Traveling alone to another country is a difficult decision to make, and not everyone is prepared to take that risk for fear of facing loneliness in an unknown place. But I assure you that the experience is exciting, unforgettable and worth jumping into the void from an open-minded perspective.
Even if you are shy or introverted, traveling makes it easier for you to start a conversation through cultural exchange and understand how other people perceive reality. The more you travel, the easier it will be to make friends. Dare to get out of your comfort zone and accept new challenges that break the routine. Here we recommend various ways to meet new people while traveling alone.
Staying in a hostel is probably one of the easiest ways to meet people. Regardless of whether you stay in a private or shared room, hostels usually prepare all kinds of activities; from karaoke nights to walking tours. Many even have restaurants, bars, and workspaces where you can strike up a conversation.
Volunteering allows you to work selflessly helping people in need, saving animals, protecting the environment, or supporting the education of children. Actions that help make the world a better place and make friends in the process.
Nightclubs, bars and cafeterias are places where you go to have a good time, relax and forget about the routine. Dancing, singing, or having a drink will allow you to socialize and meet new people with similar tastes to yours.
Social media or applications such as Meetup, Bumble, Tinder, or Grindr allow you to connect virtually with people from all over the world.
Couchsurfing is one of the best ways to interact and share the local culture more closely. It is an application that serves as a connection between world travelers who are looking for and/or offering accommodation. This means people who are willing to receive visitors or people interested in their home and travelers looking for a place to sleep at a local’s house. This will give you the possibility to receive advice about the country you are visiting, go to places that only locals frequent and make friends from all over the world.