Travelling Alone? Here are the not-so-famous places you HAVE to visit

travelling alone

Travelling alone might seem shrouded with connotations of fear, loneliness and worse still; craziness.

However, here are a number of places which perfectly treat the adventure-seeking solo traveller to a memorable experience.

For the explorers amongst us

Albeit English is not so well-spoken in this South-American country, the hospitality of its people is unmatchable.

I highly recommend dedicating some time to explore the impeccable beauty of the lesser known city of Maceio in Alagoas.

Although small in size, it boasts an excellent urban life, top-end restaurants and last but certainly not least, pristine beaches.

My personal favourite is the breathtaking Gunga Beach. Persons travelling alone should not only find no problem getting around the vastness of the country, but they are in for a surprisingly homely welcome from the Brazilians which exceeds expectations.

MUST-DO: Sip on authentic Capirinhia and feast on a super cheap Rodizio; 20EUR for a never-ending meat fest and delicious sides!

An Instragrammer’s dream come true

Another place which is also perfect for persons travelling alone is the small Eastern European country that is, Macedonia.

The main attractions close to Skopje – the country’s capital – are Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon.

Since distances are not so long between the city and these landmarks, people travelling alone avoid the dreaded long hours of transportation. The UNESCO protected Ohrid Lake is the pinnacle of Macedonia.

If travelling alone, two days are more than enough to absorb the impeccable views Ohrid and its lake have to offer.

While Macedonia as a whole boasts of a large number of monasteries with each having their own individual characteristics, the most Instagrammed monastery is Ohrid’s St Naum Monastery.

PERK: Prices are very cheap making Macedonia a shopper’s paradise!

A nature lover’s paradise

Close to Malta, profoundly beautiful and tranquil. Sand in Taufers, Northern Italy.

You’ve never heard of it, right? In a nutshell, this paradise is nestled in between mountains and located just a couple of hours away from Innsbruck, making it both easily reachable and the dream getaway.

Having places of interest ranging from the magnificent Spiekboden mountain to the Riva Waterfalls, relaxation is guaranteed. Moreover, large public swimming pools are within walking distances from holiday establishments making it easier for visitors to unwind by the pool.

For those adventurous persons travelling alone, the spectacular Pragser Wildsee emerald lake is approximately an hour away by car and the famous Tre Cime Mountain Range is less than 2 hours away by car.

Whilst promising to be a nature lover’s paradise, it is also particularly peaceful due to it being relatively unknown to mass tourism – for now.

TIP: Renting a car is a must in order to comfortably access the natural wonders in the vicinity of Sand in Taufers.

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