Chosing the best experiences of the trip has been a difficult task, I had so many intense moments! But here they are. As you’ll see, most of them are related to people. Even more: I believe that some of these experiences wouldn’t have happened if I had not been traveling alone.
How do you imagine solo travel? Scary? Wonderful? Thrilling? For me it is an amazing, rewarding experience. But… It wouldn’t be honest to tell you only the rewards of solo travel. It is also challenging. Nothing that should stop you from traveling, of course, it’s something that you can overcome and will make you grow. And overall, it is worthwhile.
It is strange thinking about going back to my hometown Barcelona, because I am not only going back after 11 months of long term travel, I am going back after 11 years living abroad.
In month 7 I slowed down. That month was about spending time with my friends and get back some small pleasures of normal life. These are the reflections of my seventh month of solo travel, with a summary of the places I visited, the best moments I had and what’s next.
Earthquakes and volcanoes were a common conversation topic with locals when I was in Chile, and it was interesting to hear their personal experiences. Natural disasters are terrible events. Some people, however, were able to tell me their experience with a calm matter-of-fact tone, others even with humor. I truly admire them.