Anyone tried? If no one wanna accompany me, I'm very tempted to go solo backpacking
Why not? I enjoyed it much much more than going with group of friends
It's an experience of literally living in your own world e.g wake up anytime, sleep anytime, eat anything, eat anytime, go anywhere as long as you feel like it. More importantly, you can take your own sweet time to take photos
dude where are u going?
penang? i'm interested in the 21st sep that week! haha
Never did a trip completely on my own, but had extended my trip, or maybe spend a few days on my own while waiting for others to join me - absolutely loved it!
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i tried a few times...but it all depends on where you are heading.
some countries are fun with friends..some countries are great being alone!
go ahead... you wont be the first... have fun!
'Nothing to brag about, we are only as good as our next picture!'
always wanted to. almost went once, but chickened out at the last moment. it's awesome i think, you make your own decisions and do whatever you want. go for it!
What a coincidence for this thread.
Made the (crazy) decision to quit job, planning to do backing packing from Jan to June (intermitten periods) next year.
same rules apply, i won't worry too much about "not knowing any place well", some of my best travel memories involve walking on city outskirts feeling lost, or just finding a place i wanted to get to and walking thrice as long on a beach as i thought i would.
not sure if you are a guy or girl...
if you are a guy, i would say...what the hell, just do it.
when you are in the 30s like me, it will be tough to drop everything and backpack anymore!
i backpacked solo when i was 18 in europe, and i did not even have a mobile phone with me back then...and of cos, no internet access.
but then..that was the best part...cos i was cut away from singapore totally for a month!
go ahead, and enjoy yourself solo..
Whether guy or girl doesn't matter, its still just do it ...Originally Posted by grainpixel
Whether 30's or 20's, it boils down to your passion... bcoz thats what keeps you going!
Also, always on the lookout for safety - esp.. be very careful with your belongings esp. wallets etc and know where's the nearest police station, just in case.
As for me.. its once and DONE. I will never go solo backpacking again. I would rather have someone share the beautiful things in life. Its rather lonesome.
Hope that helps. Better tips ------------ Get friends along.
Last edited by Oshkosh; 11th September 2009 at 03:10 PM.
bro i always wanted to do it but i chickened out due to safety issues and i always need companion..but think next year i plan to go newzealand to try it out...solo backpacking...my aunt staying there so at least if anything happen, i know i can go find her...or she can come find me..haha