I have always wondered what it feels like to travel alone; to visit a completely new place, meet new people, learn about their culture & tradition. Some part of me always wanted to travel alone.
One ticket to anywhere, please!
Being a North Indian, I had never been to beaches or anywhere in east & south India for that matter. To experience sea & beaches, I planned a week-long trip to Brahmapur, Odisha to attend my friend's wedding. My goal was not just to explore Brahmapur, but to take a glance at Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar as well. So my flight was from Delhi to Visakhapatnam, and after sightseeing Visakhapatnam, I was to take a train to Brahmapur for the wedding and then from Brahmapur to Bhubaneswar to catch my flight back to Delhi. I had planned the journey in a way that I get 8-9 hours in both Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar and few days in Brahmapur.
My journey started a night before I had to catch my flight to Visakhapatnam at 5:30 AM. Eagerly waiting for my first flying experience and imagining the entire week of new experiences, the commencement of the adventure had already begun. I continuously kept reading about travel tips, safety methods I should know for travelling solo. In between the peak of excitement to the deepest anxieties about travelling alone, I just couldn't sleep that night.