Flying Solo: My London Adventure

30 Jun 2017

I've been pretty MIA lately and it's mainly because it's darn near impossible to blog on a laptop of which 8 of the keys don't work, but nevertheless, here I am wita life update. 

Travelling solo can be a daunting experience especially if, like me, you're not used to it and are unfamiliar with the place you are travelling to. So these are just a few tips of things that I found useful, when I was travelling. 

Have a Plan

Having a plan and being aware of the things that I wanted to do while I was there really helped to calm my mind. I didn't need to panic about getting lost and not knowing where I was going because I'd already decided what I wanted to do and how I was going to get there. Now this doesn't mean that you can't make spur of the moment decisions and deviate from your plan, but I found that on my second day, when I had no plan that I found it a lot more stressful than the first day when I had meticulously planned everything.

Eating Alone Isn't Weird

Believe it or not, nobody is going to judge you for turning up to a restaurant on or own and asking for a table for one. It happens all the time, tere are so many tourists in the city also travelling alone,. Don't let there be a stigma about it. Research local restaurants before you go as well, so you have an idea of where you'd like to eat, to take the stress out of finding somewhere last minute when you are there.

Take Your Time

It may sound obvious, but try not to rush around. You're in a new place, take some time to enjoy the place you're in. Even in cities like London, famous for the hustle and bustle, it is possible to take things slow, just because your surrounded by something doesn't mean that you have to conform.

Embrace Your Oneness 

You are on your own, use it. How many times have you been somewhere with friends or family when you've been the only person who has wanted to do something. Well, there's none of that when you're flying solo, you have free reign of activities, there's nobody to tell you that you can't go to that super obscure place that you've been dying to go to. YOU DO YOU, MY FRIEND!

Don't Worry

If you spend all of or time worrying about ever little thing about te trip, you just simply won't enjoy yourself and what's the point of going away in the first place if you're not enjoying yourself, you're there to have fun so have fun. Fully absorb the place you're in and you'll be a local in no time!

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