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    How To Be A Solo Traveler

    You've decided to take the most important journey of your life.

    1. Pack everything you think you need and then leave half of that at home.

    2. Book your hostel.

    3. Get there the cheapest way, even if it’s the slowest. Picturesque train journeys are always a win.

    4. Don't make any plans. You don't actually know what you want to do.

    5. Make friends with a stranger immediately.

    6. Go on a tour with your hostel and make friends with even more strangers. Get to know your way around.

    7. Figure out what you actually want to do and do it.

    8. If you can't figure it out, ask.

    9. If you still can't figure it out, find art.

    10. Or an abandoned place to explore.

    11. Or nature to wander.

    12. Or really whatever presents itself to you.

    13. Go for a night out where the locals go.

    14. Stay out late even though you have a train to catch in the morning.

    15. Ask everyone you met to add you on Facebook or for their emails, even if it seems awkward at the time.

    16. Let them know when you're in their countries. You might even have a place to stay.

    17. Make that train in the morning, even though you didn't sleep.

    18. Sleep when you can.

    19. Blog about what you want people to know that you did.

    20. And Skype your friends to tell them what you really did.

    21. Book your next hostel and get ready to do it all over again!