She is not Lost – Girls Solo Travel (Spain Blog Series): Introduction

It’s been a long time since I’ve written something. Actually, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt like writing something. I have these phases where no matter what, I just can’t put words down coherently on paper (or on the screen). I think these phases are those where my life is a whirlwind – work, personal life etc. But I’m just back from an amazing adventure and decided to write a little about it. For my birthday this year, I decided to gift myself a solo trip. After convincing my boss (ah, corporate life) to give me two weeks leave, I sat down to plan this trip. Since the plan was for late October, the only places with summer-ish weather in Europe were Spain and Portugal. And so, I decided to head to Spain for 12 days on my own. My first international solo trip!

Like most solo travellers, I got a lot of concern/worry from my loved ones about wanting to travel alone. I got reactions ranging from pity to complete shock from people who heard about my plan. And I was a little worried too. Solo travelling can be a bit of a headache since you need to plan everything on your own, take all the decisions and take care of yourself. For someone who takes 2 hours to decide what to eat on a food ordering app, this was a lot of pain. For most people especially in India, solo travel and more so women travelling solo is an unusual concept, something they find hard to wrap their heads around. So, I’ve decided to write a couple of blogs on solo travel and in particular about my adventures in Spain.

Here’s hoping you find this series amusing, interesting, informative and fun to read. Keep reading!

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