I’m a loner. A self-professed loner. I like to be alone. Every time I get home from work I become an antisocial. I would not pick up my phone at times. Would also ignore texts. I am perfectly fine with the idea of watching a movie alone in the cinema. I like chatting with myself. I did that a lot during my trip.
However, I realised that the places I enjoyed most during my trip was where I met great people. Having the human connection, having someone to talk to (I don’t talk much). I remember reaching Hampi, India, and breathing a sigh of relief because I had met a whole bunch of lone travellers. All of us were in need of that sense of comfort. The human connection.
On that particular trip, Andrew lasted four days without showering, fell three times on his bum walking on ice, and replayed Bon Iver’s For Emma too many times. Nowadays, he’ll tear a lil’ listening to the album after the trip.