Traveling alone is an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with many behind the scene challenges. So grab a seat and keep reading because these tips will come in handy when you take your first solo vacation!
Convincing your parents to allow you for a solo trip is always a big task, as travelling alone comes with several safety considerations. Parents may have a lot of concerns which are completely natural and understandable, so you'll have to convince them that you'll be wise and careful during the trip and make the right decisions.
Having Same Intro Conversations
On a solo vacation, you'll meet a lot of people on your way and will be introducing yourself every time which you might have totally ignored when out with other people. You'll meet new people at every turn and find yourself engaging in small talk about the same thing again and again, which can be exhausting.
Lack Of Basic Amenities
Women travellers have to compromise on many aspects, be it hygienic public toilets, sanitary pads, or even accommodation. Females travelling alone are many times not welcomed, doubted and even slut shamed by the so called "society". Things would have been a lot easier if female attendants were there more and working cameras were installed at more locations for every female accommodation along with clean toiletries.
Not Having Someone To Take Your Photograph
While travelling alone you'll witness beautiful and breathtaking views and you can capture them on your camera. But always finding people who can click your pictures at these spots can be a task. And if you're an introvert, it can be even difficult for you. However, the problem can be solved if you carry a portable tripod or gorillapod along with you, that can be attached to almost any surface or you can take wide angle selfies.
Not Dressing Up As Per Your Wish
Visiting places is all about dressing up and clicking great pictures in it. But while on a solo trip, thanks to unpleasant people around, dressing up in specific types of clothes can be a struggle. Hence, women carry extra stuff and dress in a certain manner , especially when travelling solo.
Be At Hotel/ Hostel Before Dark
It's an old fashioned thing but unfortunately still advised to female solo travellers to be home before the dark for safety reasons. And if there is somewhere you’re going specifically, this is the time to pay extra for an Uber cab or public transportation which can be tracked.
Dragging Your Stuff With You Everywhere
The hardest aspect about travelling alone is that you have to be your own security guard and have your belongings with you at all times, because you can't trust everyone. Even into a teeny-tiny bathroom cubicle with just enough room for you to fit you'll find yourself adjusting your stuff there!
These are the difficulties that almost every woman faces when travelling alone. They may appear difficult and uncomfortable and we can wish that it could be easier , but the experience you'll get out of it won't disappoint you. The exhilaration and adrenaline rushyou'll get from a solo journey will last a lifetime.
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