Many bloggers will tell you travelling is the best experience one could ever have. Yes, it’s the best, but you should also know it’s not always pleasant or easy. Not like the perfect experiences many bloggers tell you about. From my own experience I can tell you that: sometimes travelling really sucks!
You’ll face many problems, maybe even more when you’re a woman. You’ll be different to many people, so it’s likely you’ll be stared at lots of times, people will try to impress you just to have sex with you, agressive salesmen won’t leave you at many times… banking problems, overbooked stays, dirty bathrooms, getting sick, not able to sleep (for example because of snoring dorm mates), getting robbed, loosing stuff, shitty food… of course, you’ll be missing trains & buses as well… The list of shitty things to happen could go on and on. You understand what I mean, right? Travelling isn’t all La La Land!!
I’m not saying travelling is dangerous or you shouldn’t travel. I’m just trying to sketch a realistic image of travelling. You should know these kind of things and mentally prepare for these as well. That way things won’t be as shitty as they would be if you weren’t prepared. No, it won’t be easy all the time. Yes, there will be challenges, but that’s also part of the journey. The question is how you deal with it. Situations aren’t bad, as long as you embrace them and make the best out of them!
It’s not always easy, but it’s definitely worth it!