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Cyranny’s quickie!




Have you ever traveled solo? If so, what did you enjoy most about it?





I am not the first blogger to start a ”Question of the day” series. I used to participate to Danny’s Let me ask you a question posts regularly, but since he has almost stopped pubishing them, I thought I’d give it a go. We’ll see if I stick to it, depending on the answers I get!

26 thoughts on “Cyranny’s quickie!

    1. I agree… As much as I like traveling with someone, leaving alone is THE adventure. In three weeks, I’ll be walking around Vikingland on my own again (yes, I re-booked a flight!! Cha-cha-yay!!)

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      1. I seriously thought the project was over at first. Loosing my dad so unexpectedly would have been a deal breaker, but now that he is recovering well, I feel comfortable leaving 🙂

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    1. I believe so… I enjoy traveling with a loved one, but the freedom I get from traveling alone is priceless. And although I thought it was definately cancelled, I am leaving for Denmark solo again in three weeks… Yay!


      1. That is good news, indeed. I shall await the photographs.

        I really have travelled more or less alone for most of my life in various forms. I have driven quite a bit in the USA and (of course) in Australia – but here it is very common for someone to climb into a car and drive 1000 miles alone. I used to do a bit on boats around the Greek Islands way back when and I hitchhiked once from Bulawayo to Harare in Zimbabwe (sharing the back of a truck with a couple of silent locals, some noisy chickens and a pig). Lots of time on trains through Europe too. I commandeered a tuk tuk and drove through the streets of Bangkok late one night (with the owner/driver slightly terrified in the back), so I have to concede that solo travel is not always sensible.
        I just think that one is more open to other cultures when alone – another person can be a bit inhibiting.


  1. Once to Israel…….I stayed in a kibbutz for ten days and helped out on the banana farm. It was amazing…then 15 days in a five star hotel. Paid all of 15 american dollars a night for absolute luxury.

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    1. Awww… that sounds awesome! I bet you met great people too! There’s nothing like traveling alone to cross the path of random strangers 🙂 Thank you for sharing, Madame Suze! xx

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  2. Yes. I took a solo train (actually three trains) from San Francisco to Boston. I liked being selfish and doing only what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.


  3. I actually prefer to travel solo. I horrified my family last year by driving all the way to Montana alone. More recently I went to Northern Idaho and back home again in one whack and I did it alone. I have come to realize that’s not the most prudent thing for someone of my age and physical condition to do too. But I’ve been travelling alone most of my life, so old habits are hard to break.


  4. Within England and Wales I have travelled all over for projects here there and everywhere. I have never been abroad on my own before, nor been through an airport on my own before – I am so nervous I am going to get confused when I go to Australia and miss one of my flights. Super scared!


  5. When I was younger I did a lot of solo travelling and i went to some adventurous places. I liked it and I was never nervous of being alone. When I was in Chile however it was during the Pinochet regime and there were riots and a curfew. I certainly felt I had to keep my wits about me then. I like the independence and the ability to choose what I would do each day.


  6. I went to Capitol Reef National Park alone last fall. It was the best thing I ever did even though I was constantly panicking of receiving a phone call from my mom and getting yelled to doing such a dangerous thing. The best part about traveling alone? Getting to go and do whatever I want. I can stop wherever I want and hike wherever I want.

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    1. I sooooo understand you! You can really push back your limits, and challenge yourself without having to worry about how others feel about it.

      Also, I don’t know if you’ll agree on this other point, but although it is nice to share souvenirs like that with a traveling friend, it is pretty cool too to know that what is hapening belongs only to you, and no one else will ever see things exactly how you see them at that precise moment 🙂

      Thank you for sharing! xx

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      1. I absolutely agree on both points. Some people may consider solo traveling to be selfish, I feel it’s just one of those things you just have to give to yourself sometimes because you need it and desire it.


  7. I’m going to answer two questions in one post…having a brain fart today. I’ve traveled alone many times. For IBM I traveled to business shows, customer sites, etc. In 1994 I went to Germany by myself; in 2014 in drove from Texas to Seattle alone. It’s easy in that you don’t have to worry about other people’s schedule or wants. But, it can be boring and a little scary to. Going to Seattle took me across some “wiiiide open” spaces with nothing around. If an emergency came up, help is a long way off. Traveling overseas is a little iffy- no one knows you, knows where you are, your not sure of the rules or most of the time don’t speak the language.

    On covid…we will take the vaccine when it’s available. My family has two examples of what happens when there is no vaccine to take, and when one is not taken.

    My mom got polio in 1951-52 time frame. When the salk vaccine came out my brothers and I were in line to get it, and my girls got the Sabine vaccine.

    I have two cousins who are deaf because they weren’t given the measles vaccine. Both got measles and both lost their hearing. The following four kids got vaccinated.


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