Tag Archives: downsides of travelling solo

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock That’s it, you’re home. Your trip is well and truly over and you’re left wondering if it ever really happened. You’ve survived those bouts of homesickness and have been counting down the days to see your friends and family, excited at being reunited. But now you’re back, and the home warming wasn’t… Continue Reading…

September Update: Questioning Yourself When Solo Travelling

As I gazed around at the pastel coloured buildings in the early hours of the morning, I wondered if everything was just a mirage. Was I really here, in Russia? A country that had had one of the hardest visa forms I had ever completed. Rewind 20 hours and I was barely unsure if I… Continue Reading…

August Update – Lesson: Listen To Your Body

As I write this it’s a Saturday night and I’m back in England, putting on platform boots and black eyeliner about to go to a 70’s birthday party. This time last week I was drinking horseradish vodka in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, the week before I was on an evening walking tour in… Continue Reading…

Finding the ‘Traveler’s Mindset’

Solo travel doesn’t have to mean flying to the other end of the world for 6 months. My first stint abroad lasted a week. The second? Three months, until gradually I built it up to over a year. Finding the traveller’s mindset is easy and you can begin with just baby steps. Find out more… Continue Reading…