"Isn't India too hot right now?"
"Don't too many accidents take place on the roads?"
"But isn't India unsafe for women travellers? Are you sure you want to do it alone?"
Looking beyond the answers to these questions, Corina Grill decided to travel around India and see for herself. She is already five months into her journey around India. Let's see what her journey has been like.
Hi Corina. Your journey is very inspiring! Please tell the Tripoto community more about yourself.
I am from Lower Austria, which is pretty close to Vienna. I grew up in a small village with only 3,000 people. It is an amazing place to grow up in. I'm about halfway through my law studies, which I like a lot. When I started this trip it was supposed to be for two months in Koh Rong (Cambodia), but I decided to cancel my flight back. So my travel plans are open-ended now. I'll hopefully finish my studies once I go back.
When and where was your first solo travelling experience?
Last year, five weeks in South Africa. I was volunteering at a school first, but I liked the travel part more. So after I finished the project, I travelled alone for the last nine days to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. I had an absolutely amazing time, and that's when I figured out that traveling alone doesn't mean being alone. In contrast to that, you meet tons of cool people.
How many countries have you been to since then?
Nine in total, all in Asia on my current trip – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Nepal.