Except for our Honey Moon trip to Andamans last year there had hardly been any trip of our’s (or mine) which had been fully ‘planned’. Actually, even the Andaman trip had a lot of things left un-planned. To tell you the truth, I have always enjoyed the certain level of uncertainty that comes when few things in a trip are left un-planned. I have hardly traveled anywhere alone and this is what I have been trying do since quite some time now. Also, I have been thinking of doing a trip which would be totally un-planned. Over the time, this wish of mine has grown stronger and stronger until yesterday when I finally booked tickets for my first solo back-packing trip and with no plan whatsoever.
With four days and five nights, the plan was to go somewhere nearby to explore the place and let loose the amateur photographer inside me. Sri Lanka seemed to be the perfect choice. It was exactly the type of place I was looking for and where would love to spend time on my own with the pristine beaches, historical architecture and the people & their culture. After a couple of days of trying to figure the in-country conveyance however made me realize that 4 days is not going to be enough for Sri Lanka. More so when I am planning to take the public transport.
Finally with the meager four days that I have with me, I finally have decided on Goa. The plan for the trip is that there is no plan. Of-course apart from the fact that I am taking a train and not a flight like most of the times (the country side the train passes through on its way to Goa is very green and beautiful), staying in one of the backpackers’ hostels there, would try to spend time exploring less crowded but interesting places and meet people from different parts of the world.
That’s it! Let’s see how it turns out to be!
Have you been to a solo back-packing trip? How has the experience been? Would like to suggest me something which I should definitely try?