24th Oct 21 – An emotional rollercoaster

I’ve spoken at length now about how transformational the last few days have been from a personal perspective. 

Of course, there’s been many positives but there’s another side to travelling alone that maybe doesn’t get touched on so much – everyone possibly wants to portray how amazing everything is. 

Travelling alone is an emotional rollercoaster; especially when it comes to meeting new people.

That, without question, has been the best part about travelling solo. However, it’s also the hardest part. Let me elaborate …

You can quickly build relationships with people, and it’s great returning to the hostel to see familiar faces with whom you’ve already build rapport. But just as quickly as you build the relationships, people move on – and it can be quite sad saying goodbye.

And so the process begins again, and again, and again. 

Fortunately, because everyone in the world is unique, building these new relationships is effortless. And people travelling tend to be open minded, and nobody has their guard up – nobody feels they need to prove anything. With this type of person it’s easy to strike up new conversations, and before you know it you’re taking day trips together and going out for dinner.

As I was just passing through Tenerife, tonight is my last night here before catching the ferry to La Gomera.

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