Solo Travel Diaries: An Overtly Suggestive and Bold Taxi Driver in Cyprus

I came across his business card recently. It felt as if I nearly allowed his memory to escape me. Inadvertently or on purpose, I’m not quite sure. One thing for certain, an impression was left. I almost allowed the way he treated me to dictate if I would ever travel solo again. I assumed he would leave a nasty stain on the concept of me wandering this world alone. He did not. I couldn’t permit that.

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What to Know Before You Go: How to Explore Shanghai During a Layover

If you’re traveling from the United States to Southeast Asia, chances are you’ll have a connecting flight in Shanghai. While traveling from the Philippines to the states in late 2019, I had an extensive layover totaling 11 hours and 45 minutes. Before comprehending the 24-hour visa-free transit entry permit process, the thought alone made me restless. Unfamiliar with the procedure, I quickly had to learn for myself. Here’s how I did it in 3 easy steps.

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Looking Back: How I Prepared for My First Solo Trip

Mental, Physical, and Emotional Preparation

People continually search for a push to travel solo. They stand by for someone else to persuade them or seek signs to embark on this journey. Me? I was made for this. I’m highly independent, at times entirely too much for my own good. I’ve never considered independent travel as lonely or something that lacks. After all, alone and lonely aren’t synonymous.

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