This year in July, I took my very first solo trip outside India and found out things about myself that I never knew. I realised I am strong, confident and not at all shy, things that I knew while living a daily routine, but was not very sure about. I found out that I can literally eat anything, I might not like everything I eat, but I can eat it. I also realised that familiarity means comfort and no matter where I go, if there is even a tiny fraction of familiarity, I am happy and instantly comfortable.
But the most important thing I discovered about myself was that I am a tourist, and a happy one at that! I wish to explore the unexplored, but not at the cost of missing out on the obvious. I mean, seriously, if you go to Paris and not visit the Eiffel Tower, did you really even go to Paris? It's not easy for us to just pack the bags and go travel! We can't really do that. We have parents, bosses, peers and boyfriends/girlfriends to answer to and bank accounts that don't really support our #TravelGoals. So, when I finally got a chance to go solo to Europe, I went as a tourist and enjoyed myself thoroughly and returned rejuvenated.
I traveled to Budapest, Prague and Amsterdam. I covered cities that were large, popular, capitals of the countries and most importantly, cities that were safe!
And here's, what I have to say about all the 3 cities I visited, and fell in love with -