You’ll have a great time.
And regarding the fear of the taxi not turning up – I always have a plan B, but have rarely had to use it. I’ve found it reassuring to know that if, for instance, the taxi fails to appear by such-a-time, I’m go (phone them, drive myself and bill them for parking, phone a friend who’ll understand and drive me …)
And then come back and tell us all about it.
hi luna, I hope you have a fantastic time – Iim sure you will. my one piece of advice, for what it’s worth: if you experience a moment of doubt as you set out, know that that’s what it is, a moment, nothing more ,and in truth a fitting start to a wonderful adventure.
Good luck and really enjoy yourself. We’ll look forward to hearing about it when you get back.
Well, my first single holiday is less than two weeks away. I have read all your excellent advise and it has been such a long time since I have been away I am just really looking forward to it. The only real worry I have is the taxi failing to turn up at the early hour I leave. I have reduced the clothes I take yo just a little over the minimum, as I will never manage a bigger case. I will let you know how I get on.
I too am going solo, in about 8 weeks time, must say I am looking forward to it but equally hoping I don’t feel lonely. You inspire me with your comments and have mastered it so I am sure I can.
@Venus – welcome and glad to see your safety is your first priority.
I did my first solo long-haul flights last year. I chose an aisle seat on both flights because you will more than likely be sitting next to a stranger. I also engage with the cabin crew; the outbound staff found it funny that I was a “Virgin virgin”.
The older members of my family thought I was mad, the younger ones weren’t so bothered, just jealous!
Welcome, Venus. And a woman after my own heart! I gave up work in my mid-50s, sold my car, bought a rucksack, abandoned (adult) children and went round the world for a year. Now I trot off every winter – there’s a wonderful world to explore!