After sharing glamorous pictures on my social media account from my solo Udaipur trip, I wanted to put down my thoughts about all the real and non-glamorous things I witnessed. This article shares my travel experiences that I did not share before . It captures how travelling solo happened to me and my struggles while pursuing it. It encapsulates how have I successfully traveled solo and also shares moments that made me smile.
1. How Solo Vacay happened to me ?
I have been an impetuous person. Corporate tried to tame me down, but as Geet says in Jab We Met, “Mei toh Mei hun”. This trait brought me closer to travelling. Because I needed to take a break from hectic workdays, all my vacation plans were made on Friday mornings for Saturday Checkins. In January 2016, I decided to pursue travelling actively. However, soon I realized that I was never going to go, if I waited for someone to come for me. Being a solivagant was never a choice initially, but today I am in love with it and there’s no going back.
2. I have been Scared and Brave both
I have always believed in sailing away from the safe harbor. I would be lying if I say that I never found shady people or activities around me while travelling. Be it bike riding with a stranger to Rohtang Pass in Manali or asking complete strangers about taxis on a deserted road in Udaipur when Uber failed to help me- I have seen it all and kept my cool. In those moments, I might have been scared a little inside, however that never deterred my spirit to travel and wander more. The only thing that matters to me is that one day, my heart will stop beating and none of my fears will matter. What will matter is how I lived.