Have you ever tasted the experience of solo trip? Have you ever met strangers who gradually became your family within no time? Have you ever done any crazy things at some crazy places which you would cherish as your best memories forever?
If not.. Then you are missing some fun in your life and you need to do all of them. Because, trust me going on a long solo trips opens up your world to literally many new things which you didn't expect off.. Yes, there are both bad and good in it, and it completely depends on you to dodge the ones which you are not interested and go with the flow and enjoy beautiful moments.
I have recently completed my long solo budget travel in Kerala for 45 days where I have covered 5 beautiful places - Trivandrum, Varkala, Alleppey, Munnar and Kochi where each of those places have their own vibe and environment.
According to me, Trivandrum gives a city vibe, Varakala for beaches, Allepey for backwaters, Munnar for tea plantations and hill station and Fort Kochi for historical diversity and heritage walks.
I have planned my trip in budget so I have taken up the volunteering opportunity in goSTOPS hostels chain. I have volunteered for in their Alleppey and Kochi property for the time period of 15 days each where I need to engage with the guests by either entertaining them with interesting activities in hostels or by showing them around in that particular location for which I would be provided with free stay and food reimbursement.
The process of volunteering has given me a different outlook for travelling where I could stay in a place for long time and even get to visit those less touristy and beautiful places along with meeting localities and understanding their culture and way of living.