I believe that every time you travel, it's an adventure. Every travel has a story and makes memories for us in different ways. Our experiences vary from trip to trip. When we travel with our family, friends or solo each time the experience is different. We learn and unlearn, we explore, we understand different cultures, we see how people in different parts of the world live, what they eat, how they dress up. It's a learning.
For me, every trip that I take adds value to me as a person and I come back with learnings, stronger bonds and more stories to tell.
If I have to share one of my favourite travel adventures it would most definitely be my recent trip to London and Paris. As an individual it was a turning point for me for two reasons mainly, I traveled out of the country and that too all by myself. The entire process from ticket booking to document verification to visa applying I did it by myself without help from an external source.
Today, almost three months down the line after I have returned from my trip, I feel I have learnt so much and come. I have seen what it means to live alone in a different country, to understand different languages to meet people who are not from your country but make you feel as comfortable. The entire experience of traveling by the local transport of London for the first time to remembering the routes and feeling a part of the coach. One of the highest points of my trip was meeting a lady in the coach on my way to Paris and spending my entire Paris tour with her. We belonged to two different countries but we got along as if we knew each other for long. The smallest of things, such as the love for heritage building, crepes and a variety of sauces with french fries at the cafes made me understand how its the little things in life that matter at times. I am so glad to have taken the decision to travel by myself and for the least fund my own tickets to London. If nothing else, the trip taught me one thing, save money even if its very little every month from your salary and plan a trip for yourself. The feeling of buying your own tickets is something I can explain in words.