The 10 best destinations to travel alone (Solo Travel)
The first time, the idea of traveling alone can be overwhelming and be accompanied by a series of disturbing questions: Will it be safe? What route to follow? Will I get lonely.
A fundamental factor to master the art of traveling alone is to choose the right destination. Whether it is a route through several countries or a weekend city break, there are regions more suitable than others for traveling; but before considering the endless possibilities, it is difficult to know where to start.
We have prepared a list of ideal destinations for solo travelers, categorized by interests. Thus, fans of the raves, reiki, cycling or sightseeing enjoy their solitary experience beginning the journey on the right foot in these destinations.
The best adventures
With mountains to climb, rivers to practice rafting, ancient ruins to discover and jungles to explore, South America is the ultimate adventure destination. That its magnitude does not intimidate anyone; It is a destination more favorable to solo travel than it appears.
The well-known Ruta del Gringo, which covers the most popular destinations on the continent along a vertical path, facilitates encounters with other adventurers and, for those who so wish, many opportunities to join other travelers along the way. This, added to the warmth of the local population and the excellent network of hostels on the continent, makes traveling quite easy, and the only concern will be that the sleepy El Misti erupts while one is in full swing.
The best gastronomy
If there is a Southeast Asian country that can be crowned as the best gastronomically speaking, that is Vietnam. Subtle in its flavors and remarkable in terms of diversity, Vietnamese cuisine is a great attraction for travelers, who extend their aftermaths in crowded tables exchanging travel anecdotes after the fifth dish of bánh cuốn.
In easy to mix with locals all over the country, try local dishes and drink rice wine in the heap of regional markets, while endless street food routes and cooking schools foster the culinary world in the big cities. Anyone looking for a respite from the crowd should head for Sapa's hiking routes (quiet, voracious travelers: there will always be a plate of pho nearby).
The best meditation
Whether the traveler loved the quintessential solo travel novel, Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, or hated her, no one can deny that Ubud, the artistic and spiritual center of Bali, Indonesia - where the author he discovered love (and is supposed to have eaten and prayed) - it is still a wonderful place for those who travel alone to relax, meditate and recharge their batteries.
Nestled among emerald green rice fields surrounded by mountains shrouded in mist, Ubud is a magical place. It is a very common destination for lonely travelers, which means that nobody looks badly who comes alone to a morning yoga class or dines alone in one of the healthy vegetarian cafes in the city. To take advantage of Ubud's healing potential (and enjoy solitude ), it's a good idea to stay in one of the wellness refuges that populate the green hills around the city.
The best nightlife
Some say it is easier to enter Berghain, the most famous nightclub in Berlin if you go alone. Whether or not it is true, this rumor reveals the desire of the German capital for lonely travelers, attracted to it for being one of the most welcoming and inclusive cities in Europe.
It is clear that Berlin is a city to party, with a colossal offer of nightclubs and outdoor breweries dotted with graffiti, but the attractions of the city are not exclusive to the hedonist traveler ; The story surrounds the visitor, from the Brandenburg Gate to the Holocaust Memorial, and original cafes, boutiques modern markets weekend and a growing panorama of street food offer more worldly pleasures. In addition, everything can be visited alone or in a group walking circuit.
The best-organized circuits
If the traveler has always dreamed of seeing gorillas in the jungles of Rwanda, meeting a Maasai chief in Kenya, or admiring the Big Five in Tanzania, but has never dared to travel to East Africa on his own, an organized circuit can facilitate the experience of visiting this region so severe.
Although the tourist infrastructure of East Africa is more developed than in other parts of the continent, it is not always easy - or safe - to use public transport or to travel by rental vehicle. An organized circuit saves these headaches and enjoy. With unforgettable destinations, the circuits attract travelers of the most diverse, so it is unlikely that the traveler is the only lonely soul between caramelized couples.
The best solo scale
With a plethora of cultural attractions to explore, a growing supply of urban hostels and one of the best public transportation systems in the world (including excellent airport connections), there are few more relaxing experiences to travel alone than to spend a sunny afternoon in Singapore.
Whether you are walking with an audio guide through the Chinatown Heritage Center or contemplating the mystical Jardines de la Bahía or diving into the sumptuous rooftop pool, this is an ideal city to visit alone. And then there's the food: Singapore is famous for its street food stalls, where locals rub shoulders on rickety tables, devouring bowls of steaming laksa.
I have never done solo travel. I always travel with my family and I don't see in the near future doing any solo travel. But, to each his/her own. It takes a lot of guts, will, and determination to travel anywhere by yourself. I have a certain amount of respect for people who do this and do it often. Keep doing your thing.