntahan mo hehe 🙂
To those people nga po nag aask about visa sa europe, try to do some research po about schengen visa, will allow you po to explore the europe.
Here’s My Europe travel video with 21 countries.
Happy safe travel guys.
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