solo travel

‘Solo travel’ was never a part of my vocabulary. Why in the world would someone travel all alone? Whenever I thought of traveling alone, I could hear Celine Dione singing, “When I was young, I never needed anyone… All by myself, don’t wanna be, all by myself… anymore.” Note to Celine: I don’t have any money, so think of this as more free promotion you don’t need. I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery, so I know The Killer is somewhere out there, I know.  But to get back to what I was talking about… I always thought, “Who in their right mind travels ALONE?”

Well, the newest lover of solo travel is – yes, you’ve guessed it – ME!

Spending time with myself is my FAVORITE thing in this world. Like I’ve said before, I don’t need to be surrounded by many people. Want to hear something funny? It’s when I’m surrounded by a lot of that I often tend to feel lonely. It has nothing to do with an inability to socialize and connect with people. It’s just that most people I have met here lack substance. They’re cool to hang out with from time to time, but after a while, I feel some brain cells dying. 

Walking through the city by myself, seeing new things, new people, it was an amazing experience. In fact, ‘amazing’ doesn’t do it justice. What I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that I LOVED IT! Every millisecond of it. I have to be honest and admit that my first attempt at solo travel can be considered a disaster. But it will make for an interesting blog! 

This was something I had yet to cross off of my ‘solo to do list.’

I’ve been out to dinner by myself, to the cinema, just driving around, and now I’ve traveled all by myself. To be honest, I’d probably be walking around Guangzhou right now if I’d had a companion. That wouldn’t have been a bad way to spend the time, this city is BEAUTIFUL! But I’m glad for this time I’ve had with myself in different surroundings. I guess I’ve finally reached that point in life where I’m happy and content with my life. I’m even happier that I’ve achieved it by myself. 

Why do I say that? When I’m alone in my room, I never feel alone. Familiar surroundings are comforting. But I thought I might feel different in a strange city in some strange hotel. And guess what? I don’t. What I feel, is fulfillment. Don’t ask me how or why. 

I guess I’ve finally reached that point in life where I am happy and content with my life. And guess what? I’m even happier that I’ve achieved it by myself.

Tiara Louca 🙂