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9 Tips To Give You the Best Solo Traveling Experience in Phuket

9 Tips To Give You the Best Solo Traveling Experience in Phuket

Are you about to travel with no one but a backpack as your companion? You may feel daunted by the task, but do not fret! We have your back. Here are nine tips to make your solo traveling experience much more enjoyable!

 

1 – Open Up to Other Travellers

Many benefits await you if you’re planning to stay at a hostel. Not only is it much cheaper, but they have more common areas. This allows you to meet new people and make friends with them!

 

2 – Stay in Smaller Rooms

Although you may be spending a little more for a smaller room, this makes it easier for you to get to know the people sharing your room. Start a conversation about your favorite shoe or about your traveling experiences. With a smaller place, you’ll find it much easier to talk to your roommates.

 

3 – Join on Organized Tours

When you join a tour, you may find yourself introducing yourself and getting to know the other people in the group. You may think sharing about your favorite dogs may be a little foolish at first, but you might find yourself discussing favorite dogs with another dog-lover.

 

4 – Volunteer Yourself at Events

If any events or festivals are going on nearby, go and join it. Even better still, find out how you can get involved by doing some research to find out what you can do. The faster you start working with a group of people, the faster it is that you will make new friends.

 

5 – Cook in Public Kitchens

Food is one of the most popular topics ever. Cook an excellent dish, and you will undoubtedly catch someone’s attention. Also, if you’re using the frying pan and someone wants to borrow it, you’ll make a new friend!

 

6 – Do Your Research

Anyone will feel intimidated when arriving at an unknown location. Before you travel, do some research. Look for the best routes and methods to take to reach your hostel. Also, remember the landmarks to help you with your bearings when traveling in a city.

 

7 – Drink and Be Merry

The fact is, after a glass or two of beer, you are going to be much more sociable. Many hostels have bars, so you’re bound to meet people in no time! If you don’t want to look lonely drinking away, look for a pub crawl.

 

8 – Fool the Muggers

Now, getting mugged is an unfortunate thing to happen to anyone, but don’t worry! There are some steps you can take to minimize the damage. You can bring around a spare wallet with little cash in it. In the case that you do get mugged, you won’t lose as much. Also, getting lost in the city doesn’t help, so before you leave the hostel, know where you’re going. If you come across a suspicious area, go to a nearby cafe instead! Bringing a newspaper will also make you look like a local.

 

9 – Get Travel Insurance

There is no better way to have peace of mind than getting travel insurance. Services like Hostelworld offer policies to cover trip cancellations, medical emergencies, resumption, and many more.

 

With that said, make sure that you travel prepared. This way, you can enjoy the excitement that solo-traveling has to offer without much worry.

 

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