There is something magical about travelling solo. Having a day to yourself in an unknown city, diving into the culture, doing as you please and seeing where the day takes you. Not to mention, you can learn a lot about yourself when travelling solo…
Garance recently spent some time in London discovering the city. Inspired by her trip, we came up with a few rules to follow to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings…
Rule #1: Talk to strangers (dogs/cats/local wildlife included).
Rule #2: Make no reservations and leave food “allergies” back home.
Rule #3: Pack a bag of essentials for the day (and night?).
Rule #4: Walk and/or bike the city you’re in, so you can really see it all.
Rule #5: Get lost! You can go wherever you want, whenever you want. And remember, you’re not really lost, you’re just wandering, and that’s when the magic happens.
Rule #6: Hang out with locals!
Rule #7: Shop at the spot with the least amount of tourists.
Rule #8: Sit at the restaurant bar and treat yourself, preferably with a good book.
Rule #9: Turn off digital noise and listen to what’s around you (yes, this includes your airpods). It’ll all be waiting for you when you (choose to) reconnect.
Rule #10: Own it.
But, what’s really important about traveling solo is doing whatever makes you happy in the moment. The world is yours to discover.
And perhaps you’ll discover a bit about yourself in the process…