I’m often asked about whether or not I get lonely when traveling alone. Of course I get lonely, but generally, I enjoy my own company a good deal. I don’t really understand how people get bored when on the road. Even if I’m just sitting alone at a sidewalk table drinking a beer and writing postcards, isn’t that something special in a foreign country?
But meeting can prove to be challenging. I’m a bit shy, too, believe it or not.
I do feel that when traveling alone, people are more open to striking up a conversation with you than if you’re surrounded by a group of friends. Most of the people I meet while on the road happen to be solo travelers, too.
So here’s how I do it.