Sometimes travelling with a group of people doesn’t seem possible as plans change or dates don’t match. But why wait around for someone else to join you when you can explore the world on your own and at your own sweet pace? Travelling alone helps you to broaden your horizons and uninhibitedly explore some of the most exquisite locations in the world. Here is a list of places where you can take a solo trip to.
A vast cultural history, breath-taking architecture, top class dining and an unmatched Mediterranean experience, Barcelona has it all. Walk across the city and find influences of the Roman era along the city walls and stone corridors; the Middle ages left their mark on the Gothic quarter and the towering cathedrals. Contemporary architectural masterpieces like the Segrada Familia and Park Guell depict the genius and influence of the architect Gaudi. Barcelona has also inspired great artists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, whose works are showcased in galleries and museums across the city. Tapas bars of the finest quality, boulevards lined with quaint cafes, and seafood taverns are a major part of the culinary landscape here.
GoFro Tip: Want to get a panoramic view of the city? Head to the Bunkers del Carmel on top of Turo de la Rovira hill; it’s not crowded with people either.
Bali is an island which offers a great mix of sun and sand on one hand, and cultural richness on the other. There are approximately 10,000 temples across Bali, where you will find gorgeous flower petal offerings, joyful processions and traditional music and dance being performed. Gunung Agung is the tallest peak and also the spiritual centre. Be it beach parties in Kuta, resorts in Kerobokan, shopping in Seminyak, or surfing wild beaches in the south, you are offered a complete island holiday experience.
GoFro Tip: Find a natural infinity pool at the Angel’s Billabong in Nusa Penida. We recommend it as the perfect secret getaway.
Southern Thailand is tailor-made for the traditional backpacker. Whether you go to the Central Gulf Coast, the Andaman Coast, Phuket or Krabi Province, you will find stunning beaches and islands all across the region. Find fellow travellers at the famous beach parties, sip on local beers, and bask in the splendour of coral reefs and rock formations along the sandy beaches.
GoFro Tip: Find your own little oasis in Morakot Cave on Koh Moot island. The cave has a secret beach, which can only be reached by swimming from the entrance of the cave.
Of Japan’s four main islands, Hokkaido is the northern-most and least developed. Outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking across a largely untouched landscape make this an ideal place for someone travelling alone. Explore Daisetsuzan National Park and Shikotsu-Toya National Park to discover some steaming volcanoes, geothermal springs and majestic mountain ranges. The famous Saporro beer is also brewed here.
GoFro Tip: Soak your feet in the natural hot springs in Jigokudani, also known as Hell Valley.
The capital city of Cuba is an enticing and captivating prospect for any solo traveller. With its rich cultural diversity, enthralling history and architectural brilliance, Havana offers a unique picture at every step. Find remnants of a bygone grandeur in every street. Walk across the harbour-side, Habana Vieja, and the old city to see the eras of the city’s evolution. The Centro Habana and Vedado are the vibrant tourist-friendly areas full of cabarets, theatres and restaurants. You can also spend hours exploring neoclassical, artisan shops and small restaurants in the back streets of the city. A trip here is incomplete without an encounter with salsa, cigars and Chevrolets.
GoFro Tip: Head to the Factoria Habana art gallery and check out some amazing contemporary pieces which combine Latin American and European art styles.
Try and be spontaneous, and travel light while embarking on a solo trip.