Category Archives: Travelling as an Introvert

Experiences I made travelling as an introvert and tipps on how to deal with introversion on the road. Because wanderlust gets all of us equally.

The joy of long-distance bus travel

Nele/ June 5, 2018/ Travel Advice, Travelling as an Introvert/ 4 comments

The most common travel style to cover long distances in South America is by bus. I’ve heard lots of complaints about those buses before I got there. Often people ask me whether that’s not incredibly uncomfortable. I always say no to this. Not only because South American buses are surprisingly comfy, but because I’ve always kind of enjoyed long-distance travel. That goes

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The best spots in Santiago de Chile for introverts

Nele/ March 9, 2018/ Destinations, South America, Travelling as an Introvert/ 0 comments

Travel can be an exhausting experience for an introvert. As much as I love being on the road, I also love my alone time at home, being in a familiar and safe environment where I can relax. It can be a challenge to find that while travelling. Latin America, especially, does not have the reputation of being a particularly quiet or introvert-friendly

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A travelling introvert’s struggle to adjust to new places

Nele/ February 6, 2018/ Travelling as an Introvert/ 0 comments

For me, arrival day is always the worst. That can be the case for short trips, too, but it’s especially true for long-term travel. The situation when I arrived in Santiago was this: I arrived at the airport and made it through immigration. Thankfully without any holdup. I collected my bag, after needlessly having worried, for the last twenty hours or so, whether

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Hostel survival guide for introverts

Nele/ April 11, 2017/ Travelling as an Introvert/ 1 comments

Hostels are not exactly the natural environment for introverts. You’re constantly surrounded by strangers, there’s few places to withdraw to, and the need to make small-talk to new roommates strains our energy reserves. Every time I stay in a hostel I struggle with the stress it puts me under. Still, private rooms are not always a realistic alternative, not least for financial

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