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Travelling solo exposes you to different cultures, traditions, and customs, and lets you meet some fascinating and memorable people. You also learn so much about yourself and the world around you in the process that the whole experience becomes precious.

Here are 8 reasons why you should travel around the world all by yourself.

1. You learn new things.

When you travel around the world, you discover new worlds and different cuisines, cultures, languages and more. You start to realize how diverse the world really is.

2. You learn more about yourself.

Travelling exposes you to the world around you and helps you learn more about yourself. You start to understand what you like and what you don’t, and what sort of a behavior you’re likely to exhibit in particular situations.

3. You meet new people.

You meet many new people when you travel around the world. You make new friends in different places and create incredible memories with them to take home, making your experience exciting and enriching.

4. You become confident.

When you travel around, make friends, and find new places all by yourself, you become more confident in yourself. You learn so much about yourself that you start to trust yourself a lot more, and start believing in your abilities.

5. You empathize with people.

Travelling around the world gives you an opportunity to see the world in a deeper way. You realize how every place is different from the other. The disparity between the major cities and tiny villages and slums teach you a thing or two, as you learn to empathize with people everywhere.

6. You learn new languages.

Traveling around the world exposes you to so many new cultures and their languages. You might not have the time to be an expert in different language, but the time you spend in each place helps you catch some important phrases, at the least.

7. You widen your horizon.

When you travel around the world, you get a lot of time to think about what you want to do in life. You also learn more about new jobs along the way, many of which are uncommon elsewhere. Thus, your experience helps you widen your horizon.

8. You become independent.

Travelling around the world is not always easy or comfortable. You need to do so many different things on your own to survive in different places. Over the the course of this journey, you become stronger and more independent.