“So you travel . . . only?” asked the woman sitting next to me in halting, but intuitive English, as we sat in the packed compartment on a train speeding through Moroccan farmland. We were the sole unveiled, accompanied women in the car.
I enjoyed this story about solo travel in Morocco, a place I'm not sure I'd have the courage travel alone.
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Solo travel has its pros and cons. But so does travel with friends or a partner, as a story in an Australian newspaper points out.
Yes, there's comfort and safety in traveling with someone you know. But at the same time, "Being around the same people constantly can be a source of frustration," wrote Courtney Taylor.