Before departing, I was a little nervous about the safety aspects of travelling alone as a young woman. However, I found that staying in hostels and making friends with other young tourists who were in the same boat was a great method to staying safe. For me, the best things about solo travel were: •
The freedom of not having to answer to anyone else, and being able to make my own plans and do the things that were most interesting to me,
Getting out of my comfort zone time and time again, challenging myself with new languages, new food, and immersing myself in foreign cultures,
Best of all was the personal growth – the confidence gained, the independence that followed and the confirmation of self-worth and self-respect. These were all things which have made me a stronger and more resilient person.
Lake Bled, Slovenia