After procrastinating for ages, I am finally putting down my first SOLO TRIP on paper.
I have been to many countries alone before, but that was either to visit family/friends or with other student groups. This was the trip where I was going to be completely on my own. No one to meet, no one to stay with, no one to disrupt my travelling pace(yay!) and as expected, it turned out to be one of the best trips of my life.
I firmly believe that travel makes you humble, teaches you in a subtle yet powerful way that you are the tiniest possible thing in the whole world and that there are many other important things to life than your so called and perceived ‘problems’. Though I love luxury travel, like most other 29 year old Indians, my bank account does not allow me that option. I have specifically mentioned ‘Indian ‘to stress on the extent to which the Indian youth is travel deprived, which I realized on this trip. While travelling I usually try my best to spend more on experiences and food , rather than the flights and the stay.
My main intention on writing this article is to emphasize the fact that a Europe trip doesn’t necessarily have to be super expensive. With proper planning and research, it is possible to curate a productive trip without burning a huge hole in the pocket.
The most economical way to travel through Germany is to take a Deutche Bahn pass depending on the number of days you plan to stay. Also this pass is valid for certain routes like Salzburg, Venice etc. outside Germany also. You can get more information on this pass here-German Rail Pass