Beginnings of my Solo Travel Adventures

So the first time I experienced a true solo travel experience, apart from of course when I decided to move to China to live and work alone, was last January/February 2016. I'll never forget it. I went traveling to South East Asia; Bangkok>Laos>Vietnam>Cambodia>Bangkok and then back to Shanghai, or at least that was the plan. In fact, originally my trip was planned with a work friend of mine. We both wanted to travel South East Asia for six and a half weeks so we thought why not join up? 

Spirited Away in Taipei

Being a English teachers abroad has its perks, the biggest one: getting vacations during holidays. Although we didn't really get Christmas or New Years off, we do get a five week winter vacation! I planned to meet my mom in Thailand around the 12th of January which gave me a few days where I had nothing planned. At first, I had decided to stay home and get everything settled in my apartment. However, after much deliberation, I decided to plan a solo trip in the days leading up to my Thailand trip. One of my New Years resolutions was to solo travel more. I believe than in these solo trips,  you reconnect with yourself and your ideals, and you discover more about yourself that perhaps you never knew.