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Travelling alone

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Whilst travelling with friends or organised groups is fairly common, by choice or by necessity many people travel alone. Travelling alone is a unique experience and can be a very rewarding way of travelling.

Understand

Travelling alone is not uncommon and most solo travellers are able to meet other travellers at hostels, bars, organised tours or any place where travellers tend to hang out.

Get in

Some destinations lend themselves better to solo travel than others.

Get around

Eat

Sleep

Hotel rooms are typically priced at "double occupancy", and don't expect them to cut the price in half (or even a little) just because there's only one of you. Hostels are much more accommodating of single travellers, but at the cost of your privacy, charging by the bed in shared rooms.

Cope

  • If you're feeling lonely, head to a hostel. Hostels are normally filled with solo travelers, many of them looking to make a friend or two to enjoy a beer with
  • Tours can be a great way to meet other travelers
  • Travel forums can also be a good way to meet other travelers who are in the same destination as you
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