Sometimes it is better to travel alone. This is the best way to introduce yourself, but also to meet new people. Dare to explore new experiences and see the world unaffected. Finally, don’t forget that travelling alone means that you can do whatever you want! There are few landmarks that insist that traveling alone is the best way to see the planet. Travelling alone by choice, they say, means that you want to discover the world without being influenced by the tastes, preferences, prejudices and even your friend or your partner. In addition, it is more likely to meet new people. Something like a lonely journey can easily become a self discovery journey.
The Mecca of lonely travelers. As in Vietnam, Laos is a country that lived terrible hardships of war to grown after the end of a peaceful paradise. In contrast with Vietnam, they managed to retain many elements of primitive culture and salvage the environment, which remains one of the most intact of Southeast Asia. Take a trip by barge on the river Mekong, experience the relaxed atmosphere of the capital Vientiane or visit the historic royal city of Luang Prabang, one of the most important Buddhist centers in the country. Even better, arrange to stay a few days in one of the villages, to experience the authenticity of a rapidly rising destination.
Having a well deserved reputation for safety, stable and rather conservative Muslim country, Malaysia has all the features of the ideal exotic destination for solo travelers. However, Malay, Chinese and Indian culture that so readily mixed in spicy cuisine of the country, meet equally enjoyable in Borneo, on the opposite shore of the South China Sea. Certainly many adventures await you in the jungles of the third largest island in the world, where you will come face to face with orangutans and members of different races. Otherwise, in Malaysia you can stay in affordable five star hotels in the capital Kuala Lumpur or seaside resorts. And, then, to cross the sea to spend a few days in a traditional ram rumah panjang in the province of Sarawak Borneo.
Forget the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Stockholm is a city for people who love walking, sailing and nature. You’ll find plenty of café in Gamla Stan, rare art treasures in the Museum of Modern Art and important pieces in Swedish design shops in the country, launched the Ikea. Sweden has an unexpected cultural diversity – forget the cliché of the blond women with blue eyes, while the second cities like Gothenburg and Malmo, have acquired a hip beat. If you really want to stay alone Sweden has thousands of lakes and little red cottages. The countryside is ideal for cycling and walking in the warm months and for cross country skiing in winter.
Tunisia is more than ready to become the new Morocco, thanks to the British, the Italians and the French are invading the Mediterranean beaches. Sandwiched between Algeria and Libya, is perhaps the most progressive country in the Muslim world. Tunis, the capital, is a mix of Mediterranean and North Africa, with an impressive Medina, will make very good purchases rugs, mats and hookahs. Here you will find mosques and café, but French buildings and art nouveau. Take the train on that route Tunis -Goulette-Marsa and visit the ruins of Carthage, continue to the picturesque village of artists, colony, Sidi Bou Said and finish your trip in La Marsa, seaside resort in the 19th century, the sandy beach has the scent of jasmine.
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By Nicole P.
Solo travelling photos: Fabio Di Lupo, jasmine8559, Kenny Teo, Ben Smethers.