All posts tagged: solo traveling

Jordan: What You Seek is Seeking You

What you seek, is seeking you. – Rumi Ever since I started traveling, I have been waiting for this big trip to happen, that will change my life and I will come back this whole new person. While every new journey has been a completely unique and exciting adventure, I always find myself coming back and easily falling into the trap that everyday life is. Once the vacation hang-over wears off, the grumbling and complaining starts. But Jordan was different. To start with, I never imagined traveling by myself in the Middle East. Even though I have spent a big part of my life living in Kuwait, the idea of traveling by myself in any of the Middle Eastern countries was horrifying. But travel alone I did. Unlike every other vacation that takes months to plan, with hours at length devoted to research and preparation, Jordan was very spur of the moment. I booked my ticket, got my visa, looked up some blogs, made a list of places to see, in no particular order and …

Turkey: Flying Solo

The best way to learn how to swim is to be thrown into the deep end. The best way to learn how to travel alone is to be abandoned by your travel buddy after you reach the destination! A very close friend of mine once told me, “Z being alone is the ultimate truth of life”, and rightly so. But being alone has also always been my ultimate fear, alone-ness is my spider, my closed space, my height, my water, all rolled into one.