Why South East Asia is the Solo Trip You're Looking For

Photo Credit: Unsplash Are you the type of person who always wants to travel with a friend? No matter where you go, you always want ...

Photo Credit: Unsplash

Are you the type of person who always wants to travel with a friend? No matter where you go, you always want to make memories with the people closest to you? As enjoyable and exciting as that is, maybe you should consider breaking out of your shell and heading somewhere all by yourself. I've travelled solo twice - once, I met up with a friend there, and once I spent two weeks alone in Texas. If you’re searching for the solo vacation of a lifetime, then look no further.

South East Asia is considered one of the most vibrant, cultural, and stunning places you could ever visit as a solo traveler, and with Crazy Rich Asians having been released as a film earlier this year, Singapore is the place to go. Heading to brand new destinations all on your own could be one of the most fulfilling things you ever do in your life. Discovering yourself and finding your independence couldn’t be easier when you choose to travel solo. One of the most amazing elements about travelling on your own is the fact that you get to make all of your own decisions, without having to make compromises. You could walk out of your apartment every single morning and just walk to somewhere that makes you feel intrigued. It’s time to see what all of the fuss is about and discover some of the advantages of travelling to South East Asia on your own.

Places to Rent

Planning your first solo trip abroad, you'll likely need to save up for quite a while. This prepared attitude will serve you well once you get there as you won’t have to worry about penny pinching on a daily basis. When starting to plan your trip, you'll need to start contacting local landlords to find a suitable place for you to stay for the duration of your vacation. You could flip from place-to-place if you plan on doing an entire tour or you could stay in the same place in Singapore and look for an executive condo for rent. Living in luxury while travelling alone could help to ease any loneliness or sadness you might experience during your first solo trip.

Meet New People

Even if you don’t plan on meeting new best friends, it's likely you'll find that you become acquainted with some amazingly interesting people. There could be explorers just like you, looking for a place to escape. Or you could meet a friendly neighbour who has lived in Singapore for years and years. Don’t be afraid to spark up a conversation with one of the locals, because you might just find out some amazing information about the area. If you want to keep to yourself for the whole trip, then that is absolutely fine, but if you’re looking to meet friendly, interesting and helpful locals the chance will be right there for you too. Just make sure to be safe and aware of your surroundings and situations, especially being in a new place you're unfamiliar with.

Take Time Out

The lightbulb moment when you decide to go travelling on your own is certainly one to remember. Not only are you taking the amazing opportunity to explore a new way of life, but you're also allowing yourself to take time out from your hectic schedule. Sometimes we all need to understand that there are no rules to living our lives - it's such a different experience from the usual routine of your day-to-day life.

Love the Culture

The beautiful culture of South East Asia (or really anywhere new to you) is just waiting for you to immerse yourself into, so try not to hold back from any opportunities. You could volunteer and get to know local children a little better, or you can simply see the trip as a vacation and enjoy the sights every single day. If you’re shy, reserved, or nervous about heading on a solo trip to a place like Singapore, then you'll be relieved to know that the locals are typically considered to be helpful and friendly and will be happy to guide you in the right direction. You'll probably return from your trip feeling like a whole new person.

Travelling solo can feel like a special moment in life, like Eat, Pray, Love or Wild. Then maybe you'll write a memoir about your own self-discovering experience.

So, take a well deserved break in one of the most beautiful destinations you will ever visit in your life. Discover what it feels like to be independent and free from the stresses of everyday life. If you have been searching for a chance to escape from the humdrum routine back home, then you have certainly found the right place to go. Breathe in the awe inspiring scenery and discover the unforgettable culture throughout South East Asia, especially Singapore. Whether you’re swimming through the oceans or trekking through a rainforest with nothing but a backpack, you are bound to find serenity there. From soaking in the sights of Singapore to snapping a picture of the exquisite Myanmar coastline, you will never be able to forget this trip of a lifetime.

*This is a collaborative post.

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